H.R. 1889 (107th): To improve the utilization of educational technologies in elementary and secondary education by creating an educational technology extension service.

May 17, 2001 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee)
James Barcia
Representative for Michigan's 5th congressional district
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May 17, 2001
10 pages

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 17, 2001
Referred to Committee May 17, 2001

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Authorizes the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), in cooperation with the Secretary of Education and the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to provide assistance for the creation and support of regional centers for the utilization of educational technologies (ETU Centers). Allows ETU Centers to be established at any intermediate school district, regional education service agency, institution of higher education, or consortium of such entities, and to include the participation of non-profit entities.Requires ETU Centers to enhance the use of educational technologies in elementary and secondary education through:
(1) advice to school administrators, school boards, and teachers on adopting and using new educational technologies and the usefulness of local schools' existing educational technology assets and infrastructure;
(2) participation of individuals from the private sector, universities, State and local governments, and other Federal agencies;
(3) active dissemination of technical and management information about the use of educational technologies; and
(4) appropriate use of the expertise and capabilities that exist in Federal laboratories and Federal agencies.Requires ETU Centers' activities to include:
(1) active transfer and dissemination of research findings and ETU Center expertise to local school authorities;
(2) training of teachers in integrating schools' existing educational technology infrastructure into their instructional design;
(3) training and advising of teachers, administrators, and school board members in acquiring, using, and supporting educational technologies;
(4) support services to teachers, administrators, and school board members; and
(5) advising of teachers, administrators, and school board members on current skill set standards employed by private industry.

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