Created in 2005 to consolidate the state's investment in the telecommunications networks used by Ohio's public broadcasters and the K-12 community, the eTech Ohio Commission is charged with enhancing learning through the use of technology for Ohioans of all ages, and leveraging shared networking to utilize available resources more efficiently.
In partnership with fellow agencies, media partners, and thought leaders, we develop programs using best practices to aid educators and learning organizations in acquiring, integrating and sustaining educational technology for Ohio classrooms.
As the state agency charged with empowering learning through technology, eTech Ohio:
- Supports a statewide telecommunications infrastructure that links classrooms and public broadcasting affiliates to each other and the Internet;
- Provides funding, technical and telecommunications services to public broadcasters and the K-12 community;
- Offers P-20 educators and professionals the face-to-face and online professional development and training they need to successfully integrate technology and learning;
- Administers funding for Educational Technology entities to support the development of multimedia educational materials; and
- Provides teacher training and the development of educational resources to foster skilled, consistent and effective integration of technology throughout the curriculum aligned to academic content standards.
To provide the leadership and support that promotes access to and use of all forms of educational technology needed to advance the education and accelerate the learning of the citizens of Ohio.
The current strategic plan was adopted in November, 2011 and seeks to:
eTech Ohio was charged with preparing and submitting Ohio’s Educational Technology Plan in 2009. The Plan is intended to guide eTech Ohio, administrators and educators in our combined mission to integrate technology into the classroom.