StarTEC: A Technology Project in Education Reform
Helen Hawley, Otto Benavides, Sharon Duffy, David Georgi, Diane Guay, Pamela Redmond, James Richmond
American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting,
StarTEC (Staff, Teacher, and Restructured Technology Education Consortium) was a 3-year technology catalyst program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and continued for a third year to complete its activities. The goal of StarTEC was to ensure that all teachers prepared by partners in the Consortium would meet the new California standard in technology required for the California Preliminary Teaching Credential or the Professional Clear Credential.This document describes the StarTEC project and draws some lessons for the integration of technology in higher education. Some case studies illustrate StarTEC activities: (1) the University of California, Riverside: Collaboration through Technology; (2) California State University, Fresno: Changing Culture; (3) California State University, Bakersfield: Education Technology Certification System; and (4)University of San Francisco: Using Technology as an Assessment Tool. The anecdotal evidence collected on these training programs though evaluation surveys shows that StarTEC can contribute to the field of technology integration through an increased understanding of the complexities of higher education reform related to technology integration and the key elements of effective technology training plans. Attachments include a discussion of the evolution of the Thought and Practice aspect of the Apple Computer initiative, a discussion of Sparrow Web software, and the new technology standards matrix. (SLD)
Hawley, H., Benavides, O., Duffy, S., Georgi, D., Guay, D., Redmond, P. & Richmond, J. (2003). StarTEC: A Technology Project in Education Reform. Presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2003.