ERIC Number: ED451989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Technology Planning for Montana's Schools.
Morton, Claudette, Ed.
Although Montana has not required school districts to write technology plans, districts need such plans to apply for technology grants and the E-rate discount on Internet service. This document was created to help Montana's primarily small school districts meet new demands related to technology and understand the role that technology can play in teaching, learning, and administration. Chapter 1 describes elements of a well articulated technology plan: technology vision statement; inventory and needs assessment of hardware, software, technology infrastructure, and staff expertise; goal statements and sample strategies for technology integration into curriculum and instruction, ongoing training and technical assistance, resource coordination, community connections (including adult programs), and technology support services; a sample action plan; and plans for evaluating technology implementation and impact. Chapter 2 describes the Technology Literacy Challenge Fund (TLCF), which provides federal funds through state education agencies to support local education agencies' technology plans. Montana's priorities with regard to the fund are listed, followed by eligibility and application information. Chapter 3 discusses the Universal Service Fund's E-rate (discounts on telecommunications services), what is and is not covered by the discounts, FCC requirements, and the application process. Appendices include a glossary of technology terms, technology consultants in Montana, print and Web-based resources, sample forms, a staff technology survey, and further information on TLCF and E-rate applications. (SV)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: ARCO Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Authoring Institution: Montana Association of County School Superintendents.; Montana Small Schools Alliance, Helena.
Identifiers - Location: Montana