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Technology 101: Funding Trends

About this Daily Classroom Special
Technology 101 provides pointers, strategies and suggestions for helping your school design a technology plan that meets the needs of members of your learning community. Technology 101 was written by Peggy Wyns-Madison, a former Teachers Network web mentor.


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Funding Trends

According to The Distance Learning Funding $ourcebook, Fourth Edition by Arlene Krebs, the following areas of your curriculum can be funded:

SCHOOL REFORM AND RESTRUCTURING
focus on school and classroom management, family/school partnerships, school/community/business collaboratives, national student standards and assessment

MATH AND SCIENCE
focus on recruitment of minorities, girls and women, new curricula standards, use of media and collaborative hands-on learning, projects linked to technology and assistive technology for the disabled

MULTICULTURALISM
focus on classroom materials, pluralism and cultural diversity, global interdependency

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
focus on linking math, science, social studies and arts curricula, hands-on learning, field trips, collaboration with environmental organizations, internationally-based projects

ARTS EDUCATION
focus on artists in schools, arts and technology, multimedia, interdisciplinary curricula, theatre programs, linkages to museums, arts and culture organizations, mobile cultural vans

CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT
focus on all curricula areas in K-12 and higher education, emphasis on science, math, engineering, arts, multiculturalism, environmental studies, business & management; school-to-work, use of telecommunications and multimedia

SCHOOL TO WORK TRANSITION
focus on on-site apprenticeships, internships and work experience, career orientation and preparation, job training, linkages to business and mentoring projects

PRE-SCHOOLERS
focus on health and social needs, preparation for learning and school, training of care providers

AT-RISK YOUTH
focus on middle grades, minorities, health and education, linkages with families

GIRLS AND WOMEN
focus on recruitment into math, science and engineering professions, hands-on learning in math and science, health needs--teenage pregnancy prevention, violence and abuse prevention

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
focus on mainstreaming, facilities construction, developing appropriate learning tools, using media and technology, developing assistive technology

TEACHER TRAINING
focus on school reform and classroom restructuring, new professional standards, new math, science and arts eduction standards, training in technology-based instruction, portfolio assessment

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
focus on the adminstrator/superintendent, principal, staff, teacher training and recruitment, new teacher assessment and certification standard

EMPLOYMENT AND CAREER COUNSELING
focus on new skills development--interviewing, resumes--management training, continuing professional development especially in health fields, education, engineering, business

HEALTHCARE
focus on recruiting youth and minorities into the healthcare professions; community-based healthcare services; school-based healthcare and social services; continuing professional development

INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING EFFORTS
focus on collaborative online learning, consortia, curricula, journalism, democracy, economics, healthcare, language and cultural exchanges

LIFELONG LEARNING
focus on adults in schools, GED, literacy, job preparation, career and professional development

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND THE NEW MEDIA
focus on facilities renovation, infrastructure, equipment, voice-messaging, computer networking, databases, online courses and resource materials, virtual universities and schools, web site development, multimedia, TV, Film and radio programming, CD-ROMs, research and policy studies.

 

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