Pennsylvania In-Service Technology Education: Past, Present and Future. A Status Report of the Regional Computer Resource Center at Temple University
In 1984, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania passed the Information Technology Education Act, which created 14 Information Technology Education for the Commonwealth (ITEC) centers. The purpose of the ITEC centers was to assist teachers in using and improving their use of microcomputers in their own classrooms by training them in instructional uses of computers, software evaluation, and programming. All Pennsylvania teachers, K-12, were eligible to apply for professional development courses, workshops, and other computer related services. After 4 years of successful inservice training the program was extended with the added focus of providing advanced skills training in the planning for and integrating of computer technology into existing curricula. The program has now expanded to include interactive video, video overlay, CD-ROM, advanced computer graphics, and computer/MIDI music capabilities. (DB)
Robertson, E. Pennsylvania In-Service Technology Education: Past, Present and Future. A Status Report of the Regional Computer Resource Center at Temple University.