Technology planning is an important part of ensuring that schools and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) maximize the impact that technology can have on the learning process. This planning is most effective when it is integrated with the other planning processes in an LEA. In Arizona, using the Arizona LEA Tracker, or ALEAT, Continuous Improvement Plan (CIP) for the technology planning process helps to promote this integrated planning approach and align the purchase, training on, and use of technology with an LEA’s core learning goals. The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) Educational Technology team provides guidance and resources to assist LEAs in creation of a technology plan and serves as the state technology plan approver for LEAs.
The 2009 – 2013 Arizona Long Range Technology Plan can also provide guidance and recommendations for LEAs as they develop their plans.
Below you will find recent ADE guidance and notices about technology planning and resources to aid the technology planning process.
Approved Tech Plan Spreadsheet
To check to see when your Technology Plan is due for revision, click here for the Tech Plan Approval spreadsheet.
Below are a few of the resources have been created to assist LEAs in the technology planning process:
- Tech Plan Process Flowchart (revised 1/2013): Includes a graphical representation of the steps a typical LEA would complete during the technology planning process.
- Technology Planning FAQs: A list of common questions and answers that LEAs have about technology planning.
- Needs Assessment Template: A framework for reviewing an LEA’s technology needs in preparation for developing goals, strategies, and action steps for the use of technology within an LEA.
- Technology Plan Toolkit: Additional resources, including ALEAT help, and templates to support the creation of the LEA Technology Plan.
If you have any questions about the technology planning process, please contact Krystal Nesbitt at (602) 542-7884.