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Make your voice heard in support of Ed Tech!
by Terra Graves (Moodle Admin) - Thursday, March 7, 2013, 10:07 AM
 

Ed Tech Action and YOU

Join a growing number of educators across the nation who are “Making Their Voice Heard” in support of education technology. ETAN provides a forum for educators and others to engage in the political process and project a unified voice in support of a common cause – improving teaching and learning through the systemic use of technology. ETAN’s mission is to influence public policy-makers at the federal, state and local levels and to increase public investment in the competitiveness of America’s classrooms and students.

 
ACT NOW to urge your Representative to Co-sponsor the new comprehensive education technology bill—the Transforming Education Through Technology Act!
 

On February 5th, House Education & the Workforce Ranking Member George Miller (D-CA) introduced the Transforming Education Through Technology Act (H.R. 521). Endorsed strongly by CoSN and ISTE, this bill would establish a $500 million block grant program to support school technology infrastructure and professional learning needs and a $250 million competitive grant program to promote innovative technology programs in schools nationwide. With no dedicated federal funding for education technology and education technology professional learning since 2010, this legislation will help jump start the conversations we need to have to ensure that our students and educators are equipped with 21st Century skills. Ultimately, this legislation will take significant steps to make sure that our teachers are prepared to personalize student learning and schools have the infrastructure to deliver online assessments in 2014.

 

Log onto www.edtechactionnetwork.org to see how you can make a difference.


 
The California ETAN effort is collaboratively managed by CUE and CEPTA volunteers.