- 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.
EdTech Classroom Conference 2010 is the place for educators and those who are interested in education to learn how technology is impacting teaching and learning in the Inland Empire. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues, and share and discuss ways to effectively integrate technology into the standards-based curriculum.
Finding low cost, high quality professional development is always a challenge, which is why RIMS CTAP is pleased to announce the Annual Cahuilla CUE Mini-Tech Fair: Coffee, Tea and Technology on Saturday, October 2 from 8:30 - 12:30 at Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City. Take this opportunity to learn new skills, network with colleagues, and find out how you can join CUE and apply for the $1,000 Cahuilla CUE Grant!
The CDE has posted the EETT American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Formula awards. The ARRA funds are a one-time source of funds that supplement the $270 million of EETT federal funding made available under the regular appropriation for FY 2009. California’s share of ARRA funds for EETT is over $71 million, 50% as formula and 50% on a competitive basis. Formula funds are available to eligible districts who have a state-approved Technology Plan.
RIMS CTAP and Verizon Thinkfinity invite educators to a free workshop to become a Verizon Thinkfinity Trainer. This one day workshop will be held on July 13, 2010 at the Riverside County Office of Education.
Join us in hands-on exploration of a variety of technology tools to support student engagement and enhance instruction in your classroom. The 2010 RIMS CTAP Summer Roadshow is a mini-conference, featuring a variety of hands-on sessions for beginning and intermediate proficiency technology using educators. The $40 registration fee allows participants to register for up to four half-day, hands-on workshops covering a wide variety of topics. Registration also includes a flash drive, so participants can save projects and files they work on during the Roadshow.
The California Department of Education has read and scored the ARRA EETT competitive applications, but they will be unable to fund them unless they receive legislative approval. Currently, ARRA Formula and Competitive funds are on hold, with the Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) recommending the funds be used for other state-wide data collection efforts.