Posted: Wed, 07/01/2020 - 11:27am Updated: Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:57pm

On this page, you will find a variety of different tools, templates, and examples related to leadership in the digital learning environment. Please check back often as we will be adding new resources. If you have questions about the Digital Learning Toolkit, find a broken link, or would like to propose a resource be added to the list, please complete this form.

The world of digital learning is ever-evolving, growing exponentially, with new resources available almost daily. It is easy to lose oneself in exploring all of these options, and looking for the next best thing. In order to focus efforts, it is essential to develop a shared vision. Ideally, this vision will be developed with input from all stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, community members, and administrators.


The implementation of digital learning often requires system-wide change. Therefore strong leadership, distributed and shared among a variety of stakeholder groups, is essential to ensuring that decisions are well-informed and unintended consequences are minimized.

A strong technology implementation plan serves as the roadmap of a district's digital learning journey. It should be comprehensive (with considerations for infrastructure, professional development, maintenance, support, etc.) and including a process for continuous improvement.


A key component to a successful technology plan is funding. When developing an implementation plan, factors such as ongoing maintenance, updates, system support, and professional development, as well as possible funding streams, must be considered to ensure sustainability.

Strong and aligned policies enable and strengthen a quality implementation plan. Consider developing technology-related policies with considerations for students, staff, community, and guests.



  • How do existing policies impact practice and culture?
  • How should support policies align with the shared vision?
  • What methods will be used for gathering feedback and modifying policies and practices to fit the technology implementation vision?
  • What policies, forms, and incentive structures will support critical elements of technology integration?

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These resources have not been vetted by IDOE, nor should this be considered an endorsement. Educators should be mindful of digital resources that require teachers or students to create online accounts. Please check district policies and consider HIPAA, FERPA, and COPPA laws with regards to students privacy BEFORE implementing any of these resources.