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It's Time to Develop a Districtwide Technology Strategic Plan

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Tuesday, December 1, 2:00–2:45 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Presentation 1 of 2
Other presentations:
The Modern Tech Team: Every Member as Tech Support, Coach, IT, Infrastructure

Dr. Jennifer Burks  
Lana Nguyen  
Ken Wall  

District leaders will learn how to create a three-year technology strategic plan that includes stakeholder input in a way that is collaborative and supportive of many viewpoints. The strategic plan includes the future-ready framework that will provide interactions, collaboration and a future focus.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Chrome browser
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
Visionary Planner
  • Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.
  • Engage education stakeholders in developing and adopting a shared vision for using technology to improve student success, informed by the learning sciences.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The Future Ready Framework helps to support the development of a Districtwide Strategic Plan. The process is interactive, engaging, and collaborative and includes a variety of stakeholders including: certificated and classified staff, administrators, parents, teachers, and community/business partners. Staff met over a period of 5 months to create a comprehensive 3-year strategic plan that focuses on vision, goals, and implementation over the next few years. A Google site was created to provided transparency and community input meetings were held to ensure input was gathered from all staff or community member. If your district is looking to develop a strategic plan, this session is for you.


1. Introductions
2. Sharing out the process for beginning a districtwide strategic plan and a transparent Google site.
3. Explaining the future-ready framework and how the seven recommended gears encompass the necessary components in an effective strategic plan.
4. The group will participate in a brief interaction of the 7 gears as well as a question/answer throughout the presentation.
5. Sample of the Poway USD Strategic Plan
6. Questions

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Dr. Jennifer Burks, Poway Unified School District

Dr. Jennifer Burks is the Associate Superintendent of Technology & Innovation in the Poway School District, recently named San Diego’s Exemplary District. She has a passion for utilizing technology as a transformative tool and a willingness to disrupt outmoded thinking to develop new opportunities of learning. Dr. Burks was an integral part of opening Orange County’s first Computer Science Magnet School. She is recognized for her consistent and stellar record as an educational leader and won the Golden Bell for an innovative research-based embedded coaching model. She believes that together we can usher a new era to transform education for today’s modern learner.

Lana Nguyen, Poway Unified School District
Ken Wall, Poway Unified School District

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