EdTech

Educational Design and Technology

11 Eligible Program Services and Activities for EETT Funds

Supplement, Not Supplant

Districts applying for technology funding must supply an assurance that financial resources provided under the Ed Tech program will supplement and not supplant state and/or local funds that would otherwise be used for the proposed activities.

Professional Development

25% Requirement -- LEAs must use at least 25% of the grant funds for ongoing, sustained, intensive, high-quality professional development. Such professional development should be focused on the integration of advanced technologies, including emerging technologies, into curriculum and instruction and in using those technologies to create new learning environments.

Other Expenditures

The remaining 75% of a district’s formula funds are to be used to carry out other activities consistent with the purposes of the program and with the district’s local technology plan.

Allowable Activities List

In implementing its local technology plan, a district may use Ed Tech funds to support one or more of the following types of activities.

Access to Technology Resources

1. Increasing accessibility to technology, particularly through public-private partnerships, with special emphasis on accessibility for high-need schools.

2. Enhancing existing technology and acquiring new technology to support education reforms and to improve student achievement.

3. Acquiring connectivity linkages, resources, and services for use by students and school personnel to improve academic achievement.

Technology Literacy for Students

4. Adapting or expanding applications of technology to enable teachers to increase student academic achievement, including technology literacy, through teaching practices that are based on the review of relevant research and through use of innovative distance learning strategies.

5. Implementing proven and effective courses and curricula that include integrated technology and that are designed to help students reach challenging academic standards.

6. Developing, enhancing, or implementing information technology courses.

Professional Development

7. Supporting ongoing, sustained, intensive, high-quality professional development, focused on the integration of advanced technologies, including emerging technologies, into curriculum and instruction and in using those technologies to create new learning environments.

8. Preparing one or more teachers in schools as technology leaders who will assist other teachers, and providing bonus payments to the technology leaders.

Community Involvement

9. Using technology to promote parental involvement and foster communication among students, parents, and teachers about curricula, assignments, and assessments.

Program Evaluation

10. Using technologies to collect, manage, and analyze data to inform and enhance teaching and school improvement efforts.

11. Implementing enhanced performance measurement systems to determine the effectiveness of education technology programs funded with Ed Tech funds.

Last Updated: September 29, 2010