FY10 - Engaging AP Students Through Mobile Handheld Computing
The Instructional Technology Division of the Georgia Department of Education announces the FY10 Title II-D Competitive grant pending final State Board of Education approval on November 5, 2009.
According to ESEA legislation and US-ED Program Guidance, the primary goal of this program is to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology. The FY10 Title IID Competitive grant titled Engaging AP Students Through Mobile Handheld Computing will specifically address three identified areas of need:
- To improve the quality of Advanced Placement (AP) programs as measured by AP exam scores;
- To increase enrollments in AP classes statewide, thereby providing a broader spectrum of learners with access to college-level courses in the supportive atmosphere of a high school classroom;
- To increase the diversity of students who choose to enroll in AP courses to more accurately reflect the demographics of the school as a whole.
In addition, the FY10 Title IID Engaging AP Students Through Mobile Handheld Computing Competitive grant shall:
- Provide a mechanism by which Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) will provide regular use of digital learning resources by AP students inside and/or outside the classroom that is aligned to authorized AP course syllabi;
- Provide face-to-face, blended, and online job-embedded professional learning tailored to ensure successful implementation in each AP grant classroom supporting extensive use and evaluation of online academic resources relevant to each AP course. The handheld vendor and the Educational Technology Centers (ETCs) will provide the job-embedded professional learning and support for implementation of the grant outcomes, which includes periodic formative evaluation, classroom observations, instructional and technical support for the grantee's classrooms.