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North Carolina Educational Technology Plan. GS115C-102.6 Original legislation passed in 1994, with projected funding of $365M over 5 years Created the.

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1 North Carolina Educational Technology Plan

2 GS115C Original legislation passed in 1994, with projected funding of $365M over 5 years Created the School Technology Commission as oversight body

3 GS115C-102.6A The State school technology plan shall be a long-term State implementation plan for using funds from the State School Technology Fund and other sources to improve student performance in the public schools through the use of learning and instructional management technologies. The purpose of the plan shall be to provide a cost-effective foundation of flexible and long-lasting technology to promote substantial gains in student achievement.

4 Amended in 2005 Mandated yearly monitoring of LEA technology plans by DPI with Non-compliance reported to NC State Board of Education

5 GS115C requires that DPI/SBE submit a new State Technology Plan every 5 years, with plan revisions every 2 years until the next cycle. The federal government requires that each LEA submit a separate E-Rate budget (aligned to the LEA tech plan, submitted and approved by DPI) every year as part of a systems E-Rate application.

6 Revisions The State Plan revision is being completed collaboratively via a wiki set up by DPI with the assistance of representatives from ITS and 17 LEAs.

7 Revisions Future-Ready Students for the 21 st Century High student achievement Safe, orderly and caring schools Quality teachers, administrators and staff Strong family, community and business support Effective and efficient operations. Globally competitive students Healthy and responsible students 21 st century professionals Leadership for innovation 21 st century systems

8 Revisions Update all current situations Update charts with current AMTR data Update research to include new IMPACT and 1:1 grant evaluation results Update bibliography to include current research Overall focus on 21 st learning skills

9 Revisions Emphasis on leadership and collaboration with –National and international partners –Parents, businesses, faith-based and other community and civic organizations –Community colleges, and public and private universities and colleges Emphasis on 21 st century assessment tools –LofTi –STNA More direction on budget submissions

10 Revisions More detail is needed in the following areas: –NC Virtual School –Virtual learning opportunities for teachers –Accessibility issues for students and teachers

11 Revisions Layout st Century Goals –Essential questions –Current Situation –Strategies to address each of the strategic goals

12 Revisions Final revisions completed for State Board review - December 2006 Distribution to the LEAs LEA revisions – due November 2007


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