ERIC Number: EJ874126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Extreme Makeover: School Edition--How the 2009 Sylvia Charp Award Winner Used Technology to Transform a Once Struggling School District
Camhi, Shari L.
Learning & Leading with Technology, v37 n5 p12-15 Feb 2010
When new leadership assumed responsibility for the Glen Cove School District back in 2005, it was in dire need of a makeover. State test scores were dismal, and its high school had fallen onto the New York Schools in Need of Regents Review list. Failed budgets had forced the district to operate under contingency restrictions, including a moratorium on the purchase of any new equipment. As a result, the district's infrastructure fell into utter disrepair, the newest computer equipment dated back to 1997, and the teachers and students had given up on working with any technology, including the Internet and e-mail, in the classroom. It was time for a complete--and collaborative--overhaul for this Long Island school district. In this article, the author describes how the district became a model of success in three short years, using technology as the foundation for a whole new instructional program.
Descriptors: High Schools, School Districts, Academic Achievement, Technology Uses in Education, Scores, Computer Peripherals, Information Technology, Internet, Constructivism (Learning), Problem Solving, Innovation, Critical Thinking, Technology Integration, Professional Development, Middle Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: New York