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Office of Digital Learning

District Readiness

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Beyond PARCC: The Next Generation Classroom Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
ESE is working to define a new standard for Commonwealth schools. The new standard, described in this paper, will help ensure that all students and educators benefit from a learning environment that provides adequate access to high quality 21st century learning resources. ESE is looking for feedback from educators, parents, and community members. Comments should be sent to odl@doe.mass.edu.

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National Education Technology Plan View External Link
This plan calls for applying the advanced technologies used in our daily personal and professional lives to our entire education system to improve student learning, accelerate and scale up the adoption of effective practices, and use data and information for continuous improvement. The plan presents goals, recommendations, and examples from schools across the nation.

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Annual Reports - Digital Learning in Massachusetts
These annual reports on the state of educational technology in Massachusetts are based on data submitted by local school districts.

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Local Technology Plan Guidelines for School Years 2010-2015 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document
These guidelines incorporate suggestions from the Educational Technology Advisory Council (ETAC), as well as from interested educators across the Commonwealth.

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Future Ready Schools: Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning View External Link
Published by the U.S. Department of Education, this guide provides practical, actionable information intended to help district leaders (superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders) navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. It presents a variety of options for district leaders to consider when making technology infrastructure decisions, recognizing that circumstances and context vary greatly from district to district.

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Online Professional Learning Checklist Download PDF Document
The U.S. Department Education's Office of Educational Technology offers a research-based set of questions to help educators evaluate the quality of online professional development opportunities, including webinars, Twitter chats, online conferences, MOOCs, e-courses, and online communities of practice.

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Technology Self- Assessment Tool (TSAT)
TSAT allows teachers to determine their own levels of technology proficiency and professional development needs. TSAT also allows schools and districts to access aggregated data from their teachers in order to better focus their professional development efforts.



Last Updated: December 22, 2015
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