Superintendent’s Memo #051-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

February 17, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Enhancing Education through Technology Competitive Grant Resources

In January 2010, the Department of Education (DOE) awarded Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT) competitive grants funded by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The EETT competitive grants were awarded to Radford University (in partnership with Pulaski County Public Schools), Shenandoah Valley Technology Consortium (in partnership with Harrisonburg Public Schools), WHRO Technology Consortium (in partnership with Norfolk Public Schools), Alexandria Public Schools, and Roanoke Public Schools.

Recipients used grant funds to implement programs that stimulate the use of educational technology to improve teaching and learning. Since 2010, the grant recipients have developed a variety of resources such as educational apps and online professional development that are available at no cost to all school divisions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Information on the programs implemented by the grant recipients, the resources available to all school divisions, and links to Web sites developed by the grant recipients is available on the DOE competitive grants Web page. Click here to view the Web page.

Questions regarding Enhancing Education through Technology competitive grants should be directed to Mark Saunders, educational technology specialist, at mark.saunders@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-0307.

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