Implementation of the Technology Plan

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Much of America’s educational system is in trouble; often suffering from a lack of direction and haphazardly incorporating solutions to little understood problems. One method of bringing America’s educational system up to standards is through the incorporation of a technology plan that will propel current school systems through the twenty-first century and beyond. This is no easy task, but can be done by creating a plan that is capable of self-evolution. This chapter provides an overview of the tools necessary for the creation of such a plan, beginning with the technology plan itself. The overview then continues through changes and prevention in respect to a plan’s failure, and the steps of a technology plan’s implementation. This includes conducting technology planning meetings, establishing professional development, designing paths for and tracking of the technology plan’s progress, and implementing effective budgetary strategies.