North Carolina Educational Technology Plan: How It

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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 School Technology
Commission as oversight body
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.
Amended in 2005
• Mandated yearly monitoring of LEA
technology plans by DPI with
• Non-compliance reported to NC State
Board of Education
• GS115C-102.6 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 system’s E-Rate application.
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 .
Revisions
Future-Ready Students for the 21st 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
• 21st century professionals
• Leadership for innovation
• 21st century systems
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 21st learning skills
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 21st century assessment tools
– LofTi
– STNA
• More direction on budget submissions
Revisions
• More detail is needed in the following
areas:
– NC Virtual School
– Virtual learning opportunities for teachers
– Accessibility issues for students and teachers
Revisions
Layout-----21st Century Goals
– Essential questions
– Current Situation
– Strategies to address each of the strategic
goals
Revisions
• Final revisions completed for State Board
review - December 2006
• Distribution to the LEAs
• LEA revisions – due November 2007