ERIC Number: ED437907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Connections for School Improvement. Teacher's Guide.
McNabb, Mary L.
This guide is designed as a professional development tool for personal use within the context of a schoolwide improvement planning effort to assist individual K-12 classroom teachers who are beginning to integrate technology into their daily practices. Following an introductory section that addresses reasons for using technology, technology within schoolwide improvement planning, and the role of the technology committee and the individual teacher, the first section discusses developing a personal vision for uses of technology. The second section covers integrating technology into the curriculum, including developing lifelong learning skills, meeting content area standards, and technology in science, English/language arts, mathematics, and social studies instruction. Pursuing professional development is considered in the next section, including taking a learner-centered approach, technology-related proficiencies and levels of use, equitable use of technology resources, school-family-community partnerships, and a technology integration planning chart. The fourth section reflects on the next steps and presents a goal-setting chart. Most sections contain an objective, guiding questions, and relevant Internet resources. Action steps are also included to illustrate the transition a teacher experiences as she begins the process of infusing integrating technology into her daily routine. (Contains 23 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Information Technology, Instructional Development, Internet, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Role, Technology Integration, Technology Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.