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Evaluating the National Educational Technology Plan: An Overview

The plan helps inform a lot of the current trends in education reform and edtech, arguing that transformation in educational technology can directly contribute to closing the achievement gap.
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A busy week has led to a light week of posts at the Schoenblog. Over the past few days, I’ve attended and presented at EdCampNJ and at NYSCATE, the New York State Computers and Technology Education association annual conference. I learned a lot, had a blast presenting, and was able to connect with and listen to some amazing presenters. I need some time to process it all, including presenting on Google Expeditions with Jonathan Rochelle and listening to keynotes from Jaime Casap and David Pogue. It all made me think and reflect in new ways, and I’m exciting to share it all. 

I’m currently in the first year of an EdD program for educational leadership. In my policy class, I am learning everything I can about educational technology public policy. This led me to the 2010 National Educational Technology Plan, Transforming American Education Learning Powered by Technology. The plan is really interesting and helps inform a lot of the current trends in education reform and edtech, arguing that transformation in educational technology can directly contribute to closing the achievement gap.

My final in this class is a 20-page policy analysis, which I’m currently revising. If you read The Schoenblog, you likely are interested in technology and education reform, so I’m sharing my presentation and evaluation of the policy’s quality below. This is just a snapshot, and a work in progress, but it may be of interest. I didn’t even know we had a national policy, and found it to be really powerful in its ideas and potential impact.

cross posted at www.aschoenbart.com

Adam Schoenbart is a high school English teacher, Google Education Trainer, and EdD candidate in Educational Leadership. He teaches grades 10-12 in a 1:1 Chromebook classroom at Ossining High School in Westchester County, NY and received the 2014 LHRIC Teacher Pioneer Award for innovative uses of technology that change teaching and learning. Read more at The SchoenBlog and connect on Twitter @MrSchoenbart.

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