National Ed Tech Plan

The long awaited National Educational Technology Plan has been released in the US. It contains a range of recommendations, summarised in the following Action Steps:

    To help states and districts prepare today’s students for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow, a set of seven action steps and accompanying recommendations have been developed.

    1. Strengthen Leadership
    2. Consider Innovative Budgeting
    3. Improve Teacher Training
    4. Support E-Learning and Virtual Schools
    5. Encourage Broadband Access
    6. Move Toward Digital Content
    7. Integrate Data Systems

The plan appears to put learners at the centre of what is proposed, with this quote from U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige”

    “The plan will center on how to help students as they grow up being exposed to various technologies, this effort will set new priorities and actions that all stakeholders can rally behind to ensure technology is being used effectively to prepare students for their future, not our past.”

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