Educational Technology Planning
State Technology Plan
The 2018-2023 Educational Technology Plan for Virginia has been reviewed by the State Board of Education and was accepted as part of their Comprehensive Plan: 2018-2023 on November 16, 2017. The Technology Plan is hyperlinked to assist school personnel and others to locate helpful resources, and to allow sharing between divisions of innovative ideas and exciting new projects.
Previous versions of the State Technology Plans and their associated materials can be requested from Jean Weller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Local Technology Planning
Local technology plans help school divisions identify resources and strategies to promote the most effective uses of technology to enhance instruction and learning.
VDOE provides assistance and resources to help schools divisions develop local plans that are consistent state plan per state law. Please see § 22.1-253.13:6. Standard 6. Planning and public involvement, section B., second paragraph for specific language. Since the division technology plan is considered part of the division comprehensive plan (whether it is written as a separate document or included within the comprehensive plan itself), it should be reviewed and revised, as needed, at the same time as the division comprehensive plan.
In the past, divisions have submitted their plans for approval. However, starting with the 2018 plans, divisions will report that their technology plans are consistent with the annual Collection of Data Relative to Compliance with the Standards of Quality and Other Reporting Requirements. Divisions who would like to have VDOE review their plan to provide assistance and/or feedback can contact Jean Weller (email@example.com).
Technology Planning Resources
- Acceptable Use Policy Guidance
- Guidelines for Internet Safety
- Essential Elements of ICT Literacy (PDF)
- Instructional Technology Resource Teacher and Technology Support Positions Handbook (PDF)
- National Education Technology Plan
- Various Virginia Department of Education Data Collection Reports
- Education Technology Notes (VPSA funding)
- Virginia Information Technologies Agencies (VITA) Statewide Contract Search Page
- Guidelines for the Donation of Obsolete Educational Technology Hardware and Software by School Boards to Students
VDOE is partnering with Education SuperHighway and the Friday Institute to help upgrade Wi-Fi and internal connections in classrooms across the state. This project aims to establish funding and support a sustainable Wi-Fi upgrade program for all divisions.