eTech Ohio is a one-stop source for administrators, educators, technology support staff and public media entities seeking a wide range of information for successful research, planning, funding acquisition, implementation and operation of education technology. We offer guidance throughout the planning process; collect and disperse important data, including best practices from successful educational technology experiences; and continually search for new methods to enhance the learning experience using today’s technology.
The E-Rate Technical Assistance Program is available to eligible K-12 schools and public libraries, providing affordable access to modern telecommunications and information services.
The TPT guides districts in the development of an educational technology plan, which is a requirement for participation in most eTech Ohio grant and funding programs and part of the federal E-Rate Discount Program.
New in 2012: Starting in 2012, eTech Ohio will broaden our efforts to collect state educational technology data by requesting participation in the national Speak Up survey.
The Biennial Educational Technology Assessment is a two-year K-12 public school self-reported building survey that collects and distributes data regarding technology accessibility and usage in Ohio's public schools. Teacher surveys previously held as part of BETA will now be facilitated through Speak Up.
Ohio received approximately $23.9 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s Title II-D grant. eTech Ohio is providing guidance throughout the application, funding and reporting processes to ensure the greatest use of these funds.