PlusS – Pedagogical Administration

The PlusS pedagogical administration is an additional assistance programme for Frankfurt schools. From 2003 to 2017, the project provides schools with regular coaching, consultation, and permanent personal contact with the FTzM team.

The objective of the project is to support teachers at schools that are either very large or very active in the development of media education by providing coaching for school IT representatives. These representatives are responsible for coordinating the development and supervision of (media/IT) infrastructure in the schools. To achieve this, the project assists IT representatives to design concepts for specific (media/IT) infrastructure for their schools and to develop and reform school media education concepts. They are also given practical assistance with the supervision of media and IT pools.

The concept of the project is based on the premise that school media and IT structures are less prone to disruptions when they share joint and proactive organization. The need for technical support or repair services be thus largely avoided. By using pedagogic, organizational, and technical expertise for preparing and designing a concept for media education at schools, costs could be reduced and misunderstandings or mistakes largely avoided.
Furthermore, the project contributes to the efficient use of personnel and other resources when implementing digital media in schools. After twelve years of collecting data and practical experience, the initial thesis was confirmed: while proactive organization did not significantly reduce costs, the schools that participated in the project were more advanced than other comparable schools with regards to the implementation and use of digital media for school organization and instruction and generally more professional in their approach to developing school IT and media education.

The pedagogical administration project is carried out in cooperation with the Hessian state education authority (Staatliches Schulamt) and financed with state funds.

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Contact person (contract queries): Olga Engel, MA, MBA
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Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 1533-3220

Contact person (comments and questions on content): Katharina Thülen, BEng, MH Edu
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Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 1533-3221

Contact person at the Hessian State Education Authority (Staatliches Schulamt) for the city of Frankfurt (contract queries): Ms Harriet Pluntke
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Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 38989-149

Initiator and academic supervision: Professor Dr Thomas Knaus
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Tel.: +49 (0) 69/15 333 222

Status: active (2003–2017) // in cooperation with the Hessian state education authority (Staatliches Schulamt) for the city of Frankfurt; financed with IT funds from the state of Hesse.

For further information, please visit: www.fraplus.de.

Focus: educational informatics