June 12, 2009

SURVEY: State Ed wants your input on educational technology

Source: NYSUT Research and Educational Services

The State Education Department is moving forward on the development of a Statewide Educational Technology Plan and is seeking input from the field through a variety of activities during the summer. Among the feedback opportunities:

  • Teachers, school related professions, and other interested stakeholders can complete an online survey through July 31st;
  • Students can complete an online survey that is specific to their needs through June 30th;
  • Regional forums will be held across the state during the summer and fall; and
  • Create your own discussion group on the draft plan and respond through an online comment form by September.

Access the draft plan now at www.emsc.nysed.gov/edtech.

NYSUT encourages your participation in this important activity. See the following State Education Department document for more information.

Public Engagement on the USNY Statewide Educational Technology Plan

Summer 2009

The Board of Regents and the State Education Department seek your input in creating the USNY* Statewide Educational Technology Plan. Your involvement in reviewing the plan and recommending actions to achieve the goals is essential.

This plan will harness the collective strength of all New Yorkers to transform learning and teaching statewide. The plan begins with a mission and vision, a set of goals, and actions to help all New Yorkers achieve the goals.

Access the draft plan now at www.emsc.nysed.gov/edtech.

There are several ways to get involved this summer!

Complete the educational technology survey

Share your reactions to the proposed vision and goals of the USNY Statewide Educational Technology Plan, and your best ideas for using technology to transform learning and teaching and to increase the achievement of all learners in New York State. Available now through July 31, 2009.

Share the link to the student technology survey

For students at all levels and stages of learning: What kinds of technology do you use both in and out of school? What kinds of technology do you want to use, and how? Available now through June 30, 2009.

Attend a regional community forum

The State Education Department will hold meetings across the state to ask for advice and action recommendations from the field. These meetings will be open to all New Yorkers. Forums will be scheduled during the summer and fall of 2009. To learn more about these forums and how to participate, please contact edtech@mail.nysed.gov.

Host a discussion group

Share the draft USNY Statewide Educational Technology Plan with your own group of colleagues or community members. You can pose and respond to discussion questions about the technology plan through an online comment form to be posted in June on the State Education Department web site. Build your community's awareness and involvement in creating the technology plan. The online comment form will be available until September 2009.

Please share this information with your colleagues, networks, organizations – anyone who can provide input on learning and teaching statewide. Continue visiting our web site for updates and more ways to get involved.

Thank you.

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