Empowering Teachers with Technology: Making It Happen / Edition 1

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Today, teachers are still using the book, chalkboard, and teacher-talk model of education developed in the Industrial Age. Author and teacher, Michael Romano, recognizes that there is a need to find out why and to determine how to empower teachers with the remarkable information technology that is driving the evolution for a global society and to enhance student achievement. The research for this work includes a review of the literature spanning the past 50 years. This book introduces a definitive, comprehensive approach to the use of technology in the classroom known as the Technology-Enhanced Curriculum or (TEC). Benefits of the TEC template: · Can be applied to any grade level · Optimally compatible with the system in place · Can be utilized without extensive teacher training Most importantly, Dr. Romano's book provides a convincing rationale for the use of educational technology and, thus, can be used as a primer for learners in colleges of education.

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Editorial Reviews

Lexington Herald-Leader
Romano's experiences—as professor, school administrator, dental school founder and pioneer of using television and video for education—clearly establish his credentials for offering serious ideas about use of technology in education. Empowering Teachers with Technology raises questions, offers ideas, confronts controversies, and makes the reader think.
Ronald E. Walton
I commend to the reader the proposals outlined in this work as a beginning point for moving the schools of America into the 21st century.
Michael H. Pelosi
[Romano] meticulously and responsibly details the shortcomings of our system of education...As you read and understand the promises of Dr. Romano's work, it will become obvious that what he has projected is more than just another approach; it is an ingenious, comprehensive program for dealing with the formidable challenges facing our schools.
Raymond C. Bard
Undoubtedly, this work warrants serious consideration by the education establishment...[Romano's] insights go beyond the classroom, and reflect a broad range of meaningful experiences spanning a career of more than 40 years.
Marti L. Wilson
Dr. Romano focuses on a simple, yet effective way of making a Technology-Enhanced Curriculum available to every student in every classroom throughout the United States and beyond...Creative thinking leaders, parents, and teachers who desire the best education for our children will find this book fascinating and extremely beneficial. Read and evolve into the high-tech classroom of the 21st century!
Alvin L. Morris
The most profound message of this book is the admonition that failure to acknowledge the seminal role of the teacher, regardless of the technology in vogue, is to consign education to a future of continuing, unmet expectations
Barry D. Kaufman
I perceive this book as a magnificent opus. Dr. Romano has distilled his life's work and future vision in one manageable, readable, mind-expanding, communicative, respectful volume.
Judith R. Gambill
Dr. Romano has configured a solution - the academic model that has escaped us for too long. The Technology-Enhanced Curriculum is the answer to the chaotic and often ineffective state of technology integration in the classroom. It is simple, yet profound.
John K. Mackenzie
New thinking is presented in such logical and palatable increments that most readers must surely wonder why it's never been done. Overall, the book's structure shows a symphonic mastery in its thematic statement and development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810846296
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael T. Romano is professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky and special assistant to the superintendent for the Williamsburg Independent School District, Williamsburg, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 1 A Time for New Strategies Chapter 5 2 Worlds Apart: The Technology Gap in the Classroom Chapter 6 3 Fifty Years of Unrealized Expectations Chapter 7 4 The Information Age and What Teachers Do Chapter 8 5 Educational Television: A 50-Year Perspective Chapter 9 6 Computers and Education: The Elusive Connection Chapter 10 7 Teachers Empowered: The Technology Enhanced Curriculum Chapter 11 8 Making It Happen: A New Strategy for an Old Challenge Chapter 12 9 The Ultimate Goal: The Technology-Dependent Curriculum Chapter 13 10 The Wake-up Call Chapter 14 Index Chapter 15 About the Author

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