Enhancing Education Through Technology in WV
The Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Program was established as part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The goals of the EETT program are:
- to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in schools,
- to assist every student in crossing the digital divide by ensuring that every student is technologically literate by the end of the 8th grade,
- to encourage the effective integration of technology with teacher training and curriculum development to establish successful research-based methods.
Round 8, ARRA Competitive and Round 9 EETT grant award recipients receive plaques at WV Technology Conference luncheon in Charleston, WV.
Technology Model Schools
The Technology Model School (TMS) program is designed to meet the EETT program goals and to provide support and professional development so that all teachers and administrators will be proficient in the implementation, use, and integration of technology and 21st century teaching and learning. The program has proven results in increasing student achievement.
Based on research and reflecting the recommendations of the West Virginia State Technology Plan, the program’s focus is to have a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) who will provide and/or coordinate appropriate professional development activities for all teachers and administrators in the included school(s).
Over a 3-year period starting in 2007, the goal of this model is to achieve the following:
- Help middle and high school teachers integrate technology into their teaching practice by providing the personnel, resources, and access necessary to implement TMS.
- Provide the necessary personnel, resources, access, professional development, and student instruction to produce technologically literate students by the eighth grade, to continue to assist students in the acquisition and application of technology skills in the high school environment, and to have a significant impact on the academic achievement of the school's student population.
- Study the TMS model on a statewide basis as it is implemented in the middle and high school setting.
- The present focus of EETT funding is for middle/high schools based on previous funding of elementary schools and the need to move the TIS program to the next programmatic level.
EETT Technology Integration Specialist accountability is demonstrated by weekly reporting, monthly plans, participation in an online learning community and involvement in addressing issues in the school technology plan. In addition, the TIS work with an outside evaluator throughout the school year to ensure teacher and student participation in surveys. Read excerpts from last year's evaluation (Round 6):
The Technology Model Schools Program and 21st Century Skills Development, 2008-09: Evaluation Report (PDF file)
The Technology Model Schools Program and 21st Century Skills Development, 2008-09: Evaluation Report (Word docx file)
Powerpoint summarizing Round 6 evaluation report
Evaluating EETT in West Virginia
Using Technology To Measure Technology
WV State Technology Plan
If you have questions or would like technical assistance with the EETT grant in West Virginia, please contact Lori Whitt at email@example.com or John Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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TIS in several counties have been instrumental in assisting schools in implementing successful one-to-one initiatives.
EETT TIS Working Website