Technology Council was originally formed in 1997 for the purpose of
developing a state educational technology plan that would "help
others understand and contribute to the vision of effective technology
integration within all segments of NH's educational system. The plan
is intended to serve as a guide for developing policy, pursuing funding
opportunities, desgining infrastructure, enlisting private sector support,
and evaluating progress toward the vision of effective technology integration."
Role of the Council
Council is an advisory group to the NH Department of Education regarding
implementation of the State Educational Technology
Plan. This assistance to the Department's Office of Educational Technology
includes feedback from the various stakeholder groups through their corresponding
Council member regarding the following topics:
developing policy guidelines to foster effective statewide technology
and disseminating information and resources
private sector support
progress toward the vision of effective technology integration
As representatives of stakeholder groups, the Technology Council members
are "the initiators of a process for articulating a vision of
effective technology integration within the state's education system at
all levels. This planning process was designed to build that vision
together, and thus create a foundation for collaborating to pursue, refine,
and expand the vision over time."
Forming the New Tech Council
With the initial funding to Berlin, Keene, Manchester, and Exeter
in the spring of 2003 for four Local
Education Support Centers (North Country, Southwest, South Central,
and Southeast), a major goal of the current state plan was accomplished.
This step, with the Centers as the focal point of the plan, marked the
beginning of a new structure for the Council. As of August 2003, the new
Council included members recommended from each of the Centers who join
NHDOE staff plus a few members-at-large.
Actively participate in quarterly Council meetings.
Actively participate in subgroup meetings.
Review pre-meeting materials prior to each meeting.
Discuss issues presented in pre-meeting materials with members' stakeholder
Prepare summaries of stakeholder feedback prior to each meeting.
Present summary feedback to Council.
Maintain ongoing communication with stakeholders and the Department.
Member Selection Criteria:
Two proposed members must be identified by their respective Centers.
Center staff must also represent each Center on the Council.
Department will coordinate final selection of members to ensure effective
representation for all stakeholders and all regions.
Center will ensure the periodic rotation of their stakeholder representatives
on the State Educational Technology Council.
Members must commit to carrying out the responsibilities listed above.