New Jersey Department of Education

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Educational Technology

Facilities Guide for Technology in New Jersey Schools

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Table of Contents (87 kb PDF PDF)

Section 1. Introduction (96 kb PDFPDF)

  1. Preface
    1. Document Overview
    2. Department of Education (DOE) Facility Standards for Technology in New Jersey Schools - Background
    3. New Document Goals

  2. Intended Audiences and Use
    1. School Design Team Participants

  3. Critical Success Factors
    1. Leadership & Vision
    2. Professional Development
    3. Technical Support and End-User Support
    4. Effective Turnover of Facility

Section 2. Vision and Design Elements (268 kb PDFPDF)

  1. The Design Process
    1. Design Process and Philosophy for Educational Spaces
    2. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

  2. Revitalizing Learning Environments with Educational Technology
    1. Educational Technology Advances
    2. High Speed Connectivity
    3. Ubiquitous Access to Computing Resources for Teaching and Learning

  3. Guiding Trends and Assumptions
    1. Moore’s Law
    2. IP Convergence
    3. Power, Cooling and Space Planning
    4. Wireless Impact in Educational Facilities and the Community
    5. Protecting What Matters Most – Data and Physical Security Planning
    6. Interactive Technologies
    7. One-to-one Computing
    8. Home/Remote eLearning and Virtual Learning

  4. New Role of Schools
    1. New School Spaces for Evolving Roles
    2. New School Spaces for New Literacies
    3. Identifying Traditional and Non-traditional Activity Areas for New Audiences

Section 3. School Construction Process (171 kb PDFPDF)

  1. Design Input Matrix
    1. Matrix Notes
    2. Stakeholder Groups Defined
    3. Educational Technology Design Process Input Matrix

  2. Program/Concept Phase
    1. Technology Related Deliverables
    2. Who Should Participate
    3. Who Should Review/Approve Deliverables

  3. Schematic Design Phase
    1. Technology Related Deliverables
    2. Who Should Participate
    3. Who Should Review/Approve Deliverables
    4. IT Plan Issues
    5. E-rate Program Considerations

  4. Design Development
    1. Technology Related Deliverables
    2. Who Should Participate
    3. Who Should Review/Approve Deliverables

  5. Construction Document Phase
    1. Technology Related Deliverables
    2. Who Should Participate
    3. Who Should Review/Approve Deliverables

  6. Construction Administration
    1. Submittal Process
    2. Requests for Information (RFI) Process
    3. Coordination among Contractors, Integrators, and Service Providers
    4. Project Meetings
    5. Periodic Site Visits
    6. Testing and Training
    7. Punch lists

  7. SDA Design Manual References

Section 4. Administrative and Learning Environments (349 kb PDFPDF)

  1. Administrative Environments
    1. District and School Leadership Office Suites
    2. Building and Grounds (HVAC, Security, Maintenance Areas, Roof, Parking Lots/Garages, Play Areas)
    3. District-level Support Services (Transportation, Food Services, Data Centers)
    4. School-based Student Support Services (Special Education/Student Services, Health, and Guidance)

  2. Instructional Environments
    1. General Classroom/Instructional Space Configurations
    2. Wireless Networks in Support of Teaching and Learning
    3. Ubiquitous Computing Strategies
    4. Teacher Computing Resources
    5. Specialist Areas (Music, Art, Video Production, Physical Education, Business Education, Technology Education)
    6. Special Education
    7. School-to-Work and Adult Education
    8. Peripheral Devices in Support of Teaching and Learning

  3. Shared Environments
    1. Information Resource/Library Media Center
    2. Distance Learning/Video Conferencing Environments
    3. Video Production and Distribution Environments

  4. Large Group Environments
    1. Auditorium/Theater
    2. Cafetorium/Multipurpose Area
    3. Gymnasium/Athletic Fields

Section 5. Standards and Systems (226 kb PDFPDF)

  1. Standards
    1. Code vs. Standard - Definition
    2. Compliance Codes Examples
    3. Additional Standards and References
    4. Applying Standards
    5. District Educational Technology Plan (3 Year Plan)
    6. Specification Format – CSI Division 27 and 28

  2. Communications Services and Systems
    1. Entrance Facilities
    2. Primary and Secondary Technology Spaces and Equipment Rooms
    3. Horizontal Cable
    4. Backbone Cable
    5. Cable Testing, Certification and Warranty
    6. Public Address & Clock Systems
    7. Physical Security Systems
    8. Audiovisual Systems
    9. Local Area Network (LAN) Systems
    10. WAN Systems
    11. Wireless Systems
    12. Building Management Systems (BMS)
    13. Network Security
    14. Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuation (BC)
    15. Convergence
    16. IT Commissioning


Appendices List (60 kb PDF PDF)

Appendix A. - Acknowledgements (82 kb PDF PDF)

  1. Steering Committee
  2. Advisory Group Members

Appendix B. Articulated Literacies from ISTE and Partnership for 21st Century Skills (144 kb PDF PDF)

Appendix C. State Technology Plan (184 kb PDF PDF)

Appendix D. IT Plan Sample (218 kb PDF PDF)

Appendix E. Design Samples and Drawings (924 kb PDF PDF)

Appendix F. Continuity of Student Learning and Core Operations Planning (151 kb PDF PDF)