ERIC Number: ED486123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Formative Evaluation of the Intel[R] Innovation in Education Institutes. Summary Report. CCT Reports
Keane, Julie Thompson; Keisch, Deborah; Culp, Katie McMillan
Education Development Center, Inc.
During the summer and fall of 2003, Education Development Center's Center for Children and Technology (CCT) undertook a formative evaluation of the Intel Innovation in Education institutes. The institutes are one- to two-and-a-half day district-level trainings intended to introduce professional development providers to the online resources and curriculum available at the Intel Innovation in Education website, and to prepare them to provide trainings to their colleagues focused on these resources. This report presents findings and recommendations based on data collected between July and December 2003 from the three Intel institutes. The primary goal of this formative evaluation was to observe the institutes and closely follow institute participants to investigate how and whether they felt prepared to use these resources with other colleagues and in their classroom as a result of their experience at the training. This evaluation suggests that the teachers who are most likely to follow up on an institute when they return to the classroom are those who have enough experience and expertise, both with technology and in their instructional strategies, to locate the points of connection between these resources and their own immediate needs and curricular priorities. (Contains 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Formative Evaluation, Educational Technology, Professional Development, Technology Integration, Teaching Methods, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.