NAIS Task Force (www.summercore.com/taskforce)
First meeting in Boston on 3/1/06
Second meeting via audio conference on 3/22/06 10am-noon
Third meeting was May 12 for subcommittee
Fourth meeting was via audio conference on one afternoon in mid July
Click here for my "24" style BLOG regarding my 24 hour roundtrip from NYC to Boston on 3/1 ;-)
to go to the ISACS Web page
Click here for the main Summercore page
- Click here for a summary of 16 people re the newly
created NAIS task force (names below)
- Click here for the "20 Questions About Computers 20 Years Later" Web page that
is the basis for the above summary
- Click here for the
entries on the listserv for the NAIS task force
- Click here for the section of
http://schoolcomputing.wikicities.com/wiki set up by
Demitri for creating the PGP ("Principles of Good Practice") on Technology ... click
here for version 3.1 posted August 2006
- Click here for a link to the NAIS published and accepted PGPs (as of Aug 2006)
- Click here for the 29 statements we were working with in mid-August 2006 in the Tech PGPs
- Click here for a summary of the # of statements and common verbs for the first
few PGPs from NAIS
- Click here
for the final version called 4.2 that will be presented in Denver March 2007
- Click here for the 2007
version of all PGPs published on NAIS Web site ... the technology one is
here and will be presented in March 2007 by
Albert, Lorrie, Curt and Susan
List of Names
- Albert Throckmorton Chair NAIS 21st Century Curriculum/Technology Task Force ... Assistant Head of School, St. Mary's Episcopal School, Memphis (TN) ...www.stmarysschool.org ...previously Episcopal High Sch in Houston and Episcopal High School in Alexandria VA
- Bill Freitas, Director of Academic Technology for the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, NJ … http://www.lawrenceville.org/
- Chris Atwood Computer Science Department Chair Pomfret School ... http://www.pomfretschool.org/ ... (CT)
- Curt Lienic Director of Information Technology University of Chicago Lab Schools ... http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/ (IL)
- Demetri Orlando Educational Technology Coordinator Norwood School ... http://www.norwoodschool.org (MD)
- Jamie Britto Upper School Director Cape Fear Academy ... http://www.capefearacademy.org ... Wilmington (NC)
- Joe Hofmeister Director of Technology Cincinnati Country Day School (OH)
- Karen Douse Director of Library and Information Services Harpeth Hall ... www.harpethhall.org (TN)
- Kevin McAllister President inResonance...www.inresonance.com...Northhampton (MA)
- Lorrie Jackson Director of the Laptop Institute St. George’s Independent Schools ... http://www.sgis.org/ ... memphis (TN)
- Pamela Livingston Technology Chair The Peck School ... http://www.peckschool.org (NJ)
- Peter Hess Dean of Studies Brewster Academy ... http://www.brewsteracademy.org/ (NH)
- Steve Bergen CIO The Chapin School ... www.chapin.edu and www.summercore.com (NY and Boston)
- Susan Booth Director of Products and Services Development NAIS ... www.NAIS.org (DC)
- Tim Fish Director of Technology McDonogh School ... http://www.mcdonogh.org/ (MD)
- Will DeLamater Editor ISTL Independent School Technology Letter ... http://www.schooladmin.com/ (VA)
Revised attempt to craft and draft a set of PGPs that
a) keep the list to no more than 13
b) keep the statements short
c) keep the statements powerful
d) parallel the subject/verb structure of other NAIS PGPs
d) reflects the language and work cultivated over the last 6 months
Steve Bergen Friday 8/25/06
- The school includes the key IT leader on the senior administrative team, and the team
"models the routine and effective use" of technology integration.
- The school recognizes that the most compelling issues regarding technology in the 21st century are educational rather
than purely administrative and this is reflected in the key technology leader within the school.
The school operates under a clear set of practices for integrating
technology throughout the curriculum but balances that with supporting
pioneer educators in exploring new ideas and technologies.
- The school respects the financial needs of families and teachers with limited hardware and/or Internet access and works proactively to address these equity needs.
- The school recognizes the priorities of computer proficiency for all
students growing up in the 21st century, emphasizing critical thinking, risk-taking, collaboration, and
problem-solving. This recognition by the school drives ongoing curriculum changes, teaching styles and assessments.
- The school respects and affirms the principle that faculty training
is the most important priority in moving a school forward because the single most
important factor in achieving technology integration is the teacher.
- The school develops sustainable long-term plans and builds widespread consensus
for financing technology commitments.
- The school provides adequate technology staffing and infrastructure appropriate for its size and operations.
- The school requires educators to acquire and demonstrate essential technology skills and proficiencies and creates systems to ensure that these skills are acquired. The school "maintains a process" by which educators acquire and demonstrate essential technology skills and proficiencies.
- The school seeks to learn from the experience of other schools' successes in technology integration,
and recognizes that colleagues learning from and with each other is an effective piece of professional development.
- The school adheres to a clear set of practices to ensure that the philosophical issues of
honesty, safety, globalization and gender equity
are addressed regarding technology in meaningful ways.
These are words I wrote in March 1982, six months before I started the Teaching Company
and about 3 years before the first Summercore in 1985:
It must be the goal, the mission, perhaps even the essential concern of the educational world over
the next ten years to address these questions, to devise appropriate curricula, to define and formulate
computer literacy, and to present computers in the broadest context of civilization and its intellectual
growth, to inculcate positive attitudes in all students, tackling the issues of sexism, elitism, and
classism that might well plague the computer curriculum. And to the extent that you believe the Independent
School world has a special leadership role in education, then it is even more incumbent on all of you to proceed in the 80's,
to get involved, to lead, to do it right and to do it well.
click here for the full talk I gave, 3 pages re-printed from the Summercore Primer.