California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Education Technology Leadership

California’s middle schools must prepare students to function in an ever-growing information-based world. To be effective in preparing students for adult work world and making education more effective and efficient, students need training to use modern technology tools. Therefore, educational leaders play a critical role in ensuring that these key elements are in place:

  • A comprehensive curricular design that effectively integrates technology into teaching, learning, and assessment
  • Sufficient and appropriate hardware and software to effectively implement programs
  • Sufficient, timely support to maintain both hardware and software
  • Ongoing professional development and coaching for administrators, teachers, and other instructional staff to support effective integration of educational technology into the school culture
  • An understanding of the social, ethical, and legal issues related to using technology
  • Ongoing funding to support the continued implementation of educational technology

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