ERIC Number: ED477033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Transformational Leadership & Professional Development for Digitally Rich Learning Environments: A Case Study of the Galileo Educational Network.
Jacobsen, Michele; Clifford, Pat; Friesen, Sharon
The Galileo Educational Network is an innovative educational reform initiative that brings learning to learners. Expert teachers work alongside teachers and students in schools to create new images of engaged learning, technology integration and professional development. This case study is based on the nine schools involved with Galileo in 2000/2001. Field visits and interviews (n=113) with Galileo staff, school administrators, teachers and students yielded rich information about the initiative. Indicators of success include: (1) demand for Galileo Network's services; (2) corporate investment in Intelligence Online (IO); (3) satisfaction among stakeholders at each level of the initiative; (4) evidence of engaged student learning; and (5) evidence of transformed teaching practice. Essential conditions for the sustainability and growth of the Galileo Network initiative are described. Factors that both contributed to and hindered the success of the initiative are discussed. (Contains 13 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Online Systems, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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