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Technology: Its Impact on the Future Leaders of Tomorrow Planning for Technology Project Spring 2004 Spring 2004 Elyse Belanger Mark Karadimos Dawn Nielsen.

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1 Technology: Its Impact on the Future Leaders of Tomorrow Planning for Technology Project Spring 2004 Spring 2004 Elyse Belanger Mark Karadimos Dawn Nielsen Barbara Poetzsch

2 Background Technological innovations affect all aspects of our lives, personal and professional. The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow

3 Audience Composition The target audience for this presentation is the community. It includes teachers, parents, local board of education, superintendent of the district, and local community businesses. It may also be used as a tool to assist grant acquisition (if necessary) for obtaining monies for a technology center. Local business & community members for financial backingLocal business & community members for financial backing Administrative officials who control the funding for new programsAdministrative officials who control the funding for new programs Administrative officials who are contemplating severe budget cutsAdministrative officials who are contemplating severe budget cuts Administrative officials who control the funding of teacher professional developmentAdministrative officials who control the funding of teacher professional development PTA board of officers who sponsor school fund drivesPTA board of officers who sponsor school fund drives School administrators who control capitol improvement fundsSchool administrators who control capitol improvement funds

4 Main Issue How can we best prepare our students to be informed, conscientious leaders in a technologically advanced society?

5 Key Issues - Political What effect will educational standards have on student achievement?What effect will educational standards have on student achievement? Will regulations determine what technology will be available to deliver educationWill regulations determine what technology will be available to deliver education How will the No Child Left Behind legislation affect how technology is utilized in the classroom?How will the No Child Left Behind legislation affect how technology is utilized in the classroom?

6 Key Issues - Social How does technology affect the “at risk” population of students?How does technology affect the “at risk” population of students? Are children in lower socio- economic strata at a potential disadvantage regarding technological advances?Are children in lower socio- economic strata at a potential disadvantage regarding technological advances?

7 Key Issues - Technological What qualifications will be required of teachers in a technologically advanced classroom?What qualifications will be required of teachers in a technologically advanced classroom? How can we ensure adequate teacher preparation?How can we ensure adequate teacher preparation?

8 Key Issues - Environmental How will rising education costs affect lifelong learning?How will rising education costs affect lifelong learning? How will changes in delivery of education impact the preparation of leaders of tomorrow?How will changes in delivery of education impact the preparation of leaders of tomorrow? Will technological advances make distance learning the new paradigm?Will technological advances make distance learning the new paradigm?

9 Key Factors High UncertaintyLow Uncertainty High Importance Low Importance Uncertainties 1. Student access to technology 2. Teacher qualifications Predetermined 1. NCLB 2. Rising education costs 3. Technological advances

10 Axes of Uncertainty

11 Scenarios

12 Scenario 1: Highly qualified teachers, unlimited access for all Technology affords teachers and learners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and computer skills.Technology affords teachers and learners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and computer skills. Every home will be equipped with a computer and internet access and we will have students staying at home to get their education, even in kindergarten.Every home will be equipped with a computer and internet access and we will have students staying at home to get their education, even in kindergarten.

13 Scenario 2: Highly qualified teachers, some students technologically handicapped A student without the access to the latest technology skills classes will not be employable in future markets.A student without the access to the latest technology skills classes will not be employable in future markets. Schools & communities must provide technology hardware in sufficient quantities and of advanced quality so that highly qualified teachers may educate their students.Schools & communities must provide technology hardware in sufficient quantities and of advanced quality so that highly qualified teachers may educate their students. Schools must provide resources in order that teachers may pursue continuing professional development in the area of technology skills and instruction.Schools must provide resources in order that teachers may pursue continuing professional development in the area of technology skills and instruction.

14 Scenario 3: Poorly qualified teachers, unlimited access for all A minimum standard will be expected from professionals expecting to teach at the elementary, middle and high-school levelsA minimum standard will be expected from professionals expecting to teach at the elementary, middle and high-school levels Competencies in subject matter that will be taught will be essential to avoid failure resulting from students receiving education from less than qualified teachers.Competencies in subject matter that will be taught will be essential to avoid failure resulting from students receiving education from less than qualified teachers. Technology and Scientific-research will facilitate future teaching, learning, and monitoring of the the student’s academic achievement.Technology and Scientific-research will facilitate future teaching, learning, and monitoring of the the student’s academic achievement.

15 Scenario 4: Poorly qualified teachers, some students technologically handicapped Abandon 'Lone Wolf' Spending Tactics to Afford TechnologyAbandon 'Lone Wolf' Spending Tactics to Afford Technology Begin Educating Teachers on Technology Usage and Integration into CurriculumBegin Educating Teachers on Technology Usage and Integration into Curriculum Begin Educating Students on Technology Through Specific Courses and/or Personal, Individualized DiscoveryBegin Educating Students on Technology Through Specific Courses and/or Personal, Individualized Discovery Provide Students with Access to Technology Centers Beyond School DayProvide Students with Access to Technology Centers Beyond School Day

16 Concluding Remarks Technological advances impact every part of our lives.Technological advances impact every part of our lives. Schools must plan for and arrange adequate training of faculty.Schools must plan for and arrange adequate training of faculty. Schools must anticipate and accommodate for the needs of all students.Schools must anticipate and accommodate for the needs of all students.

17 Desirable Scenario: A Vision for the Future Teachers will be trained to effectively operate modern word processors (word), spreadsheets (excel), presentation devices (PowerPoint), and various software packages geared toward teaching aids.Teachers will be trained to effectively operate modern word processors (word), spreadsheets (excel), presentation devices (PowerPoint), and various software packages geared toward teaching aids. Higher order technology will be imparted on teachers as well. Website development software, methods of searching/evaluating websites, graphing calculator usage, and other specific technological devices will be addressed. Teachers will be made proficient with these tools.Higher order technology will be imparted on teachers as well. Website development software, methods of searching/evaluating websites, graphing calculator usage, and other specific technological devices will be addressed. Teachers will be made proficient with these tools. The education process will shift toward students. Students will use technology centers for either specific classes or the integration of their usage in existing classes.The education process will shift toward students. Students will use technology centers for either specific classes or the integration of their usage in existing classes. A system will be developed to allow student use of technology centers. Students will be allowed access to these centers after school and on weekends, so long as staffing during these times can be procured. A system will be developed to allow student use of technology centers. Students will be allowed access to these centers after school and on weekends, so long as staffing during these times can be procured.

18 References

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