ERIC Number: ED480841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Technology: Anytime, Anyplace, Any Pace Learning. Proceedings Report: Seminar on Technology for Migrant Students (Burlingame, California, June 7-9, 2001).
Ward, Patricia A.
A seminar explored technology issues related to migrant education and ways to make technology accessible to migrant students in light of migrant family lifestyles, limited migrant education funds, and the supplemental role of migrant education. This report synthesizes information and recommendations given by seminar presenters about seven steps for implementing technology for migrant students. These steps (and related topics) are: (1) determining the technology skills needed at each grade level (state technology standards and related action steps for migrant educators); (2) examining research on the relationship between technology use and student achievement (evolution of technology use in education and evidence from school-based implementations); (3) developing a technology implementation plan (critical questions, plan components, and specific challenges for migrant educators); (4) implementing professional development strategies for teachers and administrators; (5) determining which technology will best accomplish the plan; (6) reviewing online learning programs, software, and education technology models, and selecting those appropriate to project goals; and (7) identifying collaborative partners and resources to help carry out the plan. Also included are summaries of 10 technology projects in migrant education, lists of resources, observations of state directors of migrant education, and a summary of implementation steps. Appendices compare California technology standards with international standards and list online initiatives for professional development, useful Web sites, seminar participants, and members of the Interstate Migrant Education Council. (SV)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Migrant Education, Professional Development, Shared Resources and Services, Standards, Technological Literacy, Technology Planning, Technology Uses in Education
For full text: http://en1.endiva.net/migedimec/files/literature/1472.pdf/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Produced by the Interstate Migrant Education Council.