One of the CSBA’s priorities is a focus on “Canadian Students as Global Citizens.” This initiative encompasses many areas, with a goal to providing students with the skills that they need to compete in the global market. Technology implementation in Canadian schools in one issue that Canadians agree is an important aspect in meeting this goal.
Last month, in an educational supplement to the National Post, the CSBA commented on the future use of technology in schools across Canada. We touched on some challenges involved in technology implementation in schools:
–Keeping pace-the rapid progression and introduction of new technologies;
–Teacher as facilitator-the changing role of the teacher in light of new technologies;
–Critical thinkers-ensuring that our students have the critical thinking skills to use technology to effectively improve their learning
–Sustainability-Consistent, quality technological implementation requires funding and support for teacher training and curriculum integration.
The Canadian perspective on technology implementation in public schools….we want to hear from you!
We welcome your comments and feedback on this issue:
What are some of the challenges that you face in your boards/districts?
What types of technology are your students in your provinces, boards and districts using and how has it impacted their learning in the classroom and beyond?
For additional policy information on technology implementation, please visit the Canadian Education Association’s webpage (in collaboration with Industry Canada’s SchoolNet) on “Focus on ICT”