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
Districts that include investments in high-speed broadband or wireless connectivity, 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. Their Smart Schools Investment Plan must also be consistent with their Instructional Technology Plan.
We can help schools develop instructional technology plans
Districts that have traditionally utilized Model Schools services, either from NERIC or their regional BOCES, to assist in developing instructional technology plans are encouraged to begin conversations with those service providers when updating their plans.