Leadership Principles

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Leadership Principles

  1. 1. Leadership Principles in Technology ITEC 545 Donald Saunders
  2. 2. Vision <ul><li>Everyone must have a similar vision of how technology will be used in the school </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. In Gardiner, Maine Jack Mara had a vision that he shared with other individuals in the school system. “Integrate technology into the curriculum” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Planning <ul><li>With technology advancing at such a fast rate, plans must be in place to keep teachers and students up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. The National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP) has a plethora of information and resources related to technology plans </li></ul>
  4. 4. Access <ul><li>To maximize learning and the effectiveness of technology, teachers and students must have access to the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. The success of a network will depend upon ease of access, flexibility, and affordability (Carlitz & Hastings, 1995). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Integration <ul><li>Through workshops and other activities, we will demonstrate how to include technology into every day activities </li></ul><ul><li>Ex. Lack of professional development is often cited as the most common barrier to effective technology integration (Charp, 1997). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Assessment and Evaluation <ul><li>We should take advantage of the capabilities of technology to disseminate and evaluate instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>assessment for instructional planning </li></ul><ul><li>dynamic assessment </li></ul><ul><li>progress monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum-based measurement </li></ul><ul><li>electronic portfolios </li></ul>
  7. 7. Support <ul><li>There should be staff equipped to assist and update the technology system, and correct any problems that may arise </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>At Deer Park Elementary School, there is a full time technology resource teacher and a part time school based technology specialist </li></ul>
  8. 8. Professional Development <ul><li>There must be a continuous process to keep faculty up to date </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>Associated costs can be high, but the cost of neglecting this important step can be even higher </li></ul>
  9. 9. Community Relationships <ul><li>With community support, more advanced technology and assistance can be found </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>The Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration ( CATCE ) in Rocky Mount, VA was funded and supported by the surrounding community </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ethical and Legal Issues <ul><li>Discipline should be demonstrated as to the appropriate use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Acceptable Use Policies vary greatly, but most districts agree the primary purpose of the policy is to support research and instruction. </li></ul>

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