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Biography
Name: James Bosco, PhD.
Title: Is it Possible to Reform Schools? Toward Keeping the Promise of ICT in our Schools.
Date: Monday, 17 May 2004.
Time: 16.15 –17.15
James Bosco holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan and he is also the Director of External Educational Technology Relations for the College of Education at WMU. As such he works at the state and national level to foster linkages between WMU and other agencies and organization to expand and improve the use of technology in K-12 schools and in the preparation of education professionals. He played a major role in connecting schools in Michigan to the Internet and has continued to be involved with a number of technology initiatives at the state level in Michigan. He was a member of U.S. Senator Carl Levinís technology working group that resulted in a series of school ICT initiatives in Michigan. He led the efforts in Michigan to establish Tech Corps in Michigan and was the coordinator for ThinkQuest in Michigan. He is currently a member of the State Advisory Committee for the Michigan one-to-one K-12 wireless initiative. He has been extensively involved with ICT at the national level as well. He was a past -chair of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). and is the current co-chair of the CoSN International Committee. He was responsible for the establishment of the Technology Standards for School Administrators which was adopted by the International Society for Technology in Education as NETS*A and he serves on the ISTE advisory committee for technology for school administrators. His focus for the past several years has been on ICT as it pertains to school reform issues. He was co-director of a Kellogg Foundation project on school reform at the secondary level and is currently at work on a book on the topic of school reform.
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