The big news at NECC this year is that a National Educational Technology Plan is being developed by the U.S. Department of Education with support from the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International, a nonprofit research organization (spearheaded by Linda Roberts, past Director of Technology for the USDoE).
The ISTE Leadership Symposium was attended by over 300 leading administrators, teachers, technology coordinators, policymakers, and researchers in our field. Together they contributed to the beginning content of this plan. Also, targeted forums were being held during NECC for smaller groups of educators. Now is your chance to contribute and to help guide the new Educational Technology Plan. Your input is being solicited, but the deadline is July 12. 2009.
Here are directions for how to participate in the shaping of the next national educational technology plan.
Please follow these steps:
* go to https://edtechfuture.org
Click on Register to create an account. You will receive a confirmation email. Click on the link in the email to continue.
* Log in with your username and password.
Click on Participate > NECC Brainstorming. There are 5 areas you can review. Once you are in one of the areas click on the comment link to review comments or leave a comment.