Strategic Planning

In the Spring of 2023, CITE-involved CUNY colleges will engage in strategic planning to ensure that efforts to integrate computing and digital literacies into teacher education programs are meaningful, equitable, and importantly, are coordinated across all lines of an institution’s work so they may be sustained in the long-term.

Below, find strategic planning resources which will come in handy at the January 2023 kickoff, and as teams work on their plans throughout 2023-24.

What is Strategic Planning?

A process to help colleges and CITE Central move towards coherent instructional systems (drawing on research and practice from CSforAll; Santo et al., 2019; Vogel et al., 2017; and Cobb, 2018)

What are the deliverables?

  • CITE Committee Charter – a document that shares how your college team or college’s CITE committee works together
  • CITE Strategic Plan – a document that shares action items the team plans to take related to high leverage lines of work and goals related to CITE; who will champion those items, and target completion dates for those goals
  • Summer Work Plan – a document outlining what will be done over the summer to finalize the strategic plan and who will do it, taking into account other CITE summer options

Tools and resources to support strategic planning

January 2023 Slide Deck:

Folder with ALL of the tools below

To support creation of CITE committee and charter:

To support drafting of CITE Strategic Plan

To support rubric rows related to Instructional Core

Visioning activity resources

All conceptual cohesion activities and libraries

Library Why pick this one?
To learn more about the way the State, City and professional bodies (ISTE, CSTA) define computing and digital literacies for students and teachers
To get specific ideas for what computing and digital literacies integration could look like in teacher ed. E.g.:

  • Conceptual modeling for disciplinary learning
  • CT unplugged problem-solving across disciplines
  • Data practices across disciplines
  • Data practices to learn about learners and context
  • Digital storytelling for teaching, learning, and professional development
  • Understanding learners’ digital lives
For a high level view of the CITE learning goals and activities that faculty at your college have already integrated into their teaching (from summer PD work)
CITE Central has done some work to parse the perspectives, concepts, and computing / digital practices that they value. Perhaps some of them resonate, and it might save you some time to have a pre-organized starting place to pull from and re-mix.

To support summer planning:

What’s the timeline?

January 10-11 Understand the ask, commit to having a fleshed out strategic plan by August 2023
By February 21 Submit: 

  • CITE Committee Charter
  • “Minimum viable product” (MVP or draft) CITE Strategic Plan
By March 31
  • Returning and new faculty in the initiative will be asked to fill out a summer PD registration form
April Work on CITE Strategic Plan, at your college team’s pace:

  • Potential activities include:
    • Feedback on MVP Strategic Plan
    • Developing a summer strategic planning schedule for CITE committee members
    • Gather data or information useful to the strategic plan
    • Recruit additional CITE Committee members
July Finalize CITE Strategic Plan
September Begin implementing strategic plan


Cobb, P., Jackson, K., Smith, T., & Henrick, E. (2017). Supporting Improvements in the Quality of Mathematics Teaching on a Large Scale. In Making Change Happen (pp. 203–221). Springer.
Santo, R., DeLyser, L. A., Ahn, J., Pellicone, A., Aguiar, J., & Wortel-London, S. (2019, February). Equity in the Who, How, and What of Computer Science Education: K12 School District Conceptualizations of Equity in CS for All Initiatives. Proceedings of the 2019 Research on Equity and Sustained Participation in Engineering, Computing, and Technology (RESPECT).
Vogel, S., Santo, R., & Ching, D. (2017). Visions of computer science education: Unpacking arguments for and projected Impacts of CS4All initiatives. Proceedings of the 47th ACM Technical Symposium on Computing Science Education.
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