Regina Public Schools’ Technology in Teaching and Learning Strategy [click to view the entire document] document is the result of the work of the Director’s Technology Advisory Committee (DTAC). DTAC, led by Director of Education Julie MacRae, was comprised of employees representing both Student Achievement and Division Services. Together, members of DTAC, researched and discussed various elements and trends in the field of Educational Technology and made recommendations for moving forward with a division-wide technology plan. Those recommendations inform the proposed actions included within this planning framework.

The planning framework consists of 11 essential components required for technology to have a positive impact on student learning and achievement. None of the essential components is more or less important than another. Rather, all of the essential components must exist together in harmony as a complete digital ecosystem. If one or some of the ecosystem’s components is missing, the ecosystem becomes difficult to manage or sustain. All are required, indeed essential, in order to fully realize the potential of Educational Technology. The essential components include:

  • Shared Vision
  • Curriculum Framework and Pedagogy
  • Equitable Access
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Bring Your Own Device
  • Innovation
  • Professional Learning
  • Information Technology Infrastructure and Systems
  • Assistive Technology
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Assessment and Evaluation