- Professional Development
- Tech Planning
The California Technology Assistance Project of Region 10 (RIMS CTAP) is a public organization that provides educational technology support and professional development. RIMS CTAP has a staff of expert educators who train teachers and administrators in the use of educational technology to improve student learning.
The NEA Foundation makes $2,000 and $5,000 grants to practicing US public school teachers in grades K-12 to fund participation in high-quality professional development experience. Grants of $2000 are made to individuals to fund such activities as summer institutes or action research. Grants of $5000 are made available to groups to fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. All professional development must improve practice, curriculum, and student achievement. Grant funds may be used for fees, travel expenses, books, or other materials that enable applicants to learn subject matter, instructional approaches, and skills.
The ThinkQuest International 2006 Competition winners have been announced! This year 658 student-created web sites were entered into Phase I Judging, which took place online. Age Division and Global Perspective finalists were then advanced into Phase II Judging, a new live judging event that occurred at Oracle U.S.A. Headquarters.
Visit the ThinkQuest Winners Page at http://www.thinkquest.org/winners/ for more details. There you will find links to the winning sites, now housed in the ThinkQuest Library.
Attention Educators! Each year, we look for dynamic and innovative presentations that offer real-world hands-on best practice solutions to the problems educators and administrators from around the world are trying to resolve. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing technology conference that will bring you and your ideas to the attention of technology-using educators! Deadline for Submission of Presentation is September 25, 2006. The URL for submitting a proposal is: http://briannewberry.com/phpstuff/tc06/
Another school year is coming to a close, and we want to take this opportunity to recognize the 31 school districts that have surpassed 80% completion for EdTechProfile during the 2005-2006 school year.
In a pilot project between Google and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the public now has free online access to more than 100 historic video clips.
68% of teachers in Region 10 prefer technology-related professional development on school days!