Government Technology: School districts’ educational technology teams, composed of educators skilled in helping teachers integrate ed tech tools and resources into their instruction, have long stood on shifting sands. As districts’ budgets rise and fall, so do their commitments to funding district-level ed tech personnel.
Over the past 20-plus years, most districts have prioritized funding for ed tech stuff — classroom computing devices and instructional software. But not so much for ed tech staff. And during this time of year when districts are firming up their budgets for the next school year, some are reconsidering the value of their ed tech teams.