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1 Technology Plans Planning for Progress ETEC 579 Administration of Educational Technology Programs Dr. Jason Lee Davis – Texas A&M University-Commerce

2 Purpose of a Technology Plan To realize the benefits of technology, schools must develop a plan for integrating technology into the curriculum. An effective technology plan is based on the shared vision of educators, parents, community members, and business leaders who have technological expertise. It ensures that technology strengthens existing curricula and supports meaningful, engaged learning for all students. It also specifies how the technology will be paid for and how its use will be supported.meaningful, engaged learning - North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (1998), Critical Issue: Developing a School or District Technology Plan, [online]

3 Developing a Technology Plan Planning Committee Assemble group of stakeholders Include individuals who share similar goals. Include leaders official unofficial Encourage input from members to secure buy-in.

4 Developing a Technology Plan (continued) Examine the history of technology utilization at the institution. Identify the current status of technology utilization at the institution. Examine the institutions official goals, vision, and mission statements. Identify general and specific technological needs that support the institutions goal and mission.

5 Developing a Technology Plan (continued) Consider any improvement plans in place. Develop a timeline that addresses the acquisition and implementation of new technologies to address identified needs. Identify means of personnel support. Identify potential sources of funding.

6 Developing a Technology Plan (continued) Focus on applications rather than Technology. Develop a plan based on what students, staff, and administration should be able to do with technology and let those outcomes determine the types and amount of technology [the] plan requests. – John See - North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (1998), Critical Issue: Developing a School or District Technology Plan, [online]


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