I am pleased to announce that Digital Promise is partnering with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology to develop and share the 2020 National Educational Technology Plan. We are excited about the opportunity to engage with stakeholders across the country to find and include innovative practices and research that will influence how technology can and should support teaching and learning.
The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The 2020 NETP will incorporate new developments in education technology and share a vision for how the U.S. can continue to use technology for improving equity and opportunity for all students. It will also address infrastructure needs in order for the vision to be a reality.
As part of the NETP development process, the Department and Digital Promise will also create a series of publications on key topics, starting with how to support personalized professional learning for teachers by leveraging existing and emerging technologies.
Given the broad scope of the NETP, the Department and Digital Promise will draw upon the ideas, input, hopes, and expertise of stakeholders across the country. In the coming months, we look forward to holding outreach and engagement events, including at larger conferences. We will also announce ways to share your examples, stories and ideas virtually.
At Digital Promise, we believe that when all learners have equitable access to learning technology, when everyone participates, and when everyone learns, we all benefit from a more engaged, informed and just society. Our goal is that our work to support the development of the 2020 NETP will reflect the innovation and collective wisdom of our nation’s educators, researchers, developers, and students in shaping the future of education and technology both here and around the world.
If you would like to contribute to the development of the 2020 NETP, please share your input at tech.ed.gov/netp.
If you have specific questions or feedback, please contact:
Kasey Van Ostrand
NETP Project Director
Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education