To Discuss Leadership In Technology
June 21, 2002-- Educators
from around the state will address leadership in the classroom use
of technology July 2-3 at the Sixth Annual Policy Institute at the
University of Virginia.
institute, titled "Tomorrows Schools Today: Leadership
in Technology," features sessions and demonstrations dealing
with policy initiatives and software applications, as well as the
use of laptops and hand-held computers.
will hear about the most recent policy initiatives in technology
and have a chance to discuss the political, financial and practical
issues in the field with foremost state technology leaders,"
said Dr. Al Butler, instructor for the institute and executive director
of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. "This
institute is for individuals who want to actively participate in
the shaping of public education policy."
highlight of the institute will be the July 3 session about the
laptop initiative in Henrico County. Vicki Wilson, assistant superintendent
of Henrico schools, and staff members will discuss the rationale
of providing laptops to every high school student and the steps
necessary to accomplish the largest laptop deployment of its kind
in the United States.
Benson, director of technology for Albemarle County Public Schools,
will lead a session later that day about the instructional and administrative
applications of hand-held computing. The session will examine how
hand-held devices might improve access to data and build skills
in communicating, research, problem-solving and publications.
on July 2 include "Technology and School Change," "The
Leadership Perspective" and breakout sessions demonstrating
data-driven decision-making tools.
Policy Institute is tied to a three-credit course, "Contemporary
Policy Issues and Leadership in Technology," taught by Butler,
associate professor in the Curry School of Education.
sessions, which are open to media, will be held at the Darden Graduate
School of Business Administration, Room 50. Hours are 8:30 a.m.
to 4 p.m. on July 2, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 3.
Lee Graves, (434) 924-6857 or Amber Winkler, (434) 924-6218