The Administrator's Role in Technology Integration

Linda Starr, Education World, 2009

This brief addresses the role of school administrators in technology integration. Independent charter school principals need to be confident with technology themselves in order to create a technology friendly environment. Principals need to be involved and knowledgeable about available technology. Additionally, school leaders need to be supportive and encourage teachers to explore different technologies.

Critical Issue: Promoting Technology Use in Schools

Jan Gahala, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 2001

Successful implementation of technology in schools is contingent upon numerous factors. This guide offers independent charter school leaders practical information for promoting technology in their school. Within, there are actions steps for administrators, teachers, and parents and community members.

The Digital Learning Imperative: How Technology and Teaching are Meeting Today's Educational Challenges

The Alliance for Excellent Education, January 2012
Independent charter schools face a myriad of obstacles including; developing students that are able to compete in the rapidly changing world, working with stricter budgets, and developing strong, effective teachers. This issue brief highlights the real world issues facing schools and the role technology can play to alleviate some of the challenges. Moreover, the brief offers some suggestions for weaving technology and digital learning into the curriculum and strengthening school's outcomes.

Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

Institute of Education Sciences, 2009
The practice guide provides a clear set of organizational conditions that need to be in place in order to make data-driven based decisions. Further, the guide offers recommendations on how schools can make use of assessments to inform teaching that may improve learning. It is important to note that the practice guide's recommendations do NOT lead to improved student outcomes. Rather, these are recommendations given by a panel of experts in the field of data-driven schooling.

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