ERIC Number: ED437908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Connections for School Improvement. Planner's Handbook.
McNabb, Mary L.; Valdez, Gilbert; Nowakowski, Jeri; Hawkes, Mark
The goal of this handbook is to inform technology planning committee members about the dimensions of the technology planning and implementation process and to guide them through the process of aligning their technology plans with schoolwide reform efforts. Sections are included for each of the following dimensions: (1) develop a vision and policy; (2) analyze technology needs; (3) focus on student-centered learning; (4) involve parents and the community; (5) support professional development; (6) build a technology infrastructure; (7) establish multiyear funding; and (8) evaluate processes and outcomes. Tips from research, case scenarios focused on critical technology planning issues, suggested action steps, and Internet resources are included throughout the handbook. A toolkit for creating a technology plan is also provided that contains a worksheet for developing a vision, comprehensive needs assessment chart, student needs assessment worksheet, technology integration planning chart, basic technology terms crossword puzzle, parent technology survey, parent-community needs assessment worksheet, partners in learning with technology agreement, staff needs assessment worksheet, technology proficiency chart, technology resource needs assessment worksheet, technology resource usage policies template, and technology evaluation rubric. (Contains 67 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.