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    District Technology Plan 2019-23
    Posted on 04/24/2019

    District Technology Plan 2019-23

    The Department of Technology Services (DoTS) Technology Plan 2019-23 is the five-year plan developed by DoTS and the district leadership and is aligned to the district’s strategic plan. It was developed in partnership with the Information Technology Advisory Committee (ITAC) and with multiple stakeholder groups over the last several years.

    This document serves as the future planning for Information Technology (IT) projects that are funded by capital levy funds and will guide district staff. This plan includes planning for the Buildings, Technology and Athletics IV (BTA IV) capital levy, which passed in February 2016, as well as the Building Excellence V (BEX V) capital levy, which voters approved in February 2019, and is guided by the 2019-24 Strategic Plan and the tenets of the Racial Equity and Community Engagement toolkits.

    Support of student learning drives the technology investments that will be made, and each project falls into one of three major categories: student learning and supports, district systems and data, and infrastructure and security. The research outlined in “Principles of Effective Digital Learning” developed in 2018 and published in the August 2018 and the State of Washington “K-12 Educational Technology Learning Standards” published by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provide the basis for these principles.

    This plan addresses the importance of equitable access to technology for students from all backgrounds and parts of the city and providing a comprehensive plan of professional learning to educators to fully utilize any new tools and resources. Read the full Department of Technology Services Technology Plan 2019-23.

    You’re invited to learn more and provide feedback on the implementation of the Technology Plan to support teaching and learning and the Proposed Board Policy on the student use of personal electronic devices in schools.

    Technology Focus Group: April 25, 6-8 p.m., Mercer International Middle School Library Childcare will be available. Jointly sponsored by the Seattle Council PTSA, Seattle Public Schools Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Department and the Department of Technology Services.