By Ingrid Padgett, CEI’s Strategic Initiatives Associate.
We are pleased to report that with input from school administrators, school technology coordinators, tech savvy teachers, and learning specialists in 15 states, CEI is moving the needle forward. We are extremely thankful for our stage 1 respondents who took time during this busy season to support us. The power of the rubric is in the feedback it provides curriculum developers and the productive conversations educators have while evaluating materials. CEI’s Technology Rubric Review Process provided participants with the chance to grade our work, using a scale of 1 ‘“ 5 (with one being the lowest score) on content, usefulness, clarity, and format.
Our overall grade was just under four (3.875) ‘“ a number that indicates we are well on our way to finalizing a standard for guiding and measuring technology use in schools and improving the technology quotient of schools nationally and globally.
Our next step is to work with a team of volunteer school administration and teachers, utilizing the scores and feedback we received, to develop a final rubric that will earn the CEI ‘stamp of approval.’ Stay tuned for more updates on this work and visit our Technology Section to stay abreast of our technology intiatives.