From Failing to Effective Schools: Louisiana's School Turnaround Specialist Program
Vickie Gentry, Wendell Wellman, Nelda Wellman, Paula Furr, Kimberly McAlister, Martha Rhymes, Northwestern State University, United States ; Ben LaGrone, NSU Middle Lab School, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
A public institution of higher education in northwest-central Louisiana was selected as a regional provider for a Louisiana School Turnaround Specialist Program. Focused on turning around academically low performing schools, the program is a collaboration of university faculty and school district principals selected for participation. Beginning spring 2010, principals will participate in a curriculum designed to hone their leadership skills and gain the professional knowledge needed for urgent, fundamental change. Educational technology will play a major role in the success of this program from delivery of the curriculum to school-based assessments.
Gentry, V., Wellman, W., Wellman, N., Furr, P., McAlister, K., Rhymes, M. & LaGrone, B. (2010). From Failing to Effective Schools: Louisiana's School Turnaround Specialist Program. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1755-1757). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).