2010 Full National Trends Report: Innovation Through State Leadership
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2010 SETDA National Trends Press Release
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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is pleased to release its seventh annual report on the technology section (Enhancing Education Through Technology, Title II, Part D) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, herein referred to as Title II-D. This annual report provides a national perspective on Title II-D for federal fiscal year (FY) 2008 (2008-09 school year), as well as emergent trends based on data from the past seven years. Data presented here are based on surveys completed in fall 2009 by state educational technology directors from the 50 states, and reports from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
Title II-D is the only federal education program with funds explicitly targeted to support state and local effective uses of educational technology in the classroom, schools, and districts. It serves as a complement to investments through other federal programs, including E-Rate, Title I, and IDEA. The legislation identifies the program purposes as: (1) improve academic achievement through technology, (2) assist every student in crossing the digital divide, and (3) integrate technology into teacher training and curriculum development resulting in research-based instruction. Districts have the option to transfer limited funds between programs and have reported, on average over the last seven years, a positive net effect for Title II-D programs. In addition, ED reserves Title II-D funds for national activities, which fund initiatives such as national research and evaluation, the development of the National Educational Technology Plan, program meetings, and monitoring visits. Unlike Title I, which targets mostly elementary schools, Title II-D funds are disproportionately used to support secondary schools (middle and high).
2010 Educational Technology Trends
- Scaling Up Success. States continued to provide educational technology leadership by focusing EETT investments on student-centric, research-based, technology-rich learning environments that advance state and federal goals.
- Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness. For the seventh year in a row, states reported offering a wide range of professional development - including coaching and mentoring - as a key leverage point for extracting a learning return on their EETT technology investments.
- Using Data to Inform Learning, Teaching, and Leadership. EETT investments are increasing the capacity of educators to access, analyze, and use data effectively to inform learning, teaching, and leadership.
- Increasing Academic Achievement. EETT investments continue to focus on technology-enhanced teaching and learning innovations that demonstrate positive gains in the core academic areas.
- Driving Innovation and New Educational Models. Educators are taking advantage of EETT investments in Web 2.0, interactive technologies, and broadband, by embracing technology-enhanced learning strategies that include online learning, use of open and digital content, and web-based professional communities of practice.
- Fostering Excellence, Equity and Innovation in K-12 Education through Technology: A Successful State-Federal Partnership on May 17th, 2010. Access additional information.
These briefings will highlight key trends from the recently released 2010 SETDA National Educational Technology Trends Report, “Innovation through State Leadership,” and illustrate the crucial role the current Enhancing Education Through Technology (ESEA, Title II, Part D) program plays in state and national school reform and improvement efforts. In addition, panelists will highlight the need for sustained support for state and local educational technology leadership and capacity to ensure continued innovation and improvement in teaching and learning for all students.