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ICT strategic planning guidelines


Every year, school leadership teams plan how they will provide the best learning opportunities for their students. They use the FISO Improvement Model to support this planning through the identification of priority areas that are known to improve student outcomes.

Information and communications technology (ICT) offers powerful tools that can transform student learning. Students can develop and demonstrate their understanding of concepts and content in all learning areas through the use of ICT. Schools must ensure the use of ICT and digital technologies are for educational purposes and is appropriate and balanced.

A school’s ICT strategic plan aligns with the whole-school strategic plan and annual implementation plans to describe how school goals will be enabled through the use of digital learning resources.

ICT online planning tool

The online ICT planning tool has been created to help schools simplify this planning process.

Principal class members and school service technicians have default access to the tool. Access for other staff members can be delegated as required.

The tool has clearly defined focus areas to assist schools to:

  • develop their ICT vision
  • identify current infrastructure, hardware and fleet usage and areas for improvement
  • identify current ICT and target practices aligned with learning and teaching goals
  • develop a plan of action, including a Gantt chart, that will lead to the achievement of their identified goals
  • develop a plan for infrastructure and device management
  • plan their school ICT budget expenditure over a 4 year period.

To access the online planning tool, refer to: ICT planning toolExternal Link (staff login required).

Up until 2020 the department held free termly full day ICT strategic planning workshops to support school teams to develop/update their ICT strategic plan using the online planning tool. In 2023 the department is reviewing the approach to these workshops with a view to releasing updated strategic planning support in 2024.

A collection of current research, resources and lesson guides have been curated to assist schools in planning for the effective use of ICT in their everyday practices for improved learning, teaching and administration. To access these resources in FUSE, visit: ICT planningExternal Link .

Includes information on ICT strategic planning, the ICT online planning tool and ICT strategic planning workshops

Reviewed 23 November 2023

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