Educational Design and Technology

Educational Design and Technology

Membership opportunity: Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC)

NYSED’s Office of Educational Design and Technology is forming a volunteer advisory group, the Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC).

The committee will meet monthly in Albany for approximately 1 hour each month, in the late afternoon.  A teleconference option will be available for those members who live at a distance.

Our goal is to obtain feedback and advice from the educational community regarding such matters as:

  • Technology Planning
  • BYOD and 1:1 initiatives
  • Computer-based Testing
  • Technology-related funding sources
  • Professional Development
  • Online and Blended learning
  • The role of School Librarians in educational technology
  • Technology Literacy Standards
  • Educational technology-related statewide policy

The membership application process has concluded. Applicants will be notified of their membership status in the near future.

Technology Literacy Survey Reopened

NYSED has released a brief survey to gather information from the field around the issue of student and teacher technology literacy. Please help us to understand how we can support your needs on this topic by responding to this brief survey by May 26, 2017 and sharing the link with colleagues, teachers, and others interested in technology literacy. 

The survey can be found at: NYSED Technology Literacy Survey

Changes to Submission, Certification, and Approval Process for District Instructional Technology Plans

The following changes have been made to the Instructional Technology Plan process: In 2017, districts will not be required to provide an update, but may do so if they wish, such as to ensure alignment with Smart Schools Investment Plans. In 2018, a new three-year plan will be required, and annual updates for years 2 and 3 will be optional. 

More information can be found on the Technology Planning page.

Information on Computer-Based Testing (CBT)

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Educational Design and Technology guides the effective integration of technology to transform learning environments statewide. It harnesses information, communication, and professional networks to support innovations that maximize school and learner success.

Last Updated: May 24, 2017