The Educational Technology Support Center Director at each of the nine ESD’s meets regularly with technology directors from districts in its region to disseminate information, plan regional efforts and to develop the leadership skills of the district technology leaders. Other ways in which the ETSC’s provide leadership include:
Assist districts in the writing of their strategic district technology
plans. This not only helps them coordinate their efforts with technology
purchases and implementations, but it also ensures their continued eligibility
for eRate discounts and federal technology grants.
Provide districts with quality assessment and planning methods called ETSC Tools. These electronic tools help teachers assess their own technology competencies, schools assess their integrated use of technology, and districts evaluate the status of their district technology efforts.
Assist districts with the selection and procurement of online curriculum and staff development products.