ERIC Number: ED455806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Support and Training for High-School Faculty Who Will Teach Using the Web.
Olina, Zane; Dwyer, Herb; Savenye, Wilhelmina
Over a six-year period, a team of staff members in a high school in the Phoenix, Arizona area explored ways to improve student success while simultaneously reducing instructional costs. Technology as a tool for change played a significant role in most of the solutions that were explored. Increasing access to computers and the Internet by students both at school and off-campus resulted in a proposal for implementing both Web-supplemented and Web-based instruction on a school-wide basis. Based on the preliminary work of the school-district technology personnel, it was decided to conduct a thorough review of approaches and strategies for teacher professional development and support in technology integration. It was envisioned that this study would further inform the decision-making process regarding the implementation of Web-based and Web-supplemented instruction at the high school and across the district. The investigation was carried out as a class project in an advanced graduate-level instructional design class at Arizona State University. The class project represents the beginning of a district-university collaborative effort. This paper describes the major findings of the investigation and offers practical strategies for teacher professional development and support. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (23rd, Denver, CO, October 25-28, 2000). Volumes 1-2; see IR 020 712.