In reading the Texas long range plan for technology I became much more aware of the necessary vision needed to keep educational technology on the cutting edge in the state of Texas.
I was of course somewhat aware of NCLB but the impact and necessary alignment of the National Educational Technology Plan and the Texas LRPT(long range plan for technology) but did not fathom the depths of planning and specific needs assessments that would be necessary to pull off a plan so all encompassing as technology in education. Timelines and plans for funding and leadership are all specifically adddressed. Instructional leaders need the overview of the technology plan and how it aligns to make their own schools are up to standards and on proper timelines. Educating community stakeholders of it's signifigance is also vital for succes.