Essential actions to ensure technology infrastructure, assets, and guidance support an organized transition to classroom instruction.

As part of its Future Ready Nebraska initiative, the Nebraska Department of Education developed the Hierarchy of Digital Learning Needs to provide a framework and touchstone for delivering and sustaining the systems needed for equitable, digital learning. 


The Hierarchy of Digital Learning Needs model is based on systems theory thinking, in that for any of the elements to work effectively, each must be solidly implemented with fidelity starting with the bottom layer. In addition, assuring equity to every student, no matter the location or situation, is a high priority of this model. Each strategy should be fully planned and implemented otherwise the structure will not be sound and effectiveness will be minimized. For more information, see

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