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Nevada Schools Educational Technology Needs Assessment By Kendall Hartley, Ph.D. Neal Strudler, Ph.D. Gregg Schraw, Ph.D. College of Education University.

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1 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 projects.web2teach.com/nevada

2 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?

3 Needs Assessment Design focus on Nevada classrooms classroom teacher survey technology coordinator interviews technology coordinator surveys others –documents –teacher interviews –parent survey

4 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

5 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

6 EdTech Improving Instructional Development, Delivery, and Assessment Computer-based assessments –Coordinators are optimistic –Many challenges Logistics Limited hardware Test integrity

7 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

8 Nevada Classrooms

9 Display Device

10 Classroom Computers

11 Frequency of Use During the most recent 60 minutes of instructional time –56% of teachers reported using the computer for instructional purposes –35% reported having students use computers

12 Configurations of Student Use

13 Student Use During the Year

14 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%

15 Professional Development Quality

16 Parent Perceptions expect technology to be a part of the school experience concerned about safety see limited evidence of school technology use school image shaped by school communications

17 Technology and Student Outcomes Elementary School

18 Outsider Observations Challenges –Information systems –Tendency to continue existing practices –Adaptability

19 Questions projects.web2teach.com/nevada


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