ERIC Number: EJ714078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-1
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A Bridge to Success: STLI--In that No Man's Land between School Technology and Effective Leadership, the University of Minnesota's School Technology Leadership Initiative Is a Welcoming Bridge
Dikkers, Amy Garrett; Hughes, Joan E.; McLeod, Scott
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n11 p20 Jun 2005
Few mechanisms exist today in K-12 education to prepare school leaders to understand and espouse innovative technologies, even as technological innovation is occurring so rapidly. Although nearly all public school teachers now have access to computers or the Internet somewhere in their schools, only one-third of them feel "well prepared" or "very well prepared" to integrate the use of computers and the Internet into their teaching, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. What is more, it has been demonstrated that in recent years, few school administrators use technology meaningfully to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their own work. The University of Minnesota has designed the first academic program in the country designed to comprehensively address the need for effective technology leaders in K-12 schools--a bridge across the no man's land between technology and leadership that might be considered a national model for other technology leadership initiatives in the future. This program is called the School Technology Leadership Initiative (STLI) and it is detailed in this article.
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota