ERIC Number: ED452838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep-11
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Measuring Our Progress with Real Tools: Why Does Technology Work in Some Schools and Not in Others?
This document is an outline of a presentation on measuring the impact of technology in schools. Highlights include: technology as a system lever; training and conducting audits in over 2,500 schools; Illinois NextSteps--organizing technology for student results; asking big questions of our technology investments; making instructional technology work for all students; stages of staff development; diffusion of innovations; assessing pervasiveness; first order change (focused on technical tasks, getting people to do it, efforts, and broad/generalized learning goals); second order of change (focused on re-culturing, addressing equity/building critical mass, meaningful "worth-the-money" student uses, added-value results, and specific/measurable learning goals); organizing the system for student results--systems thinking; Educational Technology Planners' (ETP's) four CornerStones (i.e., readiness to change, teaching and learning, system capacity, and technology deployment); data collection; leadership measures; catalytic validity; district strategy retreat; technology plan analysis tool; goals in state and district plans; sample goals; ETP's Spectrum of Technology and Learning Uses; mapping learning uses; what ETP is learning, i.e., schools are not presently organized for results; ETP partnership with Phi Delta Kappa; first/second order evaluation; classroom observations; collaborative development; student products helping assess the system's use of technology; student product scoring guides; craftsmanship of tool uses; five uses of the tools; classroom "running records;" and accountability. (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Staff Development
For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/. For full text: http://www.ed.gov/Technology/techconf/2000/presentations.htm l.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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