Educational Design and Technology

Educational Design and Technology

February 23rd is Digital Learning Day!

One day. Thousands of possibilities! Join educators and students from New York State to celebrate Digital Learning Day 2017 on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Across the country, classrooms, schools, libraries, districts, and states will highlight great teaching and demonstrate how technology can improve student outcomes.

If you're planning to participate, add your event to the interactive map. Interested, but not sure what to do? Visit the Digital Learning Day interactive lesson plans page for ideas and inspiration.

Technology Literacy Survey Now Open

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 March 24, 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: February 17, 2017