EETT gets some potential help from ATTAIN
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
As some of you know, the Achievement Through Technology
and Innovation (ATTAIN) bill
recently was introduced in the U.S. House of
Representatives. The bill seeks to refine and expand the Enhancing Education Through
Technologyportion of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Here's the draft
language of the bill:
Through Technology and Innovation (ATTAIN) bill
Here's my favorite language in the bill:
[Each state application for funds shall include a] 'description of how
the State will ensure that teachers, paraprofessionals, library and media
personnel, and administrators in the State are technologically
Woo hoo! State specificity regarding administrator technology literacy. I'm
all over it!
and SIIA all have come out in support of
the bill. Check it out and see if it's something you can get behind. If so, contact your House representative!