What is the K-12 Blueprint?

K-12 Blueprint Model

The K-12 Blueprint offers resources for education leaders involved in planning and implementing technology initiatives. Whether you are launching a one-to-one or BYO program, moving from print textbooks to digital content, revamping the curriculum to improve STEM learning, rethinking assessment, or embarking on (or continuing to support) any other ambitious technology-supported initiative, the K-12 Blueprint model can help. Download PDF Overview

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Key elements for building effective and impactful technology initiatives.


The success of any effective technology implementation depends on inspirational and supportive leadership from superintendents and school boards to parents to informal teacher leaders.


Effective federal, state, and local policy provides the foundation that enables classroom innovation to flourish. Key aspects of effective policy are flexibility, frequent evaluation, and the ability to modify policy as needed to engender true transformation.

Curriculum and Assessment

Teacher involvement, clear program goals, assessment measures, and a sharp vision for how curriculum, content, and instruction need to evolve in order to prepare students for the challenges of the future are all essential.


The costs and complexity required to implement technology programs are enough to discourage many educators or administrators. Despite these challenges, countless schools and districts — including those in low-income communities — have found the funds to launch or expand winning technology projects.


Schools are working to find cost-effective solutions that support quality teaching and learning, as well as streamlined administration and management. District leaders must consider infrastructure issues ranging from the choice of mobile computing devices to wireless networking and security implementations.

Professional Development

Professional development is one of the most frequently overlooked aspects of implementing a technology initiative. Effective professional development is ongoing, frequently reinforced, well-supported, and embedded into the daily life of schools.


Every successful education technology should not only end with great results, but also begin with those in mind. Specifying a program’s goals from day one and determining how progress will be measured is a crucial first step. Monitoring results every step of the way—stopping at various points to assess the overall impact of the initiative and determine necessary changes—is also vital to ensuring the success.

K-12 Blueprint Contributors

Learn from our bloggers in the field experiences and leadership voices on the K-12 Blueprint Blog Page

K-12 Blueprint Team

Dale Basye, Content Developer, Clarity Innovations, Inc.
Dale Basye
Content Developer
Clarity Innovations, Inc.
Steve Burt, Program Manager, Clarity Innovations, Inc.
Steve Burt
Program Manager
Clarity Innovations, Inc.
John Cromett, Client Lead, Clarity Innovations, Inc.
John Cromett
Client Lead
Clarity Innovations, Inc.
Allison von Behren, Technical Producer, Clarity Innovations, Inc.
Allison Parker
Technical Producer
Clarity Innovations, Inc.