Presentation on theme: "Nevada Schools Educational Technology Needs Assessment By Kendall Hartley, Ph.D. Neal Strudler, Ph.D. Gregg Schraw, Ph.D. College of Education University."— Presentation transcript:
Nevada Schools Educational Technology Needs Assessment By Kendall Hartley, Ph.D. Neal Strudler, Ph.D. Gregg Schraw, Ph.D. College of Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas firstname.lastname@example.org projects.web2teach.com/nevada
Research Questions What is the current status of the state and district educational technology plans? In what ways can educational technologies, such as computer-based assessments, laptop computers and web-based tools, improve instructional development, delivery, and assessment in Nevada? What is the current capacity of schools in Nevada to positively impact the achievement of students through the use of educational technologies? How prepared are Nevada teachers to integrate technology into the classroom?
SizeStudent EnrollmentsDistricts Small< 2000Esmerelda Eureka Lander Lincoln Mineral Pershing Storey White Pine Medium2000 – 20,000Carson City Churchill Douglas Elko Humboldt Lyon Nye Large> 20,000Clark Washoe
Technology Plans District –Building consensus –Guides planning –Variations in use State –Looking for guidance –Need for specifics, a true plan –21 st Century skills should be the emphasis
EdTech Improving Instructional Development, Delivery, and Assessment Computer-based assessments –Coordinators are optimistic –Many challenges Logistics Limited hardware Test integrity
Expanded use of laptop computers –new category of laptops –successes in other areas specific activities associated with achievement gains lower rates of behavior problems, more student engagement –an area where teachers feel ill-prepared –technology coordinators are concerned about the support needed EdTech Improving Instructional Development, Delivery and Assessment
Professional Development Which of the following professional development opportunities have been available to you during the current school year?Yes One-on-one training from a technology specialist. 26% Online professional development courses. 33% Informal training from colleagues. 52% Inservice training related to technology. 56%