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Instructional Technology Planning

About instructional technology planning

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires all public school districts in the state to submit instructional technology plans, as outlined in Part 100.12 of the commissioner's regulations.The purpose of these plans is to:

  • Support the current and future use of educational technology in districts statewide
  • Prepare districts for funding opportunities
  • Eliminate redundant data collection initiatives

Additionally, districts that include investments in high-speed broadband or wireless connectivity and/or learning technology equipment or facilities as part of their Smart Schools Investment Plan must have a submitted and approved instructional technology plan on file with NYSED.

Districts that have traditionally utilized Model Schools services, either from NERIC Model Schools or their regional BOCES, to assist in developing instructional technology plans are encouraged to begin conversations with those service providers about updating their plans.

For more information, please visit the New York State Education Department's District Technology Planning resource pages.

If you have questions about how NERIC can support the instructional technology planning process, please contact the NERIC Review team at

Instructional technology planning resources

  • Orientation webinar (January 23, 2018) presentation materials.
  • NYSED Instructional Technology Plans - New Cycle for 2018-2021. This guidance provides an overview and history of the NYSED Instructional Tech Plan (Survey) Submission, the review process to develop a new three-year plan for 2018-2021, the purpose behind the new plan template, changes in the ITP template and the process/timeline for 2018 submission.
  • The Framework and Guidance for the 2018-2021 Instructional Technology Plan and related memo to superintendents have been made available by NYSED. NERIC’s instructional technology plan reviewers/certifiers have planned a series of support activities to assist you in this process.

Submission Deadlines

  • August 3, 2018 - District instructional technology plans (ITP) due to NERIC review team through NYSED’s Application Business Portal.
  • October 26, 2018 - Certified ITP due to NYSED through its business portal.

Supporting Activities