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Ed 306 Minimum Standards for Public School Approval

  • Ed 306.08 Instructional Resources
  • Ed 306.141 Basic Instructional Standards
  • Ed 306.24 Assessment
  • Ed 306.261 Kindergarten - Grade 8 School Curriculum
  • Ed 306.271 High School Curriculum, Credits, Graduation Requiremen ts, and Cocurricular Program
  • Ed 306.421 Information and Communication Technologies Program




Implementing Through Action

Engaging and Inspiring Learning Powered by Technology

Many of these technology resources and tools already are being used within our public education system. We are now, however, at an inflection point for a much bolder transformation of education powered by technology. This revolutionary opportunity for change is driven by the continuing push of emerging technology and the pull of the critical national need to radically improve our education system. - The National Educational Technology Plan

Once you have set your goals, the plan should describe the specific action steps that your district will take in order to meet each of your goals. These steps should be measureable and actionable and lead to meeting the goals you set in your plan. Measurable indicators and a specific timeline to acheive each goal should be included in your plan.

For each of your technology goals, develop a series of steps, or actions, that your school or district will take in order to achieve the goal. The action steps are the specific pathways to acheiving your goals. Although the goal represents a specific outcome, the pathways that are taken in order to achieve you outcome may vary. Consider the pathway to your goal that best fits your schools or district. Then, outline the series of steps you need to accomplish in order to reach your goal through that pathway. Also develop a timeline for achieving the goal through these actions.

Considerations for Planning Actions

As you develop action steps to accomplish your goal, you will have to consider and answer specific details that fully define the actions your goal requires in order to be met. Those details are addressed by answering these questions:

  • What will be done?
  • How much, or to what extent, these actions will occur?
  • Who will carry out these actions?
  • When these actions will take place, and for how long?
  • What resources (such as money and staff) are needed to carry out the proposed actions?

One of the largest problems of creating technology plans is that the plan is not implemented. Creating achievable and measureable goals will make devleoping your action steps easier, but will not make the pathway to achievment, or the action steps needed, very obvious. Not having specific actions that are identifyable and easy to accomplish may leave confusion over what to do. As a result, nothing may get done. Make your actions obvious, easy to accomplish, with a reasonable timeline for achievement. There is nothing like completing a task to move a project ahead and send a positive message to your school community.


Creating Objectives (Community Toolbox Strategic Planning Guide)

Identifying Action Steps (Community Toolbox Strategic Planning Guide)

Community Toolbox Strategic Planning Guide

Basics of Action Planning (Free Management Library)

Putting your Goals into Action (ReachOut.com)

Turning Goals into Actions (Texas A & M Extension)

Converting Goals into Measurable and Observable Improvement Outcomes (Coaching for Capacity Building)

Translating Strategic Goals into Actionable INitatives (Bridgespan Group)


technology planning resources for new hampshire educators
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Resources Available from US DoE

US DOE Office of Educational Technology

National Educational Technology Plan

Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning

E-Rate Program - Federal Communications Commission

E-Rate for Schools and Libraries - USAC

Ed Tech Developer's Guide


Resources from SETDA

State Educational Directors Association Resources

Guide to Technology Requirements

Guide to Implementing Digital Learning

State Education Policy Center

Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments

Additional Resources

APP-a-pedia The encyclopedia of educational mobile apps, smart tools, and other gadgets.

iNACOL The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) catalyzes the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences.

ISTE The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) serves educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world.





Resources Available on NHEON

NH Esri GIS State Consortium

SketchUp Pro State Licensing

Speak Up Survey

Professional Development

Office of Educational Technology

Internet Safety and Digital Citienship

National Collaborative for Digital Equity

Digital Learning Day

NH Digital Resources Consortium

ET News

Online Learning in NH

ISTE Standards

OPEN NH Courses to Improve Technology Integration

Future Ready Schools New Hampshire

#GoOpen New Hampshire

New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative





Resources Available from NH DoE

Minimum Standards for School Approval

NH College and Career Ready Standards

NH DOE Office of Educational Technology

ICT Literacy Toolkit

NH E-Rate Program Information

NH Vision 2.0

The New Hampshire Network




Last updated July 31, 2017

The ICT Literacy Toolkit is supported by the Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education.