• Educational Technology Task Force

    Senate Concurrent Resolution 22

    In May 2015, Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 22 established a Task Force on educational technology in Delaware to ensure that all Delaware students have access to modern and effective educational technologies that enhance learning and promote college and career readiness. [ Full Legislation ]

    Task Force Members
    Task Force members at an August 10, 2015 meeting.

    FINAL REPORT


    Report of findings and recommendations regarding state Educational Technology in Delaware public schools. Developed by the Delaware Task Force on State Educational Technology, as outlined in Senate Concurrent Resolution 22.

    MEETINGS


    All meetings are held at 4:30pm at the Delaware Department of Education, Townsend Building, Cabinet Room, 401 Federal Street, Dover, DE  19901. [ Get Directions ]
    Thursday, July 9, 2015 
    Monday, August 10, 2015   
    • Agenda [ pdf ]
    • Proposed Future Meeting Dates [ pdf ]  
    • Audio (mp3) [ Section 1 Section 2 ]
    • Minutes [ pdf
      • Assistive Technology Subcommittee [ pdf ]
      • Infrastructure and Governance [ pdf ]
      • Teaching and Learning [ pdf ]
    Monday, September 14, 2015   
    Thursday, October 8, 2015 
    Monday, November 9, 2015 

    Please Note: The Thursday, December 10, 2015 meeting has been canceled.

    Monday, January 11, 2016

    Please Note: The Thursday, February 11, 2016 meeting has been canceled.

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    • Agenda [ pdf ]
    • Audio (mp3) [ Section 1 Section 2 ]
    • Minutes [ pdf ]
      • Assistive Technology Subcommittee   (No Notes Taken. Worked on Google.doc live.)
      • Infrastructure and Governance   (No Notes Taken. Worked on Google.doc live.)
      • Teaching and Learning    (No Notes Taken. Worked on Google.doc live.)
    Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    RESOURCES


    Committee members have been encouraged to review the following resources:

    Reports

    Born in Another Time: Ensuring Educational Technology Meets the Needs of Students Today - and Tomorrow
    This report from NASBE’s Study Group on the Role of Technology in Schools and Communities focuses on three major areas of concern around schools and technology: 1) addressing the voice and needs of  today’s students; 2) ensuring educators can use technology in meeting the needs of today’s students; and 3) educational technology infrastructure—preparing for the technology of the future. The Study Group’s recommendations for state policymakers are included.

    Delaware Educational Technology Plans  (Archive)
    Previous Delaware Educational Technology Plans from FY1997 to FY2005.

    Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology  
    (2010 National Education Technology Plan)

    The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) recognizes that technology is at the core of virtually every aspect of our daily lives and work, and we must leverage it to provide engaging and powerful learning experiences and content, as well as resources and assessments that measure student achievement in more complete, authentic, and meaningful ways. The NETP presents a model of learning powered by technology, with goals and recommendations in five essential areas: learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity. The plan also identifies far-reaching “grand challenge” R&D problems that should be funded and coordinated at a national level.  

    Websites

    COMMITTEE


    Delaware SCR 22 requires specific committee members, as determined by the Delaware House and Senate. Committee members and the legislative designation they represent are listed below:

    Members

    Chair
    Michael Watson - Chief Academic Officer/Associate Secretary of Education, Delaware Department of Education

    Business and/or Technology Expertise
    Dr. Michele Brewer - Assistant Professor, Technology Chair, Wilmington University

    Charter School Network
    Patrick Liberato - Technology Coordinator, Charter School of Wilmington

    Controller General
    Kimberly Reinagel-Nietubicz - Chief of Fiscal and Policy Analysis

    Delaware Association of State Administrators
    Dr. Ted Ammann – Assist. Superintendent, Red Clay Consolidated School District

    Delaware Chiefs Association
    Dr. Dusty Blakey - Superintendent - Colonial School District
    Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald - Superintendent - Caesar Rodney School District
    Robert Fulton - Superintendent - Cape Henlopen School District
    Steven Mancini - Supervisor, Inform. & Inst. Technology, New Castle County Vo-Tech

    Delaware State Education Association
    Ms. Patricia Dallas – Teacher, Red Clay Consolidated School District
    Megan Szabo - Delaware's 2015 Teacher of the Year, Caesar Rodney School District

    Department of Technology and Information (DTI)
    Colleen Gause – Telecommunications, Delaware Department of Technology and Information

    Digital Learning Cadre
    Michael League - Instructional Technology Coach, Indian River School District

    Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens
    Dr. Beth Mineo - Director, Center for Disabilities Studies, University of Delaware

    House Education Committee
    Rep. Tim Dukes - House Education Committee

    Special Education Officer of the Department of Education
    Matthew Korobkin - Special Education Officer, Delaware Department of Education

    Office of Management and Budget
    Elizabeth Lewis - Associate Fiscal & Policy Analyst, Office of Management and Budget

    Senate Education Committee
    Sen. Bryan Townsend - Senate Education Committee

    State Board of Education
    Randy Reynolds - Information Technology Supervisor, Cape Henlopen School District

    Support Resources

    Pat Bush - Delaware Department of Education

    Wayne Hartschuh - Delaware Department of Education

    Pam Reed - Delaware Department of Education