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Leadership Required for Successful Schools:
Released January 2002
Atlanta, GA -- You use PowerPoint for school board presentations; your district has a web site, a technology plan and a superintendent email address...doesn't that make you a tech-savvy school leader?
Not according to James Bosco, Chairperson of the Technology Standards for School Administrators Collaborative (TSSA Collaborative) and Professor of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University.
"It is not simply about learning technology applications, but about leadership and policy," said Bosco. "Everyone supporting technology in schools asks, is this making a difference? How do you know? And every school district should have an answer."
"As an administrator in 2002," said Bosco, "you ought to be thinking about how you are keeping yourself in the forefront of the skills and understandings that will make you a valuable and marketable individual."
Based on the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Projects for teachers and students, thousands of practicing administrators and stakeholders contributed to the writing and review of the standards to achieve consensus under the leadership of Chairperson James Bosco, Director Don Knezek and Co-Director Heidi Rogers. The International Society for Technology and Education (ISTE) created the NETS Projects and provided the organizational foundation and web site for TSSA (http://www.iste.org).
According to Knezek: "As we realize that using technology well throughout a school system is sophisticated, large-scale school reform, it is evident that leadership is the key factor for success. These standards, therefore, are important guidelines for any school leader who hopes to realize maximum benefit from technology."
Technology Standards for School Administrators
Making the Standards Matter
"It's all about leadership; nothing happens in a school or district without the leaders understanding the importance of technology," said Dr. Helen Souleé, Mississippi Director of Educational Technology, Training and Support and TSSA Collaborative Member. "The standards help focus leaders on what to expect and how to behave. They set the bar just like we do with students."
For the complete report, visit: http://cnets.iste.org/tssa/.