ePlan

TEA provides an online system—the ePlan system—that enables public school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to develop technology plans and submit them for peer review within the online system. The ePlan system also serves as an archive in which districts may maintain documentation of past and current technology plans.

Overview

Technology plans allow districts to document progress in implementing the recommendations listed in the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020 (PDF) and measure their use of educational technology to meet district goals. Technology plans may also allow districts to maintain eligibility for various state and federal programs and serve as a valuable reference tool when evaluating current technology; identifying areas of need; determining goals, objectives, and strategies to meet those needs; and allocating funds to meet goals and objectives.  

A list of technology plan components (PDF) and information to include within each component are provided as a resource to use while developing a district technology plan. Technology plan components are as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Needs Assessment
  • Goals, Objectives, and Strategies
  • Budget
  • Evaluation
  • Appendix (optional)

    Review of Technology Plans

    Submitted plans undergo online reviews in collaboration with the 20 regional education service centers (ESCs). During the peer review process, ESC and/or district staff provide feedback and, in some cases, requests for revisions. Once a review is complete, TEA receives a notification and sends a certificate of completion to the submitting district.