Strategies to Make the Vision a Reality
- Access to current technology
- Access to high-speed internet
- Seamless information and data systems
- Support for educators to integrate technology
- The role of technology in educational transformation
Time, talent and technology-enabled learning environments all inform instruction, but are secondary to it. They are important elements, but they shouldn’t drive learning and instructional decisions. Instead, time, talent, and technology are flexible and dynamic tools to help educators create learning environments that lead to desired student outcomes. Technology should not lead the change, but it should enable teachers to personalize instruction or help a school realize its mission.
Some districts have adopted Blended Learning and some are using the Flipped Classroom model. Also, because the state assessment is administered online, there has been a strong effort to improve access to computers and making sure students are accustomed to using computers. Almost every school in Connecticut has high-speed internet access. To assure equity of access beyond schools, students use libraries and other community facilities, wireless access in stores and restaurants. Efforts to expand high-speed, affordable access help ensure equitable access for all.