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State Policy

Evaluation of Three Pilot Educational Technology Inservice Training Programs

The Virginia legislature mandated pilot programs, which were implemented in 1996 and 1997, to provide technology workshops for K-12 teachers. The Curry Center was selected to conduct the evaluation of this program by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV).

Technology Training for Public School Teachers and Administrators

Based on Curry Center recommendations, the Virginia legislature approved provision of $500,000 in the next biennium for establishment of permanent technology institutes. The Center worked with faculty from the teacher education programs at the Commonwealth's seven doctoral-granting institutions to establish the Virginia Educational Technology Alliance (VETA) to implement the technology training institutes mandated by the legislature. The deans of education from these respective institutions formally approved the Alliance at the 1998 annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE).

Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel

In 1998 the Virginia Board of Education approved state Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Glen Bull, Center Co-Director, served as co-chair of the Virginia Advisory Board on Teaching and Licensure (ABTEL) committee that developed these standards. These standards apply to both preservice and inservice teachers.

Guidelines for Technology in the Commonwealth's State-Approved Teacher Education Programs

Glen Bull served as a member of the Task Force on Technology in Teacher Education which developed Guidelines for Technology in the Commonwealth's State-Approved Teacher Education Programs. These guidelines were reviewed by SCHEV's Instructional Programs Advisory Committee and were approved by the Council of Higher Education.


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