ERIC Number: ED455828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Forming Innovative Learning Environments through Technology. Conversations in Excellence.
Cimino, Carol, Ed.; Haney, Regina M., Ed.; O'Keefe, Joseph M., Ed.; Zukowski, Angela Ann, Ed.
Selected Programs for Improving Catholic Education (SPICE) was initiated in 1996. This venture of the National Catholic Educational Association, in partnership with the Jesuit Institute at Boston College, identifies exemplary Catholic educational programs from around the country, and invites the schools and dioceses named to share their ideas and practices in a 3-day gathering called Conversations in Excellence at Boston College. The focus area of SPICE 1999 was "Forming Innovative Learning Environments through Technology." Specifically, the SPICE committee was looking for programs that seamlessly weave the use of technology into every aspect of the learning experiences for students. The 1999 Conversations in Excellence symposium was held at the University of Dayton, running concurrently with another program, "New Frontiers for Catholic Schools." Following an overview of SPICE 1999 (Carol Cimino), this book describes (in chapter 2) each of the 11 model programs selected for SPICE 1999 (Carol Cimino), including ideas for implementation along with contact information about school and diocesan personnel who are willing to help others to replicate or adapt what they have done. SPICE 1999 presentations included in subsequent chapters are: "Technologies of Liberation: Education in the New Century" (David D. Thornburg); "Increasing Students' Participation via Multiple Interactive Media" (Andrey L. Kremer with Christopher Dede); "Approaches for Reflecting on Communication from the Perspective of Catholic Education" (Angela Ann Zukowski); "Computer Literacy-Media Literacy: What's the Connection?" (Frances Trampiets); and "Checkpoints for Excellence in Curricular Technology Integration" (Judith Oberlander). This volume also contains a compilation of a survey on the past SPICE programs (Thomas McLaughlin), and a discussion of the results of the Quality Education Data 1999-2000 Catholic school technology survey (Joseph M. O'Keefe). (AEF)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.