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Let’s “Tech” It From the Top

Tallapoosa County Schools

January 2005

Handheld computers


Laptops


Probeware


Distance learning/videoconferencing


Wireless networking


Instant Messaging


Blogs (Web logs)

Schools Without Brick and Mortar

Alabama Online High School

How do we respond to this rapid
change and to the expectations of
our community?

“The only way a school or district will get sustained
support for quality professional development in
technology is when the line administrators and top
administrators are active technology users.”








-
Van Wilinson

YOU make the difference!

Learn


Manage systemic change


Stay abreast of new technologies that
support teaching and learning


Effectively use tools appropriate for
administrative tasks


Communicate and collaborate with other
administrators through technology

Empower


Create a culture that allows experimentation


Allow approaches to learning that are quite
different from your previous classroom
practices


Allocate time for collaborative practices
among staff

Collaboration=Enthusiasm

Acknowledge


Student learning is top priority


Expectation that technology will be used


Need for equity


Maximizing benefits of technology occur
over a period of years


Expertise of existing staff in planning for
technology


Conflict and disagreement

Caveat

“One of the enduring difficulties about technology and
education is that a lot of people think about the technology first
and the education later.”






-
Dr. Martha Stone Wiske


Co
-
director Educational Technology Center. Harvard Graduate School of Education

Drive the change


Create a vision


Assess the current situation


Identify strengths and weaknesses of current
system


Prioritize items for improvement


Establish a plan for addressing these items and
measuring success


Assess progress and revise actions as needed

Encourage


Listen


Provide latitude and choice when asking staff to
change


Provide support to learn new strategies


Move resources to where they are most welcome


Promote use of technology through school
scheduling and school configuration


Reward


Express your personal thanks


Provide recognition in the district and elsewhere


Reflect success in PEPE score


Grant professional leave


Supply appropriate software


Provide more computers and other technologies


Fund stipends

Time to Practice: A Rewarding Investment

Support


Consider several models of professional
development


Action research


Study groups


Mentorships


Provide just
-
in
-
time technical support


Provide adequate resources

MarcoPolo

Hands
-
on Learning for Staff

Staff Development on the Web

Anytime, Anywhere Learning

“Computers did not replace teachers,nor did they
decrease interaction among students. In fact, the
opposite has occurred. Teachers are the key to
whether technology is used appropriately and
effectively, and technology increases conversation,
sharing, and learning among students and between
students and teachers.”


-
Jane L. David, director of Bay Area Research Group in Palo Alto, CA, 1995

Promoting Teacher Growth

Professional Education Personnel

Evaluation Program


1.2 Plans creative and innovative activities appropriate to objectives,
including the use of technology

1.3 Selects and uses technology/media...Plans for ensuring equitable
and effective student access

2.3 Uses technology when appropriate; facilitates students’ individual
and collaborative use of technologies

2.5 Uses accurate, up
-
to
-
date information

3.2 Uses…assessment methods and instruments, including online and
computer adaptive assessments

7.1 Uses ideas from books, professional journals, websites, internet
dialog with colleagues…

Alabama Virtual Library

Electronic Resources

L
earn

E
mpower

A
cknowledge

D
rive the change

E
ncourage

R
eward

S
upport


Leaders in the Forefront

Technology is not a substitute for teachers and education; it is
simply a tool to improve the effectiveness of teaching and
learning. Technology is not a substitute for people with skills
and experience; it only embraces the abilities of those who
are already skilled. Technology doesn’t solve problems; it
simply helps people solve their own problems. New
technologies will never replace teachers because teaching is,
and will always remain, a human task.







-
Ian Jukes





Technology & Learning

contributing editor

Sources Cited

“Building the Virtual Classroom,”.
edu/Magazine
, August 2000, Vol. 1, No.
2, p. 15
-
18.

“Thinking About the Future,”
Electronic School,

Jan. 2000, p. 16
-
23; 47

Literacy Partners: A Principal’s Guide to an Effective Library Media
Program for the 21st Century
, Office of Technology Initiatives, Alabama
Department of Education, Bulletin 2000, No. 46

“Shifting into Netspeed,”
.edu/Magazine
, April 2000, Vol. 1, No. 1, p.8, 11

"Videoconferencing in the Classroom." Global Leap. 10 Jan. 2005
<http://global
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leap.com/#mike>.


Thank you!

Sandra Hornig

Technology in Motion

East Alabama Regional Inservice Center

Auburn University

334.844.6242