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Technology Plans

Provides information on developing an education technology plan.

Background Information

The purpose of a local educational agency (LEA) educational technology plan is to guide the use of technology, by establishing clear goals and a realistic, comprehensive strategy to improve education through technology. The strategy should include how professional development will support staff in the use of technology in the classroom, as well as how information technology assets and services will be managed to support learning. LEAs are strongly encouraged to develop and implement a technology plan in support of a comprehensive strategy to improve education.

In the 2014-15 year, the California Department of Education (CDE) collaborated with local technologists to consolidate technology plan content into a single template, and set of criteria and guiding questions.

Recommended Resources

Technology Plan Template (DOC)
2014–15 California K-12 Education Technology Plan template, criteria, and guiding questions.

Technology Plan Builder External link opens in new window or tab. Web page
LEAs can use the Technology Plan Builder (TPB) to create and/or upload technology plans.

Technology Plan Status

To verify an LEA technology plan status, select the “Technology Plan Status by County” link on the Los Angeles County Office of Education Technology Plan Builder External link opens in new window or tab. Web page.

Previously Submitted Technology Plans

In fall 2014, the CDE launched the TPB. The TPB provides LEAs with a platform to upload a locally developed technology plan or develop a technology plan using a single template. The legacy system for technology plans known as the Education Technology Plan Review System (ETPRS) is no longer operational. LEAs can request a copy of their previously submitted and approved technology plan that was in the ETPRS from the CDE up until July 31, 2015. The CDE will only retain copies of technology plans from ETPRS until July 2015.

If you have any questions or want to request a copy of your LEA’s technology plan, please contact Michael Kryshak, Associate Governmental Program Analyst, Education Data Office, by phone 916-319-0260 or by e-mail at mkryshak@cde.ca.gov.

Questions: Educational Data Management Division | edmd@cde.ca.gov | 916-324-1214 
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