Long Range Plan For Technology
What is the LRPT?
The Long Range Plan for Technology identifies 6 strategic technology goals for education and guides local education agencies (LEAs) as they develop individual technology plans.
Purpose & Use
The Long-Range Plan for Technology (LRPT), and its accompanying web-based Resource Center, are intended to support a wide range of campus-based and district-wide professionals.
The LRPT and web-based Resource Center is intended to be used by LEA Administrators as a toolkit to help ensure that each district has the guidance and informational resources it needs to develop long range technology plans that meet their unique needs.
The LRPT provides teachers and educators with guidance and training tools on how to support the ever-changing role that technology can play in the classroom and in learning.
It is up to the LEA Technology Leaders to be at the forefront, often leading the district’s work on managing data, reliable and safe infrastructure, and cybersecurity.
Curriculum & Instructional Technology Leaders
Curriculum and Instructional Technology Leaders are the guides within the LEA that teachers, students, and staff look to for daily implementation support, interpretation of program data, and leadership in digital citizenship.
"Technology can be used inside and outside the classroom to improve education and help meet the strategic goals of education statewide."
Strategic Technology Goals
The LRPT Advisory Committee has developed six strategic goals and 18 focus areas that they believe represent the technology trends and priorities in education. Each LEA should carefully consider how the six strategic goals outlined in this plan align with their own objectives and should strive to achieve positive progress in each focus area.
Flexible, Empowered Learning
Adaptive & individualized learning based on student needs & abilities.
Fair & equal opportunities for all students to take full advantage of their education.
Responsible, safe, respectful, & legal use of technology.
Environment free of physical, emotional, & digital harm or risk.
Consensus-oriented decision making by multiple stakeholders to achieve shared goals.
Available, trusted technology components to support organizational goals.
"An effective education system is key to equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and integrity to contribute to our state in positive ways. Technology is a driving force for transforming education as we know it, creating stronger, better-educated students, and ultimately building a stronger Texas."
Training & Support
There are 2 options for training and several opportunities to receive support as you take on your LRPT development project.
- Developed for general audience (ESC, LEA, or School).
- General Overview of LRPT with break-out sessions to discuss specific Strategic Goals.
- Customized and presented at the ESC, LEA, or School level.
- Catered to the needs of specific entity.
- An interactive workspace for school personnel to interact with one another: sharing ideas, asking questions, and offering exemplars.
- Scheduled office hours to answer questions regarding the use of the resources page.
1-1 Virtual Sessions
- Virtual meetings can be scheduled for 1:1 support consultations regarding the use of the Resource page and specific questions limited to clarification of the Strategic Goals.
- Schedule your one-on-one consultation
Training & Resource Library
Strategic Goal 1:
Personalized, Flexible, Empowered Learning
Strategic Goal 2:
Strategic Goal 3:
Strategic Goal 4:
Safety & Security
Strategic Goal 5:
Strategic Goal 6: