Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

And the Charp Award Goes to ... This Year's Honoree Is a Once Low-Performing New York District That Reformed Itself through a Fresh Instructional Vision Founded on Technology Use

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

And the Charp Award Goes to ... This Year's Honoree Is a Once Low-Performing New York District That Reformed Itself through a Fresh Instructional Vision Founded on Technology Use

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T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE; www.iste.org) have chosen Glen Cove School District in New York as the 2009 winner of the Sylvia Charp Award for district innovation in technology. The district was chosen for the remarkable transformation it has undergone over the past four years.

In 2005, Glen Cove was on the New York State Education Department's Schools Under Registration Review list for poor performance, and had eight-year-old computers, no infrastructure, 300 trouble tickets across its six buildings, and virtually no teachers using technology. "It was time for a collaborative, but complete, overhaul," the district stated on its Charp Award application. Glen Cove began that overhaul by forming a new leadership team that held fast to an instructional vision based on teaching for understanding, differentiation, and constructivism/inquiry. Key to the vision is the belief that technology brings everything together.

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Also essential to the district's reformation has been its one-size-does-not-fit-all strategy for integrating technology. Technology is distributed according to how well it suits the curriculum and the interests of the students and teachers, and shared among classrooms when appropriate. In Glen Cove schools you'll now find MIDI synthesizers, worldwide video conferencing, a TV studio, and a radio station, in addition to the usual projectors, computers, interactive whiteboards, and cameras. …

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