State Tech Plan
Charting a Course for Information and Communication Technology in Florida’s Schools
Florida’s technology plan is built upon twelve goals. As illustrated above, the goals fall into three distinct categories:
- Learning Environment: Engaging students in their education in ways never before possible.
- Access: Expanding access to innovative digital technologies and learning opportunities.
- Support: Establishing the support necessary to improve students’ rates of learning.
- The successful learning environment rests upon the foundation of access and support. In this section, the twelve goals will be defined and provide strategies for achieving each
Florida’s Twelve Goals
Goal Definition Learning Environment 1. Strengthen student ICT skills Student’s develop skills to utilize technology as tool in all areas of the curriculum. 2. Enhance the integration of technology in curricula Educators apply technology appropriately in their content area to enhance instruction. 3. Enable opportunities to personalize and extend student learning Educators utilize technology to differentiate instruction to meet students’ needs. 4. Ensure utilization of technology based assessments The use of formative and summative assessments is enhanced through technology. Access 5. Increase access to digital tools Students and educators have access to mobile computers, digital devices and tool-based software that makes instruction relevant and powerful. 6. Provide access to reliable infrastructure Internet access and bandwidth are sufficient to meet instructional technology needs. 7. Improve opportunities to access digital content Students and educators have access to content that enhances instruction from around the world. 8. Enhance access to student data The results of student assessments and other student data are available just in time and in a useful format. Support 9. Ensure trained instructional technology staff Expert technology support is available just in time at the school and district level. 10. Improve community involvement Technology enhances the ability of schools and teachers to communicate and increase parental involvement. 11. Enable technology leadership Technology standards for teachers and school leaders are integrated into preparation programs and professional development to ensure technology is purchased and used in meaningful instructional ways. 12. Support ICT training for educators to enhance instruction Professional Development for educators includes the use of appropriate technology integration to enhance instruction.
Download entire 52-page plan in PDF.
Contact: Robert Dale Peace, Bureau Chief, Educational Technology, Florida Department of Education
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