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From the ECS State Policy Database
Technology--Teacher/Faculty Training


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
LASigned into law 06/2014P-12Statewide Educational Technology Plan
S.B. 622
Directs the department to develop and implement a statewide educational technology plan. Requires the plan to include certain components related to infrastructure (including broadband access and bandwidth), short-term and long-term goals and standards for scho...

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FLSigned into law 06/2014P-12Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation
H.B. 5101 - Florida Digital Classrooms Allocation
Creates the Florida digital classrooms allocation to support efforts to improve student performance outcomes by integrating technology in classroom teaching and learning. Requires each district to adopt a district digital classrooms plan and to submit the plan...

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NCSigned into law 03/2013P-12Digital Learning Competencies/School Employees.
H.B. 23
Requires that the The State Board of Education, in consultation with local boards of education and the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, reevaluate
and enhance the requirements for renewal of teacher licenses, integrate digital teaching a...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12Digital Instructional Materials Work Group
H.B. 5101 - Digital Instructional Materials Work Group
From bill analysis: Creates the Digital Instructional Materials Work Group. The purpose of the 8 member group is to plan and monitor the implementation of the transition to digital instructional materials. Directs the group to submit a plan to the legislature ...

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CASigned into law 09/2011P-12Education Technology Professional Development Program
S.B. 940 - Education Technology Professional Development Program
From bill summary: Repeals the Education Technology Professional Development Program to provide teacher training on the use of technology in the classroom. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0901-0950/sb_940_bill_20110926_chaptered.pdf...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Digital Learning
S.P. 161
Requires the Commissioner of Education to develop a program of technical assistance, including professional development and training for instruction in digital literacy and the establishment of a clearinghouse for information on the use of online learning reso...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Education Technology Task Force
A.B. 836
Adds Article 15.1., "Education Technology Task Force" to the education code. Defines "technology literacy". Establishes a task force for education technology to make preliminary recommendations on technology literacy model standards for grades 7-12. Specifies ...

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IDAdopted 05/2008P-12TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS
IDAPA 08.02.02
Establishes a statewide goal that teachers and administrators be trained in the use of technology for education.
adm.idaho.gov/adminrules/rules/idapa08/0202.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 08/2007P-12Technology Immersion Pilot Project
S.B. 746
Extends the technology immersion pilot project established by the state board of education for another 3 years. Extends the repeal of provisions concerning the technology immersion pilot project to August 31, 2010. http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/95/SB/PDF/095...

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NYSigned into law 04/2007P-12Instructional Computer Hardware and Technology Equipment Apportionment
S.B. 2107 - Part B, Section 7-a and 7-b
Section 7-a: Adds new section 753 to education code, on instructional computer hardware and technology equipment apportionment. Authorizes a district to be eligible for an apportionment for approved expenses for:
(1) The purchase or lease of micro and/or mini...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Community College
Regional Educational Technology Assistance Center
S.B. 425
Creates the regional educational technology assistance center as a professional development center at New Mexico state university's college of extended learning. The center will provide: (1) technology integration training into teaching and learning; (2) profe...

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WVSigned into law 03/2007P-1221st Century Tools for Schools Technology Initiative
S.B. 603
Establishes the 21st Century Tools for 21st Century Schools Technology Initiative to replace, enhance and fund current technology programs in schools; requires the development of a 21st Century Strategic Technology Learning Plan under the initiative and sets f...

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UTAdopted 01/2007P-12Online Educator Licensure
R277-512
Provides for an online educator licensing process, including definitions, procedures, audits, license applicant and license holder responsibilities, license costs, and standards for licensing records. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-512.htm...

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ILAdopted 10/2006P-12Technology Immersion Pilot Project
23 IAC 365.10, .20, .30, .40, .50, .60
Provides for the distribution of wireless laptop computers, associated hardware and software, and professional development to seven pilot districts in the state. Emergency adoption: Pages 339-346 of 591: http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/index/regi...

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CASigned into law 08/2006P-12Ethical Use of Information Technology
A.B. 307
Requires a school district's education technology plan to include a component to educate pupils and teachers on the appropriate and ethical use of information technology, in the classroom, Internet security, avoiding plagiarism, the concept, purpose, and signi...

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GASigned into law 04/2006P-12Computer Skill Competency and Certification Renewal
H.B. 972
Provides that, should the professional standards commission include a requirement to requirement to demonstrate computer skill competency for certification renewal, the rules and regulations must provide that a certificated educator may elect to meet the requi...

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NYVetoed 08/2004P-12Omnibus Legislation
S.B. 6059
One new section (83-A) of this large bill authorizes the state commissioner to award additional 2004-05 grants for teacher mentors, not to exceed $4,667,000 for a total 2004-05 program of $6 million. A second new section (83-B) provides additional funding for ...

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GASigned into law 05/2004P-12Educational Personnel Continuing Education Online
H.B. 1698
Relating to elementary and secondary education; requires providers of in-service or continuing education for teachers and other professional personnel to offer such in-service or continuing education online; provides for treatment by the Professional Standards...

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IDSigned into law 04/2004P-12Teacher Certification Requirements
H.B. 728
Authorizes a requirement in technology proficiency for teachers; provides exceptions; provides that a waiver process shall be adopted; provides certain limitations for waivers. http://www3.state.id.us/oasis/H0728.html#engr...

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MDSigned into law 05/2002P-12Technology for Teacher Development and Classrooms
H.B. 1197
Includes computer-based technology, CD-ROM discs and web-based resources and courses in the definition of "technology" under this section. Adds Web-based distance-learning resources to list of technology state support can help provide. Includes in purpose of s...

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UTSigned into law 03/2002Postsec.Technology Training
S.B. 181
Relates to higher education technology amendments; modifies the State System of Higher Education by authorizing part of the monies in the Public Education Job Enhancement Program to be used for the technology training of administrators as well as superintenden...

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ALTo governor 05/2001P-12
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Teacher Computer Training
S.B. 212
Relates to teacher education programs; requires instruction and proficiency in the use of computers and other instructional technology in all teacher education programs beginning with the junior class of 2003; requires the State Board of Education to identify ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Master Technology Teachers
H.B. 1475
Requires the commissioner to establish a master technology teacher grant program to encourage teachers to: (1) become certified as master technology teachers; and (2) work with other teachers and with students in order to increase the use of technology in ea...

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OKVetoed 04/2001P-12Career-Technology Professional Certification
H.B. 1914
Creates the Task force on Career-Technology Professional Certification; states purpose....

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GASigned into law 03/2000P-12Omnibus Bill - Technology Training for Teachers
H.B. 1187
Mandates that holders of a renewable certificate must pass a computer skills competency test before they can receive certification renewal. Successful completion of the phase one InTech model training at a state educational technology training center or a Stat...

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Faculty Training/Technology
S.B. 460
Requires the institutes established by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia currently providing in-service training in the effective use of educational technology for teachers, administrators, and librarians in the elementary and secondary school...

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12Technology Training for Adult Education Providers
H.B. 936
Provisions of in-service training in the effective use of educational technology for adult education and literacy program professionals. The training is to be delivered at institutes established by the State Council of Higher Education for providing in-service...

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