ERIC Number: ED460673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Technology Institute Report, 1995.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
An Educational Technology Institute (ETI) has been offered annually by the New Mexico State Department of Education cooperatively and collaboratively with numerous other groups since its inception in 1990. The 1995 ETI was developed to address implementation of New Mexico's 1994 Technology for Education Act. This act provides for funding utilization and integration of technology within the K-12 public school instructional program and created a council which both advises the state department and legislature regarding appropriate educational technology standards for the public schools and assists districts in developing long-range technology plans. The goals of ETI 1995 were to: (1) assist in developing district 3-5 year plans for integrating technology into the learning process; (2) discuss resource sharing for distance learning networking, and professional development; (3) to provide a forum to participate in statewide planning to support the New Mexico Education 2000 panel; and (4) help districts develop strategies for including technology in one plan concept called "Education Plan for Student Success." This report chronicles the planning of the four regional institutes, including scheduling securing agency sponsorships and host institutions, registering, finalizing administrative details, and creating mechanisms for feedback on the content and presentation of the institutes. The content of the institutes themselves is also described with lists of: (1) attendance figures; (2) featured activities, including assessing the current state of technology integration, assessing future plans, working on the district long-range technology plan, and seeing vendor displays; (3) keynote speakers; and (4) workshop presentations. Results of the participants' written evaluations are included, along with analysis of some of the strengths and weaknesses of the institutes' topics, formats, and logistics. Finally, the report offers some recommendations for the planning and coverage of future institutes. (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico