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2014 South Carolina Educational Technology Plan “Have a VOICE in technology”. Why We Are Doing This?. To ensure that our schools are using the best technologies available To build and provide educators with a guideline for the use of best practices

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2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

2014 South Carolina Educational Technology Plan

“Have a VOICE in technology”


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

Why We Are Doing This?

  • To ensure that our schools are using the best technologies available

  • To build and provide educators with a guideline for the use of best practices

  • To be able to support, measure, and improve the use of technology in our state


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

What Will We Focus On?

  • Interview key personnel to determine how they interact with technology

    • Teachers

    • Administrators

    • Students

    • Higher Education

    • Local Businesses

  • Examine how technology is currently utilized

    • What is being used?

    • Who is using it? How and Why?

    • Is it still relevant?

    • Is it cost effective?

    • Is there standardization or redundancy?


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

What Will We Focus On? (continued)

  • Evaluate the latest technology products and services available on the market

    • How could we leverage it?

    • Would it make sense, and if so, why?

    • Is it cost effective and sustainable?

    • Who else is either already using this technology or plans to, soon?


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

Outline Of Our Approach

  • Identify core team

  • Review past evaluations and discuss lessons learned

  • Define roles, responsibilities and expectations

  • Finalize scope and schedule

  • Schedule interviews and meetings

  • Conduct product evaluations and benchmarking activities

  • Write Draft Report

  • Review with team and incorporate feedback and changes

  • Finalize report and present to team


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

  • Regular participation on conference calls to share ideas

  • Honesty (we want to know what you truly think)

  • An estimated 20 minutes a day of your time for the next 2.5 months

    • We will schedule calls and meetings to be as convenient as possible

    • We will set aside times to work directly with you to keep you updated and in the loop in the event that you miss a live meeting

  • A commitment to complete the assigned tasks on time

What Do We Need From You?


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

The Benefits of Participation

  • To Your District

  • Provide your feedback on what tools and services would be most useful to your district, in addition to those that you already have

  • Ensure that your district’s vision, goals and objectives for instructional technology are clearly supported by the statewide technology plan

  • Have a stake in what is communicated to Policymakers

  • Bring state level attention to local level challenges

  • Provide constructive criticism related to current technologies and business processes


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

Benefits of Participation (continued)

  • To Your Schools

  • Help to define and describe what services, resources, and tools will be provided to help each school to implement their own specific instructional goals

  • Identify what your peers are doing and how you can collaborate with them

  • Ensure that the goals and objectives that are important to your school are reflected in and supported by the three year technology plan

  • Have an opportunity to give valuable feedback as to the role that technology will play in the education of your student’s, both in and outside of their classes

  • Participate in the rollout of new technology and the refining of policies and processes


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

Benefits of Participation (continued)

  • To Your Students

  • Ensure that our students have access to the tools that they will need to succeed in life

  • Enable successful individualized pathways of instruction for all students

  • Provide all students with equal access to technology regardless of their location or choice of school


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

Overview of Schedule


Who do we need

Who do We Need?


Are you in

Are you in?

Can we count on you?


2014 south carolina educational technology plan have a voice in technology

Next Steps

The first meeting of the ETP team will be held on October 18th at 10:00 am.

Please plan to join us.

Have a voice in the SC State Technology Plan!


For more information please contact

For more information please contact

Wendy Spivey

  • Title: Total Quality Management Officer

  • Phone: (803) 734-1434

  • Email: [email protected]


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