ERIC Number: ED486685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-1
McREL Technology Initiative: The Development of Technology Intervention Program. Final Report
Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
The McREL Technology Initiative (MTI) was launched by Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) in response to a concern in the Central Region 1 and across the nation: that schools lack the appropriate technological guidance, resources, and professional development programs to support them in becoming high-performing learning systems. To address this issue, McREL decided to create and test a comprehensive, research-based model of professional development that helps teachers integrate technology into their classroom instruction, and ultimately, helps students achieve challenging content standards. The research behind MTI has now developed into a model of professional development known as the McREL Technology Solutions (MTS) program. To develop this program, McREL conducted a comprehensive review of the relevant literature on education technology, professional development, and the use of technology to support learning, and then designed a research-based intervention. The intervention was pilot-tested and subsequently modified in view of the findings. McREL then conducted a field test of the modified intervention using a matched comparison design. The field test has generated data regarding the effectiveness of the research-based MTS model. Appended are: (1) Review of Literature of the Use of Technology in the Classroom; (2) MTI Logic Model; (3) Teacher Technology Survey; (4) Administrator Technology Profile; (5) MTS Training Module Development; (6) Description of Pilot Sites; (7) Memorandum of Understanding; (8) Technology Integration Readiness Survey; (9) MTS Lesson Planning Guide; (10) MTS Reflective Dialog Protocol; and (11) MTS Reflective Dialog Protocol Guiding Questions.
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Professional Development, Field Tests, Educational Technology, Intervention, Lesson Plans, Teacher Surveys, Administrators, Models
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, 2550 South Parker Road, Suite 500, Aurora, CO 80014. Tel: 303-337-0990; Fax: 303-337-3005.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.