Texas plans to purchase math blending learning curricula, in hopes of raising achievement scores in specific districts across the state. The School Board of Broward County, Fla. wants a professional development management system, and Clear Creek Independent School District, Tex. seeks a server update.
With more computing devices and ed-tech tools flowing into K-12 classrooms, teachers need increased training in how to make them meaningful in instruction, but vendors face challenges in funding.
Indiana is looking to build a statewide English-language learner database, and Colorado wants ad early literacy assessment tool for grades K-3. Hawaii seeks a professional development and an evaluation system.
Mississippi searches for applicants to operate 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Maryland wants a learning management system for its career and technology education pathway.
Maryland’s largest district seeks a middle school online math curriculum, and a Mississippi district wants an online professional learning platform.
Teachers who take online PD are more likely to become “self-directed” users of tech-based professional learning, a survey by Project Tomorrow suggests.
Kevin Connors, the director of personalized learning for the Chicago public schools, outlines the role of principals in making decisions about instruction and ed-tech purchasing.
Buffalo eyes professional development and digital resources, and Arlington Public Schools, Va. wants help with data migration and system implementation.
The Orange County public schools in Florida have devoted $142 million to technology, and they are carefully monitoring the impact of that investment.
Cost, and equitable student access to digital tools, are huge factors chief technology officers and other district administrators expect to grapple with in making decisions about ed-tech adoption over the next five years.