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2 Definitions Innovation Reform Improvement Change

3 Definitions Tech INTEGRATION: to use technology within the curriculum Tech IMPLEMENTATION: how the organization carries out the integration Integration brings with it change Classrooms are a part of a system Systems guide resources and behaviors Meaningful change requires learning, and perhaps new system features

4 Rationales for technology Neoprogressive Support new approaches Unique instructional capabilities Motivation Get up to date technology is everywhere Productivity Technology has shown to be effective Increased teacher productivity

5 Technology Leadership: A School Characteristic Technology Learning Environment Tech Coord Teacher Leaders Principals Learner-Centered Knowledge-Centered Assessment-Centered Community-Centered

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7 Tlc 98 TLC 98

8 Learner-Centered Elements PD built upon teachers strengths, interests and experiences Availability of 1-1, customized help Choice from among topics and ways to learn Organizational Features Smaller size Decentralized authority Structures and processes to share info and help learning occur Support of pedagogical and technical learning

9 Knowledge-Centered Elements Contextualized professional development Focus on in-depth understanding of instructional issues Organizational Features Intellectual leadership and tools for knowledge building, such as a vision Supportive and non- authoritarian leadership style

10 Assessment-Centered Elements Opportunities to try new approaches out in real settings, and receive feedback on their efforts Organizational Features Policies that orient assessment to the goal of enhanced learning, not just external accountability

11 Community-Centered Elements Norms of trust, sharing, and collaboration Teachers discuss instruction and their own strategies and performance Organizational Features Policy that encourages professional community Goal and vision consensus among staff, teachers, and external community Teachers participate in key decisions about their work life

12 Technology Leadership: A School Characteristic Technology Learning Environment Tech Coord Teacher Leaders Principals Learner-Centered Knowledge-Centered Assessment-Centered Community-Centered

13 Technology Coordinator Technology Support encompasses Technical and Instructional domains –Facilities, Staff, 1-1 personal guidance, Scheduled professional development, Incentives Largely responsible for operationalizing the learning environment elements Provide direction through formal programs Further influence through 1-1 work OUTCOMES: Increased use of tech by teachers for professional work and with students, increase over time

14 Discussion, Implications What not? What else? What necessary contextual conditions? What training, background?

15 Teacher Leaders Professional community –Reflective dialogue, open sharing of classroom practices, developing a common knowledge base, collaborating on new curricula/materials, establishing norms related to pedagogy and student achievement Teachers made time to meet, Technology facilitated sharing, and provided a reason to need to share Norms of trust critical OUTCOMES: PC research demonstrates its positive impact on student achievement

16 Discussion What not? What else? What necessary contextual conditions? What training, background?

17 Principals Principal leadership matters NETS-A standards suggest its dimensions

18 Technology Standards for School Administrators Draft (v4.0) I.Leadership and Vision Educational leaders inspire a shared vision for comprehensive integration of technology and foster an environment and culture conducive to the realization of that vision. II.Learning and Teaching Educational leaders ensure that curricular design, instructional strategies, and learning environments integrate appropriate technologies to maximize learning and teaching. III.Productivity and Professional Practice Educational leaders apply technology to enhance their professional practice and to increase their own productivity and that of others. IV.Support, Management, and Operations ®¢ Educational leaders ensure the integration of technology to support productive systems for learning and administration. V.Assessment and Evaluation Educational leaders use technology to plan and implement comprehensive systems of effective assessment and evaluation. VI.Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues Educational leaders understand the social, legal, and ethical issues related to technology and model responsible decision-making related to these issues.

19 Principals Principal leadership matters NETS-A standards suggest its dimensions TLC research measure included days spent, use of , staff dev policy, tech budget, district support, grants OUTCOMES: Internet and network use, students use of tool software, overall technology integration by teachers

20 Discussion What not? What else? What necessary contextual conditions? What training, background?


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