ERIC Number: ED471135
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Arkansas Education Technology Plan, July 2000.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.
The revised Arkansas Educational Technology Plan, of the year 2000, is an updated and more detailed plan that is necessary for providing specific help to all levels of the state educational system. The primary focus of the plan is to enhance instruction for higher student achievement through technology and provide a framework to allow this to occur. The revised plan focuses on K-12 education and requires details on high priority needs and implementation of solutions. The planning committee revised the plan recognizing such factors as: technological progress made over the last several years, increased activities in distance learning, more computers accessing the Internet, increase demand for more bandwidth, and changes in local district and state priorities. Contents include: Introduction; Vision; Mission; Goals; Student Standards for Technology; School Improvement; Local School District Planning; Professional Development; Infrastructure; Funding; and Glossary. Appendices include: State Plan Development Timeline; Committee Membership; Arkansas Department of Education: Information and Technology Section; Arkansas Educational Service Cooperative Technology Coordinators; Arkansas Public School Computer Network; Internet Filtering; Accessibility Issues and Policies for the Visually-Impaired; Status Report on Technology in Arkansas K-12 Schools; Computer in Arkansas Public School Districts Grades K-12; and Contributors to Various Technology Related Efforts. A short list of resources for training and technical assistance for educators is provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Internet, Professional Development, School Districts, State Government, State Programs, Technology Planning
Arkansas Department of Education, Information and Technology Section, #4 Capitol Mall, Room 301-A, Little Rock, AR 72201. Tel: 501-682-5750; Web site: http://ARKEDU.STATE.AR.US. For full text: http://arkedu.state.ar.us/pdf/technology_plan.pdf/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.