Ed Tech Support Center (ETSC) Services
|ESD 101's Ed Tech Support Center provides a variety of services to districts in the region. |
Professional development opportunities
Support for technology planning
Internet safety programs
Try Before You Buy tech loan program
Resources for educators
Group purchasing opportunities
Through the statewide ETSC Program, regional ETSC directors collaborate on projects. The Statewide Ed Tech Support Center Program website includes additional resources and activities.
Thinkfinity Training and Support
Thinkfinity provides no-cost, standards-based Internet content, developed by the nation's content experts for the K-12 teacher and classroom. Resources found on the Thinkfinity web site [/] and the six partner web sites offer teachers invaluable educational resources, and the program offers free training, across the country, so that teachers learn how to use this rich content in their classrooms daily. The ETSC program is the lead vehicle for:
The goals of Peer Coaching are to foster the systematic integration of technology into classrooms by training teachers to become coaches for other teachers in their schools. Washington State ETSCs are partnering with Microsoft to deliver this program. For more information on the Peer Coaching program, contact Brent Howard at email@example.com or call 509-323-2734.
|About the Ed Tech Support Center Program |
Our vision is of schools that are lively and productive, where all students and teachers are fully engaged in the learning process through the effective integration of teaching, curriculum and technology.
ETSC Mission Statement
To optimize student learning by providing statewide leadership, models, professional development, technical assistance and ongoing support for the effective, appropriate and visionary use of technology.
--ETSC Legislative Proposal
To increase the capacity of schools and school districts to improve school and student success through the effective use of technology, the Educational Technology Support Centers will provide services in the following areas:
Increased Student Achievement
Shared Technology Vision in Washington K-12 Schools