ERIC Number: ED475748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul-1
Teacher Leadership Project 2001: Evaluation Report.
Brown, Carol J.; Fouts, Jeffrey T.; Rojan, Amy
The Teacher Leadership Project (TLP), funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a program developed to assist teachers in their efforts to integrate technology into the school curriculum. The program also encourages and facilitates teachers in assuming leadership roles to help schools and districts develop and implement technology plans, and to provide training in using technology. During the 2000-2001 school year, approximately 1,400 teachers participated in the TLP. Of these, 1,000 were new to the program, while the others participated for a second, third, or fourth year. This evaluation of the TLP focused on the following six research questions: (1) Are the teachers integrating and using the technology as intended? (2) How have teachers technical skills developed over the year? (3) What effect has the training had on teaching, the classroom, and the school? (4) What percentage of the teachers can be categorized as "technology integrated?"(5) What leadership activities have the teachers performed during the year? and (6) What is the appropriate use of the technology for K-2 students? Data were gathered from several different sources: teacher journals from both new and experienced participants; interviews and observations of K-2 teachers and their students; and survey data from the TAGLIT (Taking a Good Look at Instructional Technology), an online instrument designed to measure teacher and student use of and attitudes about technology. (Contains 28 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Leadership, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Technology Uses in Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Authoring Institution: N/A