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 SLDS Training Team
The GaDOE SLDS Training Team provides training and support for applications accessed through the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Tunnel. To receive additional information and training resources, click here for Help and Training on the SLDS applications.
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. A current and state approved technology plans is not necessary to
be eligible for E-Rate, but it is a great idea to have one. A technology
plan is designed to support your local district's plan and should cover the
entire funding year (July 1 to June 30), but not more than three years. Here is a rubric and example of a plan that you may use if you choose to: GaDOE_Technology_Plan_Rubric_2013.doc
For the past 20 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 2017-18 school year. It also assists the state and local districts in technology planning.
The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) has developed a Privacy course that is available to all districts should they
choose to use it. The course is accessible within the Professional Learning (PL) courses located in SLDS. To access the Privacy course, simply click on the PL tab within SLDS and search for "privacy".
Additionally, the GADOE has collaborated with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, and Georgia Public Broadcasting on a comprehensive Internet safety program for Georgia called NetSafe. This
program addresses cybersafety for children at the community level.
Responsibilities for ensuring children’s safety are shared by children,
parents, teachers, counselors, principals, school boards, and other community
can be downloaded at no charge to Georgia educators. Face-to-face courses are
available for school districts, but are not mandatory. 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.
K-12 Networking Resource