- On Wednesday, W. Va. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced a statewide assessment of classroom technology in addition to a partnership with former Gov. Bob Wise's technology integration program, Project 24.
- The collaboration between the state's current and former governors will cost nothing for state and local school systems, and it will encourage schools to develop a plan for using technology effectively to support both learning and teachers.
- Project 24 can be individualized as far down as the school level and has been utilized by schools nationwide, but West Virginia is the first to implement it on a statewide level.
From the article:
... Wise said the idea is to "get them to really develop a plan for how they will effectively use technology to advance learning and to support teachers."
"What this does is to make sure that everybody has a plan for how they would use technology, and have the plan first and then buy the technology," he said. "Don't buy the technology and then try to figure out how to use it." ...