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Slide 1: Introduction to Enhancing Education Through Technology Charles Lovett Charles.Lovett@ed.gov John Bailey John.Bailey@ed.gov F ebruary 2002
Slide 2: >>>>enhancing education through technology Power Point & Guidance  This Power Point is designed to supplement the existing summary and guidance documents.  Please refer to the guidance documents available at: http://www.ed.gov/nclb www.ed.gov
Slide 3: >>>>enhancing education through technology No Child Left Behind  President Bush has made education his number one domestic priority.  The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, embodies the four principles: – stronger accountability for results – expanded flexibility and local control www.ed.gov – expanded options for parents
Slide 4: >>>>enhancing education through technology Changes in the Landscape…  The role of states  The imperative for collaboration  The way we think about education  The need for research, evaluation, and developing a compelling case  The way we fund technology www.ed.gov
Slide 5: >>>>enhancing education through technology Secretary Paige’s Technology Priorities  No Child Left Behind Implementation  National Educational Technology Plan  Long-term Research Study – Wh at are the effec tive condition s for techn olo gy to im prove stu dent achiev emen t an d ins tru ction ?  eLearning – Wh at po licies , laws , an d regulat ions m u st be changed to acco mm o date virt ual high s choo ls, cyber c harter sch oo ls, an d o nline learnin g oppo rtu nities ?  Online Assessment www.ed.gov
Slide 6: >>>>enhancing education through technology No Child Left Behind’s Commitment to Educational Technology  Ev ery edu cation al pro gram is an o pportun ity for techn olo gy f un ding. – Tech no logy is “integrated” throughout th e “curricu lum” pr ograms of No Child Left Behind (Reading First, Math and Science Partnerships, Teacher Quality, etc.)  Com m itm ent to profes sio nal developm ent. – At least 25 percent of the State Ed Tech Grant funds.  Flexible us e o f fu nds – Distance learn ing, online services, data driven decisio n making systems, Internet connectivity, computers, PDAs, training…  Com m itm ent to evalu ation an d rese arch – Identifying the conditions fo r tech no logy to improve www.ed.gov student achievement and instruction and measuring
Slide 7: Secretary Paige: “For years, our of ficials h ave said th ey wanted to in tegrate tech nology wit h cu rricula. No Child Left Behind takes th at goa l s erious ly by in tegrating techn olo gy in to its pro grams . So sch oo ls can us e Reading F irst fu nds to purch ase literacy so ftware or us e Math em atics and Science Partnersh ip fun ds to prov ide online cou rs es. In e ffect, e very educatio n program is an opportu nity f or tech no logy . ” “It is time to realize the full potential of the technology investment we have made during the last decade. It is time to move beyond talking about the potential of technology to change education–we need to prove it. We need to study what technologies have the most dramatic impact on what types of students. We need to move our efforts, as the Web-based Commission said in its report, from promise to practice. ”
Slide 8: >>>>enhancing education through technology Enhancing Education Through Technology State Ed Tech Program www.ed.gov
Slide 9: >>>>enhancing education through technology Changes from TLCF  56 percent increase in funding ($700 million)  Within- State Allocations - 50 percent by formula, 50 per cent by competitive grants.  Tar geting - high-need LEAs and par tner ships.  Prof essional Development - Requir es each LEA r eceiving funds to use at least 25 per cent for high-quality pr ofessional development.  National Activities - Requir es a national study and authorizes the Depar tment to provide technical assistance www.ed.gov to r ecipients
Slide 10: >>>>enhancing education through technology Goals  Improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools  Assist all students in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade  Encourage the effective integration of technology with teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based instructional methods. www.ed.gov
Slide 11: >>>>enhancing education through technology Program Purposes  Assist States and localities in implementing a comprehensive system that effectively uses technology in schools to improve student academic achievement. Encourage the establishment or expansion of initiatives that are designed to increase access to technology, particularly in schools served by “high-need local www.ed.gov educational agencies.” 
Slide 12: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Support effective educational technology infrastructures that expand access of technology to students (particularly disadvantaged students) and teachers.  Support initiatives that enable school personnel and administrators to integrate technology effectivelywww.ed.gov into
Slide 13: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Enhance ongoing professional development for teachers, principals, and administrators.  Support the development and use of electronic networks and other innovative methods, such as distance learning. www.ed.gov
Slide 14: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Support efforts to use technology enhance communication among students, parents, and school personnel.  Support rigorous evaluation of programs, particularly regarding the impact of these programs on student academic achievement. www.ed.gov
Slide 15: >>>>enhancing education through technology State Allocation Determinations  The amount a State receives in a given year is based on the proportion of funds it receives under Part A of Title I for that year.  No State receives less than onehalf of one percent of the funds made available under the www.ed.gov program.
Slide 16: >>>>enhancing education through technology State Allocation Breakdown  State activities -- up to 5 percent may be used for State-level activities and to assist local efforts to carry out the purposes of the program.  Formula grants -- 50 percent distributed on a formula basis to eligible LEAs that have submitted applications to the State.  Competitive grants -- 50 percent distributed on a competitive basis to eligible local entities that have submitted applications www.ed.gov to the State.
Slide 17: >>>>enhancing education through technology State Use Funds (5%)  Delivery of specialized or rigorous academic courses and curricula through the use of technology, and providing other technical assistance to grant applicants and recipients, with priority given to high-need LEAs.  Supporting public-private initiatives for acquiring technology for high-need LEAs www.ed.gov
Slide 18: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Supporting professional and curriculum development that includes the integration of advanced technologies.  Assisting grant recipients in providing all students and teachers with access to educational technology.  Developing performance measurement systems to evaluate the effectiveness of programs supported with Ed Tech funds. www.ed.gov  Collaborating with other SEAs on
Slide 19: >>>>enhancing education through technology Administrative Costs  Up to 60% of the state use funds (5%) may be used for administrative costs.  A State may consolidate State administration funds under any ESEA program.  A State may use consolidated State administrative funds to administer the programs www.ed.gov included in the consolidation.
Slide 20: >>>>enhancing education through technology Accountability  SEAs must develop a process and accou ntability measures to evaluate eff ectiveness of integr ating technology into curricula and instruction.  These accountability measures should evaluate the impact that Ed Tech activities have had on student achievement.  The legislation expr essly authorizes States to use fun ds that ar e set aside for Statelevel activities to develop per formance measur ement systems to deter mine www.ed.gov
Slide 21: >>>>enhancing education through technology Accountability  LEAs must also develop a process and accountability measures that they will use to evaluate the effectiveness of activities in: 1. in tegrating technology into curr icula an d instr uction 2. in cr easing the ability of teacher s to teach 3. en abling students to meet challenging State standards.  The SEA is responsible for ensuring that LEAs and eligible local entities www.ed.gov comply with Ed Tech statutory
Slide 22: >>>>enhancing education through technology State Application Process www.ed.gov
Slide 23: >>>>enhancing education through technology Applications Consolidated Single www.ed.gov
Slide 24: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Timing of awards Consolidated Application – Application approv al (s ubm iss io n and rev iew) – Availability o f allo cat ion data (Title I nu m bers in April/May) – Awards plan ned for Ju ly 1  Requirements – All statu tory requirem ents s till apply ; but no t all mu st be subm itted fo r approv al – Cont ent still bein g determ ine d • March 6 Federal Register Notice inviting comment http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/proprule/2002-1 – States are encou raged to co mm ent o n what the requirem ents s hou ld be. www.ed.gov
Slide 25: >>>>enhancing education through technology Consolidated Application  Benefits – Simpler – Cross cutting education goals and indicators for states – Requires cross-program coordination and planning www.ed.gov
Slide 26: >>>>enhancing education through technology Single Application Timing Requirements Benefits www.ed.gov
Slide 27: >>>>enhancing education through technology Timing  Application approval (submission and review)  Availability of allocation data (Title I numbers in April/May)  Planned for July 1 awards, but earlier awards may be possible www.ed.gov
Slide 28: >>>>enhancing education through technology Requirements  Goals and Strategies   Accountability  Increased Access  Incentives, Best Practices, Parental involvement  Strategies for Competitive Subgrants www.ed.gov Increased Access
Slide 29: >>>>enhancing education through technology Goals and Strategies   Iden tify and describe the State educational agency's goals for using advanced technology to improve student academic achievement, and how those goals are aligned with challenging State academic content and student academiceffectiv e goals generstandards   achievement ally Note: to be requir e indicators of progress and one or more means of measur ing progress. To the extent possible, please provide infor mation on indicators and measures of progress (See also Accountability below) www.ed.gov
Slide 30: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Outlin e the State educational agency's lo ng-term strategies for improving student academic achievement, including technology literacy, through the effective use of technology in classr ooms throughout the State, and improving the capacity of teacher s to integrate technology ef fectively into cur ricula and in structio n. Describe how the State educational agency will ensure ongoing integr ation of technology into school cur ricula and in structio nal strategies in all schools in the State, so that technology will be fully in tegrated into the curricula and www.ed.gov in structio n of the schools by December 
Slide 31: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Describe how public and private entities will participate in the implementation and support of the plan.  Describe how the plan addresses teacher preparation, professional development, and curriculum development to ensure that teachers and principals in the State are technologically literate. www.ed.gov
Slide 32: >>>>enhancing education through technology Accountability  Describe the process and accountability measures that the State educational agency will use to evaluate the extent to which activities funded under the program are effective in integrating technology into curricula and Note: States are expressly authorized to u se funds instruction. that ar e set asi de for State-level activities to develop performance measurement systems to determine the effectiven ess o f educatio nal technology programs developed wi th Ed Tech State Grant funds. Accountability measures should evaluate the impact of tech no logy on studen t achievement. www.ed.gov
Slide 33: >>>>enhancing education through technology Increased Access  Describe h ow th e State edu cation al agen cy will ens ure th at all s tuden ts and teachers, particu larly in sch oo ls served by high - need lo cal educational agencies , hav e increased access to techn olo gy. Describe the State's lon g-term strategies f or fin ancing tec hnology to en sure that all stu dents, teachers, a nd class room s hav e acces s to techn olo gy. Describe how t he State e ducatio nal agency w ill encou rage th e de velopm ent and ut ilization o f in nov ative strategies f or th e delivery of specialized or rigoro us academ ic co urse s and curricula th ro ugh th e u se of techn olo gy, www.ed.gov in cluding dis tance learnin g t ech no logies .res ource  
Slide 34: >>>>enhancing education through technology Incentives, Best Practices, and Parental Involvement  Describe how the State will encour age local educational agencies in the State to pr ovide incentives to encourage teachers who ar e technologically literate to teach in rur al or ur ban areas. Describe the technology resources and systems that the State w ill provide for the pur pose o f establishing best pr actices that can be r eplicated throughout the cou ntr y. Describe the State's strategies for using technolo gy to increase par ental www.ed.gov involvement  
Slide 35: >>>>enhancing education through technology Strategies for Competitive Subgrants  Describe the State educational agency’s strategies for awarding competitive subgrants. Begin with a short narrative overview of the purpose and desired outcomes of the competition(s). In particular… www.ed.gov
Slide 36: >>>>enhancing education through technology • Describe the standards that the State educational agency will use in applying the statutory definition of “high-need local educational agency” • Specifically, the standar ds that w ill be used to deter mine whether a local educational agency is “among the local educational agencies in a State w ith the highest numbers or percentages of children f rom families w ith incomes below the poverty line” • The standar ds that the State educational agency will use to deter mine whether a local educational agency “has a www.ed.gov
Slide 37: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Describe how the State educational agency will provide technical assistance to applicants, especially to applicants ser ving the highest percentages or number s of ch ildren in pover ty or w ith the gr eatest need for technical assistance; and discuss the capacity of the State educational agency to pr ovide such technical assistance Describe how t he State educational agency will ensure that Ed Tech State Grant competit ive subgrants that are of sufficient size and duration to carry out the purposes of the Ed Tech State Grant legislation effectively. www.ed.gov 
Slide 38: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Describe how the State educational agency will determine w hich local educational agencies ar e eligible local entities for competitive subgrants and that receive Ed Tech State Gr ant for mula grant allocations that are of insufficient size to be effective, and how the State educational agency will give priority to these local educational agencies when aw ar ding competitive subgrants.  Describe how the State educational agency will ensure an equitable distr ibution of competitive grant funds among urban and rur al areas, according to the www.ed.gov demonstrated need of the local educational agencies
Slide 39: >>>>enhancing education through technology  Describe any other priorities that the State educational agency will use in the competition, any standards it may set for the use of funds, and competition strategies, as appropriate. www.ed.gov
Slide 40: >>>>enhancing education through technology Benefits  Whole State Educational Technology Plan is submitted and reviewed  Funds may be awarded more quickly – but only by a few weeks at best. www.ed.gov
Slide 41: >>>>enhancing education through technology What You Can Start Doing Now:  Provide comments on consolidated application.  Don’t wait for application packages! Begin: – Cross-walking State plans and elements in the statute - see what’s missing. – Developing responses to the requirements. – Thinking about evaluation www.ed.gov strategies and indicators.
Slide 42: >>>>enhancing education through technology Questions??? www.ed.gov

   
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