The K12HSN is a state program which works in conjunction with several other state initiatives to support technology for improved teaching and learning.
The administration of K-12 Education Technology in California is decentralized with several small programs administered by the state and most initiatives contracted to County Offices of Education. The State Board of Education sets policy direction for the selection of online curricular resources and strongly encourages online professional development efforts to ensure programs focus on state's standards.
The California State Department of Education has established the Education Technology Office to administer programs and coordinate the contracted initiatives. A primary focus of the unit is to guide the state department's education technology policies and initiatives and facilitate federally funded technology efforts in the state.
California Department of Education has partnered with Apple, Inc. to launch CDE
on iTunes U as a central clearinghouse of easily accessible high quality
professional development for teachers and education administrators. Now you can
download lectures, discussions, audiobooks, podcasts, and many other forms of
educational content from the CDE on iTunes U for free.
CLRN Under the Technology Services Unit of the California Department of Education, the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) identifies supplemental materials in electronic forms which meet California curriculum frameworks and standards. The CLRN identified materials may be used by local school districts in addition to the primary instructional materials for courses. CLRN provides a one stop information source accessible to curriculum specialists and districts for online/electronic resources. http://www.clrn.org
CTAP The California Technology Assistance Program (CTAP) provides assistance to local school districts and schools to integrate technology into teaching and learning. Organized on a regional basis, there are 11 CTAP offices focusing on the use of educational technology and the support necessary to provide professional development opportunities and share online educational resource information. The five focus areas are: Staff Development, Technical assistance, Information learning resources, Telecommunications infrastructure, Coordination and funding. http://www.myctap.org
Using Educators - CUE's goal is to advance student achievement through
technology in all disciplines from preschool through college. With an
active current membership of thousands of educational professionals, CUE
supports many regional affiliates and Special Interest Groups.
Affiliates provide CUE members with local year-round support through
meetings, grants, events and mini-conferences. CUE Conferences are California’s premier educational technology events. http://www.cue.org
TechSETS TechSETS operates an online interactive help desk and works with counties and districts to establish professional development programs specifically addressing identified skill needs. Technical support is contracted through the San Diego County Office of Education. http://www.techsets.org
TICAL TICAL provides professional development for district and site administrators that focuses on digital school leadership in the areas of data driven decision making and integrating technology into all facets of school administration. The services are contracted through the Santa Cruz County Office of Education. http://www.portical.org
CETPA CETPA is an association of Educational Technology Professionals (technologists) within the State of California. Founded in 1960, the major emphasis of the association's activities are directed towards improving Administrative Information Processing in public education within the State of California and to prepare its membership to better meet and support the technological needs of the Instructional Program. http://www.cetpa.net