2006 Funding Handbook - Tech Learning

2006 Funding Handbook

This first annual Funding Handbook addresses what has remained the most important challenge in education technology since the days when computers were "microcomputers" and teachers wrote their own code: finding funding. In 1980, the third edition of the publication now known as Technology & Learning featured a
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This first annual Funding Handbook addresses what has remained the most important challenge in education technology since the days when computers were "microcomputers" and teachers wrote their own code: finding funding. In 1980, the third edition of the publication now known as Technology & Learning featured a comprehensive guide to grant funding; some things never change.

But we're facing fresh challenges daily. At press time, industry leaders were responding with alarm to a Federal House Subcommittee vote proposing the elimination of the Enhancing Education through Technology program. To survive in this climate, creative approaches are key. This compendium of new and "best of" tips and resources is designed to help your district not just survive, but thrive.

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Need help on grants, E-Rate, and more? Look no further than these online resources. Grant Opportunities GrantsAlert Grants.gov Grant Wrangler School Funding Center School Funding Services (Red Rock Reports and MDR) SchoolGrants techLEARNING.com grants database (Technology & Learning) Technology Grant

Federal Funds for Technology

I know that I can use Title II funds for technology and training. What other federal funding sources allow spending for technology? The No Child Left Behind Act emphasizes the importance of technology use in all facets of K-12 education, both as an instructional tool and as a tool for assessment and evaluation.

Funding for Professional Development

Our current budget situation is making it more difficult to fund professional development for technology use just at the time when the staff recognizes the need for more training. Do you have any suggestions? Title II, Part D of No Child Left Behind funds technology initiatives and includes a requirement that 25%

National Science Foundation-funded Common Core Math Program Released

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt today announced the latest edition of Math Expressions Common Core 2013, an elementary National Science Foundation-funded (NSF) program that addresses the Common Core State Standards, the Standards for Mathematical Practices, and the Common Core Learning Progressions.

Private Schools and Planning for Federal Funding

I’m assisting with the update of our district’s technology plan. We intend to apply for Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) funds. One committee member suggested we are required to include private schools in this plan. Is this true? Private schools are eligible to share EETT funds with public school

Funds for Conferences

Educational and technology conferences present excellent opportunities for professional development, as well as giving hard-working teachers the chance to feel professional. But finding the money and time for teachers to attend conferences is getting tougher. You can help your teachers create a plan that justifies why

Has EETT Funding Made a Difference?

I’m preparing a report for a board meeting and need to include information about the national impact of Title II, Part D (Enhancing Education Through Technology) funding. Is there one place where I can easily access this information? The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)