IID Funds are no longer available to school districts in the US; however, Hamblen County still leads the charge of providing our students with the most up-to-date technology and learning strategies available to us.
Title II, Part D funds were federal monies which came available to local districts several years ago. The goal of the Ed Tech program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools. It is designed to assist every student in becoming technologically literate by the end of eighth grade. Ed Tech program funds are also designated for effectively integrating technology resources and systems with professional development and curriculum development to promote research-based instructional methods that can be widely replicated.
- To provide professional development to teachers, principals, and other school staff through the services of a technology trainer,
- To provide support of an effective technology infrastructure, and
- To support technology efforts to promote parent and family involvement and communication.