California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Support for instructional technology

The district plays a powerful role in helping middle schools purchase and make good use of instructional technology. Although some teachers and principals are up-to-date on technology innovations, others feel overwhelmed and need professional help to keep track of new hardware and software that will improve instruction, student record-keeping, family connections, and data analysis. Local governing board members support instructional excellence by providing district technology specialists who can help schools with purchases and training on new hardware and software. (Refer to the later section on Technology support for leaders.)

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