|Ed Tech Advocacy Summary-2015-04-23|
- An amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, which passed the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions last week in a 22-0 vote, would set aside funding for ed tech. (This is ESEA/NCLB)
- Under the Innovative Technology Expands Childrens' Horizons amendment, competitive grants would be available to states for implementing ed tech professional development, expanding ed tech resources to schools in rural and underserved communities, and offering online courses for advanced students.
- The amendment would also require schools applying for the grants to verify that they had completed a technology readiness survey, which EdSurge postulates could potentially be the U.S. Department of Education's Future Ready District Assessment.
|Congratulations! Your voice was heard!|
|On April 15, 2015, the senate committee that has jurisdiction over federal education programs listened to your voice and voted to include a dedicated digital learning program to its version of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Your letters were a critical element in passing the Innovative Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (I-TECH) program.|
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Is your organization planning a tech event? Do you know of any tech events that would be of interest to NJAET members? Now you can submit such events for posting on this website. Just go to the Technology Event Calendar Form and fill in the information. You can view information on these events by going to the User-Generated Technology Event Spreadsheet. Should you need to change any information after an event has been submitted, please contact email@example.com with the change(s).
|ISTE Supports $200 Million in EETT Funding|
On March 26, 2015, ISTE sent a letter urging support for President Obama's $200 million funding request for EETT in his FY 16 Budget to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House of Representatives in Washington. A large number of organizations (including NJAET) — representing educators, state and local education leaders, publishers, and the high‐tech industry — have also signed the letter asking them to provide $200 million for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program in the final FY 16 Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations bill.
Read the Letter to The Senate. Read the Letter to The House.
|Check the Events section of this website for information on EDnado 2015!|
|NJAET SIG: E-Textiles and Wearable Technology|
|Coming in March and April - Wear-a-Palooza: Adventures in Wearable Tech and E-Textiles. For further information on this event of interest to members of this NJAET Special Interest Group...|
|Win a Trip to ISTE 2015!|
|Publish your learning activities and win a trip to ISTE 2015!|
|Save the Date - ISTE 2015|
|Updated information on ISTE 2015.|
|New Section of the Website|
Thanks to Denise Harlem, an NJAET Executive Board member, there is a new section on the website - Tech Tips. Tech Tips is an extensive compilation of websites for teachers and they are arranged so that sites with similar functions are grouped together. If you have any comments or additions to make to this section of the website, please contact Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|You are inspiring!|
|We’re looking for educators like you, whose innovative use of technology has improved learning and teaching. Nominate yourself, a colleague, or your school or district for an ISTE award, and help us showcase the work that is changing lives!|
|Core Curriculum Content Standard 8|
|Implementation of the new standard in schools begins with the 2015-2016 school year so curriculum development should be planned out in the near future as well as PD to assist.|
|Tech Talk Live 2015|
|Registration for Tech Talk Live 2015 is now open!|
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