- About Us
TELS has collaborated with 16 school principals in four states. Together, TELS researchers, experienced educational leaders, and principals have investigated how to effectively implement and sustain innovative technology-enhanced science curricula school-wide.
TELS encourages principals to think critically about how technology-enhanced learning can be adapted to their school. TELS provided a Principals' Forum (see below) to respond to questions and perspectives.
These 16 administrators have emerged as a powerful force in the TELS effort. They designed and implemented a partnered learning workshops for TELS principals and researchers in California. This meeting included a dynamic conversation about school policy in science and technology with former California Superintendent of Education, Delaine Eastin.
Principals' Forum Focus and Activities
|Principal's Questions and Perspectives||Forum Activities|
|What is our role in TELS?
We want to be included from the beginning in conversations about TELS reform
|Develop a TELS professional development model for principals
Become familiar with curricula
|Is science an extra?
How can we focus on science and technology when we are below AYP in math and reading?
|Review student assessment data and other indicators of success|
|What is the value added from using technology-enhanced curricula?
Technology should be used as a tool for learning, not taught as a subject in itself
|Discuss how TELS promotes technology literacy in science.|
|How can we collaborate with other principals?
We want to discuss solutions to problems we all face
|Disucss ways to provide technical support|