States Invited to Participate in Ed Tech Cooperative - Tech Learning

States Invited to Participate in Ed Tech Cooperative

The State of Maine, Department of Education’s Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI)is leading a multi-state procurement process.
Author:
Publish date:

The State of Maine Department of Education’s Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) is leading a multi-state procurement process. The multi-state effort is being carried out in coordination with all the participating National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) members, on an as-requested basis, at various locations throughout the geographic regions of all participating NASPO members. This multi-state group, led by the State of Maine, has a requirement for equipment and services to empower a wireless student-centered, digital learning environment.

The MLTI is the nation's first statewide 1:1 student computing program. Over 150,000 students have participated in the program since its inception in 2002. This procurement seeks the next generation solution for Maine's 1:1 program with an anticipated deployment for the fall of 2013. The states of Hawaii and Vermont have joined Maine to develop this cooperative purchasing opportunity, and other states have expressed interest in participation as well. States may join the cooperative by submitting a letter of Intent to Participatefrom their state's procurement director to NASPO.

States may join the cooperative at anytime, but to be included in the RFP, letters of Intent to Participate should be submitted to NASPO no later than December 12, 2012. School districts should contact their State Procurement division to discuss their state's plans. Completed proposals are due from the vendors on January 11, and results of the RFP process are expected by the end of January.

To download a copy of the Request For Proposals and learn more about the procurement, please visit http://www.maine.gov/mlti/rfp/

Featured

Related

Ed Tech Leader of the Year 2004

By Michael Milone The Technology & Learning Ed Tech Leader of the Year program, sponsored by PLATO Learning, recognizes K-12 educators who demonstrate leadership, vision, and creativity in implementing technology in schools and districts. After poring over entries from all across the United States, and even as far

SETDA releases ed tech report

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has released its annual National Trends Report, revealing new data on the power of technology to increase student achievement and describing the need to equip American children and teachers with the knowledge and

State of the States

 The perennial classroom project is a report on a U.S. state.For today's students this site makes the task easier to complete. Just click on a state to find Websites and information on a particular agriculture, capital city, current news, famous

Equitable Participation

Tip: Can you get equitable participation with online learning activities? Ideally yes. Realistically, don't expect this. Whoever coordinates a project will be taking on more work than other participants in making it all come together. That said, look for ways to encourage others to take their participation as far

DC Ed Tech Show

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are hosting a technology showcase on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Interested stakeholders are invited to attend this event, which examines and demonstrates the role of technology on the future of learning and education.

Ed Tech Leader of the Year 2003

By Michael Milone Every year we identify a special group of educators who we believe are the standard-bearers when it comes to cutting-edge, technology-infused practices. This year is no exception. From changing an entire school's culture to providing students with new curricular opportunities they wouldn't otherwise