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This Online School Technology Planning Guide provides resources and a recommended outline for district technology committees as they create, implement and update their technology plans. The New Hampshire Department of Education is responsible for approval of school district technology plans. Such approval is based on the extent to which plans address the elements described in the six major sections of this guide.

I. Introduction


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Check the Approval Status of your District
Technology Plan.

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Check the Tech Plan Approval Rubric (xls file).

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NH School Technology and Readiness (STaR) Chart (xls file)


To submit your plan to the NHDOE, send it as a Word document attached to an email to

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From this guide, you can check the complete set of the New Hampshire Administrative Rules: Part Ed 306 Minimum Standards for Public School Approval. These revised standards took effect on July 1, 2005. You will find specific standards from this list referenced in each section of this Planning Guide.

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The introductory pages of your plan should include a cover page, followed by information about the planning committee, district demographics and mission, and a statement indicating the technology vision for which the plan is intended to address. 

II. Goals

Your district technology plan should provide specific goal statements related to challenging local, state, and federal standards. The goals should be focused on specific areas in technology that your committee determines should be changed or improved to foster student achievement and success. Results from the evaluation of your previous plan should be used to set new goals for your current plan.

III. Action Plan

This section of the plan should describe the action steps that will address each of the specific goals of your district plan. The following four essential elements and their related measurable indicators should frame your action plan. A specific timeline and plan for data gathering and analysis of the achievement of the goals should be included for each goal.

A. Access to Technology Resources
B. Technology / ICT Literacy
C. Professional Development
D. Community Collaboration

IV. Budgeting

The budget section of the plan should be organized by year and include costs attributable to each of the action elements. The budget plan should also make reference to strategies to coordinate and maximize funds from other sources.

V. Evaluation

The plan should describe an evaluation process that enables the district to monitor progress toward the specified goals and make mid-course corrections in response to new developments and opportunities as they arise. A specific action plan for evaluation should be outlined in the technology plan. The data to be collected and how it will be analyzed should be included in the plan. As it fulfills these purposes, your plan should help focus questions in your community about digital technology tools in education so that more meaningful policy and discussion can emerge. The results of the evaluation plan should be used to inform your next cycle of technology planning.

VI. Policy & Procedure

State and federal policy requirements must also be addressed within the plan. These include:

A. Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
B. Copyright and Fair Use Policy
C. Acceptable Use Policy

Questions about this guide? Contact: Stan Freeda

Last update: July 25, 2012