A systematic plan with a shared vision for school
effectiveness and student learning through the infusion of information and
communication technology (ICT) and digital learning resources
What is it?
Implementation planning lays the foundation for technology
deployment throughout the system. It guides the manifestation of your shared
vision by answering the questions: How will technology be adopted? How will the
program be rolled out? How will technology use align with the organization’s
overall vision and mission?
An effective implementation plan addresses every aspect of
the program, from infrastructure to professional development, and includes an
ongoing process for measuring the program’s effectiveness and making necessary
Why is it important?
The implementation plan provides a detailed roadmap for
reaching critical milestones within the initiative. With it, the shared vision
becomes concrete. Without it, the ability to maximize available resources and
meet learning goals decreases.
The implementation planning process provides a critical
opportunity for schools and districts to evaluate their long-term and short-term
objectives for technology and standards integration. It is important to not
mistake infrastructure decisions for implementation planning, which may cause
the systemwide transition to fall short of student engagement and achievement
What does it look like?
An implementation plan should be explicit in its description
of how technology will be deployed to meet educational goals. It should
- Short-term and long-term goals
- A detailed
roadmap for how these goals will be accomplished
- Important milestones
- Division of responsibilities and resources, including
human, financial and time