The Role of Technology in School Improvement and Comprehensive School Reform
Alan Wark, Anita Ware, Center for Technology Education and Assessment, United States ; George Olson, Appalachian State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper is a report combines the findings of a study conducted on how, three North Carolina school districts created a representative consortium of rural schools to construct methods to identify when and how technology impacts school reform and the changes necessary if technology is to impact education reform efforts. The Technology Activity Gage or TAG instrument is being piloted to identify how technology is used in schools. The TAG instrument can be used in a similar fashion as thee CEO Forum's 1997 School Technology and Readiness (StaR) Chart. This approach incorporates prior research on technology implementation conducted on the Rural Technology Challenge Partnership, with emphasized professional growth of teachers, students exposure and development of technology skills, and accountability to all involved.
Wark, A., Ware, A. & Olson, G. (1999). The Role of Technology in School Improvement and Comprehensive School Reform. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1709-1712). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).