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K12 Technology Staff Development Resources

Technology Integration and Staff Development Methods

K12 Staff Development Basics


SECURITY Everyone should know about basic computer security issues. Educators also need to understand the basics for k12 education.

Computer Security Resource Center
Public Law 100-235 titled, "The Computer Security Act of 1987," mandated NIST and OPM to create guidance on computer security Awareness and Training based on functional organizational roles. Guidance was produced in the form of a NIST Special Publication 800-16 titled, "Information Technology Security Training Requirements: A Role- and Performance-Based Model." The learning continuum modeled in this guidance, provides the relationship between awareness, training, and education. April 1998 Broken down into 3 parts:
Part 1 - document: Adobe Reader file (911,907 bytes)
Part 2 - Appendix A-D: Adobe Reader file (127,322 bytes)
Part 3 - Appendix E: Adobe Reader file (386,746 bytes)

How Websites developed for teachers become Porn Sites

21st Century Teacher's Network
The goal of 21CT is to help professional educators integrate technology into their teaching and to provide them with a simple means of collaboration and professional development.

High Plains Regional Technology in Education Consortium became a gambling site.

The Texas Center for Educational Technology
has developed resource materials to help teachers use technology in the classroom. One of the resources is a web site with links to hundreds of web and print resources.

Network of Regional Technology in Education Consotia
The Regional Technology in Education Consortia (R*TEC) program is established to help states, local educational agencies, teachers, school library and media personnel, administrators, and other education entities successfully integrate technologies into kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) classrooms, library media centers, and other educational settings, including adult literacy centers.

The now defunct CEO Forum created the Teacher Preparation School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart, a self-evaluation tool for institutions that train teachers. The Star Chart rates each
institution's ability to prepare technology savvy teachers by asking schools to rate themselves in such areas as the quality of computer facilities and technology use in the curriculum. One goal of the chart is to introduce
business concepts into education.
The chart is a way to guide the colleges and schools in their planning and rate the success of those plans, much as companies would. Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development - nearly half of all private U.S. R&D spending. SOURCE:

(STaR) Chart best copy available 1/2000
Teacher Preparation School Technology and Readiness a self-evaluation tool for institutions that train teachers. Nearly 250 of the nation's 1,500 schools and colleges of education have committed to using the chart to evaluate their ability to give teachers technology skills.

Satellite Streaming Video Broadcasts from Dept. of Ed. 1-800-USA-LEARN

Revising The 1996 National Educational Technology Plan

"Guidebook for Developing an Effective Instructional Technology Plan"
an excellent example of how to develop a technology task force Version 2.0 by the National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP), June 11, 1996. It is available for downloading as an Adobe Acrobat . A copy of this guide should be a must read for every school technology team leader, an excellent reference tool.

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) The Role of Online Communications in Schools: A National Study

Acceptable Use Policies - AUPs used by schools across the country for K-12

Classroom Resources
Technology Assessment Evaluation - Here are some lesson acitvities for integrating word processors, spreadsheets, presentation and publishing software into the elementary curriculum.

Guidelines for Planning Student Internet Experience Here is a great site for planning staff development related to Internet integration. Links to pages about one computer management, instructional usage, interactive projects.

Primary and Secondary School Internet User Questions and answers for schools newly introduced to Internet Teaching. This document is useful for the presenter, as a guide for potential questions asked by the faculy. 1994