Educational Technology

Educational Technology Resources

The following resources represent:

  1. Projects funded directly by the Vermont Agency of Education through grants or other means
  2. Projects that are not funded but either recommended or supported in other ways by the Vermont Agency of Education

This list of resources is meant to provide assistance to schools when planning around the development of strong technology programs to support learning in classrooms of the 21st Century.

Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions (EES) Agreement Details

The two documents attached here provide details on the EES agreement that Microsoft recently signed with the State of Vermont. It is a 3 year agreement, and provides competitive pricing for schools wishing to purchase Microsoft products. The Agency of Education provides this as a service to schools and wishes to make clear to schools that this is an OPT-IN opportunity. To best serve your schools and districts, review the materials carefully to determine if they meet a current need.

Transformation and Technology: A New Way of Learning (Classroom Scenarios)

These classroom scenarios were created in the fall of 2009 by a group of educators coordinated through a Title II grant. Divided into sections based on grade clusters and NETS-S 2007 standards (National Education Technology Standards) for technology and learning, they provide example "scenarios" of what one might see in classroom as each of the standard areas are addresses. Scenarios include the use of Web 2.0 tools, best practice teaching methods and innovative uses of technology in all grade level classrooms. School leaders should use this resources to gain knowledge on what is possible, teachers should use this resource to help design meaningful lesson practices that integrate technology. NOTE: The scenarios may also be downloaded in PDF format using the following link:

Information Technology Grade Expectations (2010)

Use this link to view the recently completed update to the Technology Grade Expectations. A grade expectation (GE) is a stated objective that relates directly to a Vermont standard and associated evidences. A GE differentiates performance on content knowledge or skills between adjacent grade levels and describe clearly what students will do to show that they understand a designated concept. As a set, GEs should lead to focused, coherent, and developmentally appropriate instruction without narrowing the curriculum and can be used for local curriculum and assessment development.

Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VTVLC)

The VTVLC is providing online learning opportunities to students across the state. In its initial year, the VTVLC has orchestrated 7 partnership regions across the state with courses in a variety of curriculum areas available to high school students. Summer school opportunities are also available. Visit the Use the link above for additional details. (Originally Funded by ARRA)

Learning Network (LNV) of Vermont

The LNV is a school-based video-conferencing system that supports school-to-school collaborations, virtual field trips, distance learning opportunities and access to meetings/trainings for staff members. The above link will take you to the LNV wiki which has numerous resources about the LNV and videoconferencing in general. For more information, contact Sigrid Olson at (802) 479-1156 or sigrid.olson@state.vt.us.

Questions?

Peter Drescher at peter.drescher@state.vt.us or (802) 479-1169

Page Last Updated on July 24, 2014