Department of Defense Education Activity

Classroom Technology Requirements Series

DoDEA IT has implemented two major programs in support of classroom instructional equipment, the Classroom Display Acquisition Program (CDAP) and the DoDEA Computer Acquisition Program (DCAP). Since the inception of both programs, one of the primary goals has been to modernize the aging fleet as fast as possible.

The Classroom Technology Requirements Series brings together varying levels of education staff to include, instructional program managers, school leadership, and teachers to conduct a requirements review in order to capture the essential technology capabilities for DoDEA instructional classrooms.

The series will define classroom technology requirements targeted at various student grade levels and employee positions to enhance the student experience. The Classroom Technology Requirements Series aims to enhance the student experience by ensuring classroom technology remains cutting edge.

Through focused sessions with over 20 groups of educational stakeholders including education directorate and support staff at all levels (headquarters, regional, district, community and school level functions), the series facilitates discussions around three questions:

  1. If all obstacles were removed, visualize what a student-centered learning environment should look like that would prepare learners for a dynamic world. Describe what you see.
  2. What functions of a classroom device are needed to enact what you visualize? (e.g. if you were a chef, you may say you need to be able to serve 500 people at a time, you work in high humidity conditions or you need to be able to produce Artisan wood-fired pizza)
  3. How has the current technology available for teaching and learning interfered with making this happen? (focus on devices and not other factors such as bandwidth, inadequate professional learning, insufficient tech support etc. - that is for a different discussion)
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Series Sessions
  • August: HQ ISS 
  • September: Region-and District Leadership and ISS 
  • October: School Leaders
  • November: Educators
  • December: Support Stakeholders

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