The Instructional Technology Division of the Georgia Department of Education announces the FY11 Title II, Part D Competitive grant pending final State Board of Education approval on April 14, 2011. Completed grant applications are due by 3:00 PM on March 9, 2011.
An orientation session hosted by the GaDOE Title II, Part D staff is scheduled from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on January 18, 2011. All eligible LEAs are encouraged to read through the guidance and attend this session. Session details and login information have been provided through an email to all Superintendents and District Technology Coordinators.
According to Elementary Secondary Education Act legislation and US-ED Program Guidance, the primary goal of the Ed Tech program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology. It is also 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 with teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods. The FY11 Title IID Competitive grant titled Integrating the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-S) to Prepare College and Career Ready Students will specifically address the need to integrate rigorous technology standards into the K-8 Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS), thus providing an effective curriculum to improve student mastery of 21st century skills.
The primary goals of the Integrating the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS-S) to Prepare College and Career Ready Students competitive grant are to:
- Utilize results of the 21st century skills assessment to increase student mastery of the NETS-S.
- Create elementary and middle school self-funding models to provide students with access to hardware (including netbooks) and digital learning materials that enable college and career readiness.
- Implement the K-8 scope and sequence for integrating the NETS-S into the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the Common Core GPS (CCGPS). This integration should include vertical articulation with high school teachers to prepare college and career ready students.
- Review, refine, and create NETS-S integrated, GPS/CCGPS based resources that will be custom delivered to teachers’ desktops through the State Longitudinal Data System’s (SLDS) teacher landing page.
Frequently Asked Questions *Updated January 20, 2011*
- Click here to view the answers to frequently asked questions about the FY11 Integrating the NETS-S to Prepare College and Career Ready Students Grant. This document will be updated on a regular basis.
January 18th FY11 Grant Overview Elluminate Session
FY11 Title IID ARRA Grant Awardees