A Blueprint for Great Schools, a plan presented to State Superintendent Tom Torlakson by leaders from across California, provides vision and direction for our education system, including a focus on 21st Century learning, meeting the needs of the whole child, and rebuilding the ranks of California’s teachers with resources and respect.
Several recommendations within
A Blueprint for Great Schools (PDF) prompted the Superintendent to initiate a process to update the educational technology strategic plan to reflect new trends and research.
The process includes the appointment of an Education Technology Task Force composed of educators familiar with technology use in California schools; a public website to gather opinions and views; a listening tour and public briefings by the Superintendent’s top advisors; a review of the research and literature; and an extensive field review of draft documents. The final Education Technology Blueprint will be presented in early 2013.
Electronic Mailing ListTo receive notices of briefings and other news as the CDE moves forward to craft a new technology blueprint based on the findings of the Education Technology Task Force, join the Education Technology Blueprint electronic mailing list by sending a blank e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe, send a "blank" message to email@example.com.
Contribute information, research, and case studies for consideration during the development of the new Education Technology Blueprint. We also encourage feedback and comment on the recommendations of the Task Force via the Brokers of Expertise Web site. The deadline for public input is October 30, 2012.
Public Briefings and Listening Tour
View the video archive of the Santa Clara County Office of Education event.
- September 11, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. – Santa Clara County Office of Education
- September 12, 1 to 3 p.m. – Butte County Office of Education
- September 18, 10 a.m. to Noon – Stanislaus County Office of Education, Martin G. Petersen Event Center
- September 20, 10 a.m. to Noon – State Center Consortium - Fresno Area
- September 25, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Orange County Department of Education
Education Technology Task Force
On March 17, 2012, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson appointed 48 volunteers to become members of his Education Technology Task Force. Gathering advice from the Task Force is the first step in the State Superintendent's effort to update the Education Technology Plan approved by the State Board of Education in 2005. In August 2012, Task Force members presented their findings in the form of a memo to the State Superintendent.