I asked to borrow this image to give us ideas about a simple digital learning goals from a small, rural district in CO for our District Tech Plan.
Here is another one from a small, rural district in WI:
Most Important Goals:
Ensure that we are utilizing existing technologies to their fullest potential.
Integrating technology effectively into teaching and learning.
Creating students who are 21st Century ready.
Maintaining and expanding the district's infrastructure.
Tight budgets/having to share equipment throughout schools/district
Adequate professional development, in-service and training for educators.
Finding time in busy schedules and curriculum to fully integrating technology into all content areas
Complete support and "buy-in" among all administrators and staff members.
Here's another one from another small, rural school in CO:
What are the most important goals for updating teaching and learning in your classroom, school, district or organization?
Integration of technology into curriculum with a meaningful purpose
Internet safety and appropriate use education in curriculum
Elementary access to electronic devices
What are the biggest challenges you and your colleagues must address to achieve these goals?
- this is our largest factor. We currently very limited by the amount
of bandwidth (6 MB ) we have available. We also pay an exorbitant price
of $200/MB. We cannot add any more devices or curriculum until we have
the bandwidth too support it.
- We have a 5/7 time technology coordinator. We continue to add
devices and technology needs but we do not increase the time for our
- We made a great deal of progress this past summer with the additional
of wifi access throughout the entire school. As we continue to see
more devices including byod, we will need to build upon our
Development - With limited staff, time and money, we need to provide
more professional development to our staff to help them integrate
technology into their curriculum.