Federal Legislation / Program Regulations / CFDA Reference
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended, Title II, Part D- Enhancing Education through Technology / EDGAR / CFDA No. 84.318
Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) is a federal program whose primary goal is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. Other goals are to help all students become technologically literate by the end of the eighth grade and to integrate technology with teacher training and curriculum development to establish research-based instructional methods that can be widely implemented.
Local Educational Agency’s (LEAs) are eligible for EETT Formula if they received funds under Part A of Title I. The amount of formula funding is based on the LEAs proportionate share of funds it receives under Part A of Title I to the statewide totals. No application is necessary. If the LEA has an approved technology plan, the CDE will automatically send the grant award (AO-400) to all eligible LEAs by the end of each year.
Education Technology Plans
As a condition to receiving any technology grants administered by the CDE, the LEA must have a current three to five year education technology plan approved by the CDE. For information on education technology plans, see the Education Technology Plan Information page or view a technology plan status. For assistance in revising or creating a new education technology plan, contact your local California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) technology plan coordinator.
Last Updated (Thursday, 28 July 2011 08:21)
EETT Funding CUT
Send a Letter Today and Visit Your Representative Next Week
As Congress continues to debate the FY11 budget, it has never been more important that your federal legislators know how important the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program is for your students.
Last week, leadership in the House of Representatives introduced legislation that would eliminate funding for the EETT program in the 2011 budget. Starting next school year, this cut will eliminate all federal funding for educational technology. The President’s proposed budget also completely eliminated the EETT program in FY12.
ARRA EETT Competitive Grant
The following recorded online webinars on the ARRA EETT Competitive Grant are to assist awardees in complying with the program requirements:
Video #1 Overview and Evaluation
Video #2 Reporting Requirements
Video #3 Filling out Expenditure Reports
For the latest information on this grant, see the CDE Web site at:
Last Updated (Wednesday, 26 January 2011 15:08)
The use of media in the 21st century classroom is becoming more and more prevalent and important, however, are we using copyrighted materials in legal and ethical ways? The recording and film industries recount numerous stories of illegal downloading and peer to peer file sharing by students, so clearly there is need for more instruction for students. But as teachers, do we really understand Copyright and Fair Use, and has our district established clear guidelines?
Section 107 of the Copyright Act allows for fair use of copyrighted materials. Yet what this means exactly is confusing to students, teachers, school districts, and even lawyers. Teachers ask, “Can I use a part of this video in a lesson?” or “Can my students use an entire song in a presentation?” The answer may vary according to whom you ask. Sometimes, the teacher may be given Hall Davidson’s Copyright and Fair Use Guide for Teachers (http://www.halldavidson.net/copyright_chart.pdf), or the teacher may be asked to follow adopted practices aligned to Temple University’s Media Education Lab (http://mediaeducationlab.com/). Both can be good resources to end the Copyright and Fair Use confusion, and are a great starting point to help districts formalize and communicate their Fair Use policies.
A great resource for finding licensed images and other media is www.creativecommons.org. This site allows creators to upload their images, music or videos and license their works that can then be legally modified or adapted for use by others. Teachers and students can use Creative Commons to search sites like Google and flickr to find these licensed works. The licensing restrictions are noted, however, in most cases, all the creator asks in exchange is for attribution by citing the URL. This website helps students understand the legal issues of copyright and enables them to use media legally and ethically.
CTAP Region 8
Last Updated (Tuesday, 04 January 2011 10:44)
On December 16, the California Department of Education (CDE) posted the Request for Applications (RFA) for $5.5 million in new Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Competitive grants. The maximum district grant under this program is approximately $300,000. Schools previously funded through the ARRA or No Child Left Behind EETT Competitive process ARE ELIGIBLE to apply for Round 9 EETT-C funds.
An eligible applicant who submitted an application for the ARRA EETT-C program in October of 2009 may choose to substitute the score from that application for use in Round 9 of the EETT-C. However, districts will not be notified what those scores were. The scores from the October 2009 ARRA EETT C applications and the scores from new Round 9 applicants will be merged for ranking and awarding purposes. LEAs opting to use their October 2009 ARRA EETT C score are only required to submit Form 1- Application Title Page. If the LEA is awarded a Round 9 EETT-C grant, the LEA will be required to revise their goals, timelines and budget forms to reflect the revised award amount.
The RFA is available on the CDE Web site at http://www.cde.ca.gov/fg/fo/r5/eettc10rfa.asp. The RFA details the funding structure, funding priorities, and programmatic requirements of the EETT Competitive grant program.
The application must be received by the CDE no later than 5 p.m. on February 1, 2011.
For more information about the EETT Competitive Grant, please visit the CDE’s website.
For additional support from CTAP, see the Recorded Online Webinar on EETT Competitive Round 9 or contact your local CTAP office.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:29)
In this TICALevision episode, Landmark Elementary school in Pajaro Valley Unified School District regularly implements technology. Principal Jennifer Wildman has a vision of purchasing small amounts of technology year after year with the hopes of becoming a model school for technology integration. Hear from Jennifer and her staff on how integrating Flip cameras have increased teacher effectiveness by providing teachers with videos of their classrooms which aides in the critical evaluation of each others’ methods.
Last Updated (Monday, 20 December 2010 13:42)
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