Technology Integration Evaluation Base Service
NERIC contracts with the BrightBytes Technology & Learning platform to improve the impact of technology on student learning with evidence-based research and analysis. Leveraging data through this platform helps districts focus technology spending in highest need areas, write effective and meaningful instructional technology plans, assess progress of instructional technology initiatives and programs and strengthen communication between all district stakeholders (administrators, school board members, teachers, support staff, students, parents and community members).
Technology Evaluation, Visioning and Planning
This service is designed to comprehensively assist districts with evaluating instructional and administrative technology through both development of a technology plan linking curriculum, assessment, and instruction with technology and a broader customized consultation on technology planning. Long-range technology planning should address such issues as district vision; data collection; analysis and reporting; using technology to support learning; equipment, infrastructure and software prioritization and procurement; implementation; staff development; support; funding; evaluation and communication of overall technology planning with stakeholders.
This comprehensive technology planning service can be customized based on the particular needs of the district and the scope of work. Support activities can include the facilitated creation and yearly updates to a district’s technology plan; data review to inform budgeting and procurement cycles towards a sustainable vision for a district’s technology; on-site facilitation for technology planning (kickoff, board presentations, focus groups, technology committee meetings, etc.); and customized consultation around topics such as leadership and human infrastructure, policies and governance, impact of professional development, new models of technical support, remote access, E-Learning, curriculum and instruction, and family and community partnerships.