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Ed 306 Minimum Standards for Public School Approval

  • Ed 306.15 Provision of Staff and Staff Qualifications
  • Ed 306.16 Professional Development
  • 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 306.311 Arts Education Program
  • Ed 306.33 Business Education Program
  • Ed 306.34 Career and Technical Education Program
  • Ed 306.35 Career Education Program
  • Ed 306.371 English Language Arts and Reading Program
  • Ed 306.38 Family and Consumer Science Education Program
  • Ed 306.401 Health Education Program
  • Ed 306.411 Physical Education Program
  • Ed 306.421 Information and Communication Technologies Program
  • Ed 306.431 Mathematics Program
  • Ed 306.451 Science Education Program
  • Ed 306.461 Social Studies Program
  • Ed 306.471 Technology/Pre-engineering Education Program
  • Ed 306.481 World Languages Program



Planning Professional Development

Engaging and Inspiring Learning Powered by Technology

Professional educators are a critical component of transforming our education systems, and therefore strengthening and elevating the teaching profession is as important as effective teaching and accountability. All are necessary if we are to attract and retain the most effective educators and achieve the learning outcomes we seek. Just as leveraging technology can help us improve learning and assessment, it also can help us shift to a model of connected teaching. - The National Educational Technology Plan

Your plan should detail specific professional development that your educators need in order to be able to meet the goals of your plan. The plan should include the professional development opportunities and a schedule for when the professional development will be provided. Develop specific goals for your educators and describe how you your committee will assess the achievement of these goals, including training models, and possible sources of training. Training should be provided for administrators, educators, and support staff. The connection between technology training/support and your Master Professional Development Plan should be clear.

Considerations for Professional Development

Professional development is a critical componement to the success of any plan to implement new technologies or increase the use of current technologies. Devices or digital tools will not be used, or used effectgively, when educators do not know how to use them. Yet, this is often the most overlooked and underplanned part of district technology plans.

Your goals for use should include the training and support teachers will need to meet these goals. Clear strategies for specific professional development activities should be outlined in the plan, along with specific timelines for completion. Professional development training and support should correlate with the actions and digital tools and devices that will be used to meet your goals. It cannot be left to chance, or held off until the final year of the plan.

Staff development activities should have clear references to your professional development needs and self-evaluation tools. Explain how professional development relates to the goals of your plan and the teaching and learning in the district. Identify workshop and research topics including any expected funding sources, either through grants, or your local budget. Include a list of specific training and technical assistance resources your district intends to utilize. These may include offerings from educational institutions as well as local staff development workshops and local continuing education programs.


Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference

OPEN NH (NH e-Learning for Educators)

New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education (NHSTE)

New Hampshire School Library Media Association (NHSLMA)

New Hampshire State Library

Local Education Support Center Network

University System of New Hampshire

Community College System of New Hampshire

International Society for Technology in Education Standards

ISTE Standards for Teachers (ISTE)

Partnership for 21st Century Skills

Project New Media Literacies

Media Literacy Project

8 Top Tips for Highly Effective PD (Edutopia)

Professional Development in the 21st Century Nine Structures for Coaching and Mentoring (Intercultural Development Research Association)



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.