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Getting It Right

Getting It Right
Aligning Technology Initiatives for Measurable Student Results

September 2011 | 136 pages | Corwin
A fresh look at technology planning for schoolsThis book is designed to help educational leaders, decision makers, and teachers wade through the complexities of aligning technology planning with learning goals. Organized around a problem-solving model based on solution fluency, the authors outline how to· Address state, regional, or provincial standards + Improve test scores + Meet curricular requirements + Foster relevant staff development + Provide measurable accountability for technology expenditures Included are sidebars with advice and comments from educators who have successfully integrated technology initiatives with learning goals. Their experiences help light the path through the journey toward ôgetting it rightö for 21st-century learners.
1. Planning for the Future
2. Making Alignment Work
3. Planning for Success
4. Step 1: Focus on Learning, Not Technology
5. Step 2: Building a Broad Base of Understanding
6. Step 3: Commitment to High Levels of Staff Development
7. Step 4: Focus on Doing a Few Things Well
8. Step 5: Proceed Slowly
9. Step 6: Providing Adequate Resources
10. Step 7: Using Assessment to Steer Programs
11. Step 8: Use Research to Chart Your Path
12. Getting It Right: Summary

Ian Jukes

Ian Jukes has been a teacher, an administrator, writer, consultant, university instructor, and keynote speaker. He is the director of the InfoSavvy Group, an international consulting group that provides leadership and program development in the areas of assessment and evaluation, strategic alignment, curriculum design and publication, professional development, planning, change management, hardware and software acquisition, information services, customized research, media services, and online training as well as conference keynotes and workshop presentations. Over the past 10 years, Jukes has worked with clients in more than 40 countries... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412982375