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Self-Assessment Instruments 6, 7, and 8 are under development. Ideas for possible content areas are given below.

 

Self-Assessment Instrument for Topic 6

School computer coordinator:

  • Takes a lead role in the development and implementation of a school's ICT in instruction plans.
  • Takes a lead role in building and maintaining a school's software collection.
  • Takes a lead role in planning for and implementing a school's ICT-oriented staff development.
  • Takes a lead role in maintaining a school's hardware (including its network, servers, etc.). In a larger school, supervises an employee (who may not be a certified teacher) who does the actual hardware maintenance.
  • Works with the school's teachers to make effective use of the school computer labs and the pods of computers that are in individual teachers' classrooms.
  • Works with teachers to team teach and/or assume full responsibility for teaching certain ICT topics in a computer lab.
  • Provides some ICT training and technical support for school administrators and their staff, especially in areas that relate to instructional uses of ICT.
  • Is a certified teacher with substantial knowledge of the curriculum at the grade levels offered by the school.
  • Is an experienced user of ICT in the classroom.

Self-Assessment Instrument for Topic 7

District computer coordinator:

  • Takes a lead role in the development and implementation of a school district's ICT in instruction plan.
  • Takes a lead role in building and maintaining a school district's software collection.
  • Takes a lead role in planning for and implementing a school district's ICT-oriented staff development.
  • Takes a lead role in maintaining a school district's hardware (including its network, servers, etc.). In all but the smallest school districts, supervises one or more employees who do the actual hardware maintenance, or deals with outside contractors who perform these services.
  • Works with the school's teachers to make effective use of the school computer labs and the pods of computers that are in individual teachers' classrooms.
  • In some school districts, is also the ICT coordinator for the business and administrative uses of ICT in the school district. The combination of dealing with both instructional and administrative ICT often warrants a title such as Assistant Superintendent for Technology and requires an appropriate level of credentialing to go along with this title,
  • Plays a significant role in state or regional ICT in education conferences. Routinely attends and presents at such conferences. Perhaps in on the Board of of a state or regional ICT in Education organization, and perhaps occasionally serves on the committee of volunteers who do the bulk of the work in organizing and putting on such conferences.
  • Usually, but not always, is a certified teacher with considerable experience in making instructional use of ICT in the classroom.

Self-Assessment Instrument for Topic 8

National or World Class:

  • Has a wide range of ICT and educational formal and informal training and experience. (This comes from years of "working in the "trenches" and/or in other ways "paying their dues.")
  • Routinely attends national ICT conferences and the larger state or regional ICT conferences, typically being a presenter at these conferences.
  • Has a broad and deep knowledge of education at a state and national level.
  • Has developed a national reputation through working (often as a volunteer) in a variety of ICT in education capacities at a national level.
  • Has ICT knowledge and skills that qualifies him/her to teach graduate-level ICT courses on a variety of ICT in education topics. (Note: The issue of "credentials" probably needs to be discussed here. We still live at a time in which some people have a very high level of ICT in Education knowledge, skills, and experience, but lack a formal credential above the bachelor's degree level. )
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 Self-Assessment Instrument for …

This self-assessment instrument focuses on the discipline of computer and information science. Please rate yourself using the following 7-point scale for each question.

Click here for a discussion of the meaning of the scale points.

Each question is accompanied by a brief discussion of the topic being assessed. If you do not understand the details given in a particular brief discussion, the chances are that you are at the (1) or (2) level on this topic. After you give yourself a numerical rating on the 7-point scale, write a paragraph that explains and justifies your numerical rating.

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