EDU627 Instructional Design Project Plan

Project Summary

Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Public Schools in Connecticut has a long tradition of providing education that prepares students for college and professional career-based endeavors.  LOL seeks to continue this trend as well as meet new standards and requirements outlined in the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) as well as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  (“Lol at a,” n.d.). Currently, LOL is attempting to address the following question as it relates to the ISTE standards for student achievement: What type of digital learning environment does LOL want to offer its students?  With a multitude of concerns revolving around types of devices, accessibility, learning management systems (LMS), professional development and overall technical support, this district is at a critical juncture to implement a new instructional design plan for how technology will be used with its students and teachers.


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Project Scope

An attempt to thoroughly address this question will serve as the purpose of this paper as the project manager will be collaborating with the director of technology as well as the director of curriculum to ensure project completion.  The end goal is to develop a course of action that can be implemented at the start of the 2014-15 academic year. The following scope statement will be used to clarify and present to the Board of Education:

This project will determine the optimal technology environment for Lyme-Old Lyme school district by May of 2014 with a cost of $960 and 534 man-hours of work.

Project Components

A thorough examination of current stakeholders, project schedule, budget, WBS and communication plan will be presented.  Please click here for the complete project including project components and rationale.


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Project Resources

Common Core State Standards (CCSS):

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards:

Ted Talk Sugata Mitra: 

Creative Commons web site for licensed content:

Transforming Professional Development in Schools: click here


Lol at a Glance. (n.d.). Retrieved from

The Teaching Channel. (2013). Transforming professional development for 21st century educators. The Journal, Retrieved from


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