ERIC Number: ED489823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Realizing Excellence: Structuring Technology Programs
International Technology Education Association (ITEA)
"Realizing Excellence: Structuring Technology Programs" offers educators and other concerned individuals suggestions and tools for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating standards-based technology programs. Working together, users of "Realizing Excellence" can achieve the vision that all students can and should become technologically literate. Section 1 provides an introduction to standards-based technology programs. Section 2 introduces five questions of standards-based planning for use in judging the current state of technology programs. Section 3 offers a "snap-shot" view of what standards-based programs look like. Section 4 provides direction to its users as they plan technological study for their schools and school districts. Section 5 provides direction to educators as they evaluate and revise technology programs consistent with the program standards in chapter 5 of "Advancing Excellence in Technological Literacy: Student Assessment, Professional Development, and Program Standards (AETL) (ITEA, 2003)". "Realizing Excellence" is rooted in these program standards. The program standards are aligned with Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology (STL) (ITEA, 2000/2002) and were developed to be implemented in conjunction with STL. Finally, Section 6 discusses the need to focus on effective change. Several individuals helped make this document possible, and acknowledgements are provided in Appendix A. Other appendices provide helpful information, forms, a glossary, and a list of references and resources to help users achieve standards-based technology programs.
Descriptors: Literacy, Technological Literacy, Technology Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Standards, School Districts, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.