Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology

State Educational Technology Plan

The initiatives the Commission has undertaken stem from its five-year State Educational Technology Goals and Plan. They reflect research-based best practices, national and international standards, and the expert guidance of thought leaders from across our state who represent a diversity of constituents. The document includes both broad, long-term goals as well as detailed initiatives already underway. The Commission’s work over time will continue to align with and support the shared goals of our stakeholders while producing deliverables with measurable results in such forms as increased engagement, expanded access to resources, and greater efficiencies.

Data and Privacy
 Data and Privacy Privacy Compliance
Support statutory compliance, innovation, and cost savings through a statewide educational software registry and online community.
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 Privacy Best Practices
Identify and promote a framework among schools and libraries for protecting the data, information, and records of learners.
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 Digital Learning
 Digital Learning Open Education Resources
Provide training and a repository of free, high-quality digital learning resources that make learning more affordable for schools and students.
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Technology Standards for Students, Teachers, and Leaders
Adopt, promote, and integrate standards into existing frameworks to support the use of technology in teaching and learning.
>>Learn More: Digital Learning Competency Standards
Education Innovation
Recommend opportunities to scale innovative teaching and learning with a focus on speed, quality, efficiency, and sustainability.
>>Learn More: Personalized Learning


 Infrastructure E-rate Maximization
Study and recommend ways to leverage federal funding to support connected schools and libraries.
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Digital Equity
Work to close the “homework gap” by providing communities with tools and guidelines to connect all learners outside of school.
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Educational Technology Best Practices
Curate and publish research-based standards and frameworks to assist and guide technology professionals in education.