Department of Defense Education Activity

Educational Technology

Technology and Innovation

Educational Technology

Instructional Support

Educational Technology Functions

  1. Develop a DoDEA-wide shared understanding of the power of digital learning that supports equitable opportunities for all students 
  2. Build capacity for digital learning best practices through continuous professional learning for DoDEA educators 
  3. Incorporate the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) standards into instructional practice with an initial focus on digital citizenship 
  4. Build capacity of school ETs as instructional coaches to support teachers with standards-based instruction and to cultivate innovative teaching approaches 
  5. Collaborate with IT and subject-matter experts to implement and maintain a robust library of enterprise apps to transform teaching and learning 

The DoDEA Educational Technology team consists of:

  • 2 HQ educational technology Instructional System Specialists (HQ ET ISSs)
  • 3 Regional Center for Instructional Leadership educational technologists (CIL ETs)
  • A district educational technologist (District ETs) representing every district and the DoDEA Virtual School (DVS)
  • A school educational technologist at every school (School ETs)

As an ET community we strive to ensure digital learning is recognized as an essential component of teaching and learning. Our work empowers educators and administrators to promote student agency and ensure that technology can be used to engage, enhance, and extend learning.  We see technology as one of the vital tools to provide students with opportunities to communicate, create, collaborate, and think critically.


The Educational Technologists collaborates with cross functional teams to implement and support the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students, which DoDEA adopted in 2017.iste