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 Instructional Technology


Vision

The Division of Instructional Technology will work collaboratively with the offices of the GaDOE, Georgia’s Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs), and Georgia’s Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to support the improvement of student achievement and effective, job-embedded professional learning.

GaDOE Instructional Technology Training Team

The GaDOE Instructional Technology Training Team provides training and support for applications accessed through the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Tunnel and Georgia Virtual Learning (GaVL). To receive additional information and training resources click on the links below:

Click here to Contact and Connect with the GaDOE Instructional Technology Team.

Georgia NETS Implementation

The NETS-S are the National Educational Technology Standards for Students, adopted by the Georgia State Board of Education in 2011. Examples of the NETS-S integrated into GPS performance tasks and a K-8 scope and sequence are current projects for instructional technology. Learn more…

Center for Classroom Innovation (CCI)

The Georgia Statewide Instructional Technology Advisory Committee has partnered with the GaDOE Technology and Facilities Services Divisions to design and equip a Center for Classroom Innovation (CCI). Located at GaDOE headquarters in Atlanta, the CCI is available to LEAs to host visits that help their stakeholders develop an understanding of innovative classroom design and technology as a way to enhance student 21st Century Skills and blended learning opportunities.  Learn More... 

System Technology Planning​

System technology plans are needed to ensure coherent, effective use of federal, state and local education technology funds to support student achievement. To be eligible for E-Rate and competitive grant funding, systems are required to have current, approved technology plans. A technology plan is designed to improve education and should cover the entire funding year (July 1 to June 30) but not more than three years. 2013 Tech Plan Rubric

Technology Inventory

For the past 16 years, the Georgia Department of Education has collected data on schools' technology inventories and infrastructure. This fulfills the technology inventory planning requirements established by the Schools and Library Division for the E-Rate program as well as requirements for online assessments for the 2014-15 school year. It also assists the state and local districts in technology planning. Learn more...

Cybersafety

The following state agencies: Georgia Department of Education, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and Georgia Emergency Management Agency with Georgia Public Broadcasting as a contributing member collaborated on a comprehensive Internet safety program for Georgia that is modeled after an internationally recognized program in New Zealand – NetSafe.

This program addresses cybersafety for children at a community level. Responsibilities for ensuring children’s safety are shared by children, parents, teachers, counselors, principals, school board, and other community members.

Materials can be downloaded at no charge to Georgia educators. Face-to-face courses are available for school districts – but are not mandatory. Learn more...

GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO)

GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO) is a free, public website providing information and resources necessary to help meet the educational needs of students. The goal of this web site is to provide a dynamic, interactive online resource that will enhance and support teaching and learning in Georgia with the Georgia Performance Standards as the main focus. Learn more...

SketchUp Pro Statewide K-12 License Grant

The Georgia Department of Education applied for and was awarded a SketchUp Pro Statewide K-12 License Grant. We are very excited for the opportunities this provides for Georgia teachers and students. Educators can use this software with a variety of grade levels and content areas to create 3D models of anything.  Please click here to learn about this grant or to fill out the GA SketchUp Pro License Request Form for your district/school.

​Title II-D - Enhancing Education Through Technology

The primary goal of the Title II, Part D program is to improve student academic achievement through the effective use of technology in schools. Title II, Part D is designed to assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of eighth grade, and to encourage the effective integration of technology through teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful, research-based instructional methods. Funded through the No Child Left Behind Act (2001), Georgia provides grants to local educational agencies on the basis of their proportionate share of funding under Title I, Part A. Learn more...​​​​​​​​

 

 Contact Information

 

Bob Swiggum
Chief Information Officer
 
Phone: (404) 657-0810
Fax: (404) 651-6867
Email: rswiggum@doe.k12.ga.us​