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ERIC Number: ED546909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 215
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-2675-0583-5
Learning and Leading with Technology: A Case Study of Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School
Morris-Bryant, Edye Darlene
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
The purpose of this single case study is to describe and document the implementation of a 1:1 laptop program for a middle school with a unique school-university partnership. The goal of this study is two-fold; one being to describe the implementation of a 1:1 laptop program and to document the lessons learned in leading a 1:1 laptop program. This study is significant as it reveals the journey of Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School designed as a model middle school for meeting the needs of young adolescents. The original conception of this school included connections with the university and community, curriculum collaboration to provide "real world" active learning about substantive issues and extensive use of technology. For ten years, the school has worked to implement this concept. The school has reached many of its original goals, and this study focuses on the implementation of "extensive use of cutting-edge technology." A single case study is significant as the goal is not to compare with other 1:1 programs, but to describe how the current practices of Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School through the implementation of a unique 1:1 laptop program supports the original mission and vision conceived for the school. Through survey responses, artifact reviews, interviews and a focus group session, I determined that sustainability, structure and support were critical to the development and implementation of the 1:1 laptop program at Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School. The lessons learned will benefit the Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School staff family and help other schools to develop 1:1 laptop programs and identify appropriate support needed in other school settings. Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School continues to support a shared vision of not only being recognized as a model middle school focused on teaching and learning practices best suited for young adolescents, but to extend its philosophy and practices as a model for other schools. My role, as the primary researcher for this study is to tell the story of one school's journey to inform and inspire other middle schools to adopt practices that will provide a collaborative learning and leading environment integrated with technology. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina