Welcome to IMPACT for Administrators!
IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Meda and Technology Programs is the vision of media and technology programs in North Carolina. It recognizes that an effective school library media and technology program is the infrastructure that supports both teaching and learning. This program is the key to making education relevant to a knowledge-based society and its economy. IMPACT is aligned to Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, the national standards for media and technology programs, the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards, and a growing body of school library media and instructional technology research.
Reflecting the recommendations of the 2005-2009 North Carolina Educational Technology Plan, IMPACT acknowledges the importance of staffing each school in North Carolina with both a school library media coordinator and a technology facilitator. It also reflects a commitment to provide a roadmap for an integrated media and technology program once these positions are in place. It offers assessment instruments to assist in the evaluation of the media and technology program designed to move us toward the State Board of Education goals of rigor, relevance, and relationships, the foundation of a 21st Century educational and economic environment.
IMPACT for Administrators is a tool that will help principals and other administrators to plan and build effective, comprehensive teaching and learning environments for the 21st Century.