Many K-12 public school districts must develop and maintain instructional technology plans in order to receive federal and state funding. All K-12 districts should have an instructional technology plan. Plans may vary from 3-5 years with updates annually. Plans vary in quality based on the planning process, knowledge of current and emerging technologies and input from key stakeholders. KNS works closely with districts to ensure all key components are a part of the planning process.
KNS uses interview and classroom observation assessments as a foundation for planning facilitation with a committee of district key stakeholders. Facilitation includes the alignment of instructional and operational uses of current and future technologies with district goals. The process is also designed to help committee members become more knowlegeable for emerging teaching and learning strategies and infrastructure for making informed decisisons. KNS uses a proven process for facilitation and is responsible for collection of all input and creating the draft plan document. After final edits from the planning committee, school leadership signs the plan for implementation.