ERIC Number: ED472787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Seeds of Innovation: Three Years of the Technology Innovation Challenge Grant Program.
Harris, Larry A.
This publication describes the 62 projects that received 5-year Technology Innovation Challenge Grants beginning in 1995, 1996, and 1997, with reviews of the projects occurring in late 1999 and early 2000. Part 1 of the report describes the Technology Innovation Challenge Grant (TICG) program and its importance. Part 2 contains the project descriptions, organized in four areas that illustrate the following aspects of technology's potential to impact education: (1) enhancing learning, i.e., aiding students, teachers, parents, and community members; (2) strengthening curriculum, i.e., making subject matter meaningful; (3) creating infrastructure, i.e., providing access to technology; and (4) making connections, i.e., spanning distance with technology, creating learning communities, and using World Wide Web resources. Part 3 discusses themes of TICG projects, including student learning, professional development, parents and communities, strengthening curriculum, infrastructure, connectivity, leadership administration, evaluation, sustainability, scaling up, dissemination, partnerships, and context considerations. Part 3 also presents summary observations in three key areas-evaluation, time, and context. The appendixes include a list of TCIG projects by state and a directory of U.S. Department of Education TICG staff. (MES)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Grants, Information Technology, Instructional Improvement, Technology Uses in Education, World Wide Web
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