Ensuring technology integration in a school campus

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Ensuring technology integration in a school campus

  1. 1. While many schools differ in terms of available technology, there are a few key factors that will facilitate technology implementation with what is available at each school.
  2. 2. Professional Development  There needs to be effective professional development that is:  Planned and intentional: Carefully selected and geared towards the intended goals of the school.  Ongoing: Occurs on an ongoing basis throughout the school year.
  3. 3. Professional Development  A systemic process: Should involve having teachers take active roles as well as leadership roles. Teacher leaders should be encouraged to create a culture where professional development is school-wide and long-lasting.
  4. 4. Leadership  School leadership needs to take on multiple roles such as:  Role model: Lead by example  Leader of a Learning Organization: Set the tone by setting high standards.  Motivator and Cheerleader: Encourage and support teacher efforts
  5. 5. Leadership  Resource provider: Ensure teachers have the resources they need  Facilitator: Provide learning opportunities for teachers and identify barriers in order to resolve problems.
  6. 6. Organization and School Structure  There needs to be a school culture that supports and encourages change by allowing teachers the freedom to collaborate.  School leaders should draw attention to teacher successes in the implementation of technology.
  7. 7. Resources and Support There needs to be strong support in order to implement the use of technology in the classroom.  Technology Support: Help when technology fails  Support for participation: Offering incentives to encourage participation
  8. 8. Resources and Support  Administrative support: Administrators are hands on and supportive through the implementation of technology  Community support: Fundraisers by stakeholders in the community to purchase additional technology
  9. 9. References  www.cited.org/index.aspx?page_id=187

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