To meet the challenge of college and work readiness, New York City is using technology as a transformative tool, children can be motivated as never before, tailoring instruction to each child’s specific needs, and giving each child access to learning beyond the walls of their school building. A key challenge is making schools of the past into schools of today, and putting children first.
The proposed funding in the Capital Plan will allow the DOE to continue to incorporate and maximize the impact of technology into all aspects of the students’ and educators’ everyday activities. The Plan’s technology initiatives over the five years of the Plan will marry digital technologies with thoughtful architecture and learning solutions, challenging traditional ideas about where and how learning takes place. It will enable the effective use of the information and communications technology systematically embedded across the Department in policy and in practice - a move that is bound to position its schools to be a leader in the use of new technologies and empower teachers to tailor individualized instruction using technology.
The School Construction Authority implements the building upgrades associated with these technology initiatives, and the Department of Education’s Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT) manages the technology work. To find out more about these technology initiatives please visit the DIIT website.