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The Office of Instructional Technology provides statewide integrated technology initiatives, programs and projects for PreK-12 public schools and career, technical and adult education centers. The implementations include comprehensive components such as planning, hardware, software, infrastructure, professional development, instructional utilization, evaluations and assessment.

The web site lists the various partnerships and programs that advance the goals of the West Virginia Board of Education for 21st century teaching and learning. The progress to meet these goals is based on the valuable work of each district and school technology contact in conjunction with the Office of Instructional Technology.


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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Enhancing Education Through Technology funds

West Virginia has received $3,950,012 from the federal government through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) program. 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.
The funds will be used for both Formula and Competitive grants.

One half of the funds ($1,876,256) will be used for Formula grants. Counties that receive Title 1 funds will receive that same percentage of ARRA EETT Formula funds. Since all counties in WV receive some Title 1 funds, all counties will receive Formula funds. The Office of Technology has developed an ARRA EETT Formula application that is part of the five year technology plan. Counties will receive formula funds upon completion and approval of the formula application and receipt in the Office of Instructional Technology of the signed assurances form. Please review the guidelines for details.

ARRA EETT Formula application guidelines

ARRA Formula amounts per county-Revised 8.21.2009

One half of the funds ($1,876,256) will be used for Competitive grants. Eligible local entities may apply for the competitive grants. Due to the ARRA funding span of approximately two years, the ARRA EETT Competitive award will be a onetime amount to be utilized over this time period. The maximum amount of any grant award is $187,625.60. Grant application due date is October 16, 2009. Please review the application for details. ARRA EETT Competitive application

Please contact Karen Karr at 304-558-7880 or by email at kkarr@access.k12.wv.us for more information.