Web Links

Below is a table of links that relate to the consortium's discussions and/or technology resources. You will also find additional links to specific presentations or vendors on the SVRTC's Professional Development page.
WeblinkAudiencePurpose
Department of Education's (DOE) Office of Educational TechnologyAdministrators
Directors of Instruction
ITRTs
Teachers
Technology Directors
This is DOE's 2016 National Education Technology Plan, Future Ready Learning,
Greater Richmond-Area Education Technology Consortium (GRAETC)Administrators
ITRTs
Teachers
GRAETC is an organization that has been made up of educational technology leaders from the Richmond, Virginia area. Some of our SVRTC members are also GRAETC members. They currently host an annual EdTech Conference, usually in March.
FIRST Robotics CompetitionITRTs
Teachers
Technology Directors
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is a high school robotics competition. Currently SVRTC supports several teams in Southside Virginia. Please visit SVRTC's FIRST Robotics page for more information.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)Administrators
ITRTs
Teachers
ISTE is a nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world. In addition to their online communities, they host an annual conference usually in June.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Technology StandardsAdministrators
Directors of Instruction
ITRTs
Teachers
Technology Directors
ISTE provides standards that should be applicable for K-12 students, teachers, administrators, coaches, and computer science teachers.
Longwood University's Institute for Teaching
through Technology and Innnovative Practices (ITTIP)
Administrators
Directors of Instruction
ITRTs
Teachers
Technology Directors
ITTIP is both SVRTC's fiscal and administrative agent. ITTIP is a K-12 outreach of Longwood University, and provides professional development and student activities through grant funded opportunities.
ITTIP's STEM CoursesAdministrators
ITRTs
Teachers
Many of ITTIP's courses are available to SVRTC members who are involved in grant projects. This is the learning management system that has those courses.
Office of Civil Rights Resources:

AChecker
WAVE

Administrators
Directors of Instruction
ITRTs
Teachers
Technology Directors
Website Administrators
These tools can be used to check your division and school websites to make sure they are in compliance with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
TTAC OnlineAdministrators
ITRTs
Teachers
The TTAC community sharing resources to educate students with disabilities. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) supports eight Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTACs), located at Universities across the Commonwealth of Virginia, to improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (birth - 22 years).
Virginia Commonwealth University's Assistive Technology BlogAdministrators
Directors of Instruction
ITRTs
Teachers
This is VCU's blog to help with assistive technology ideas.
Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE)Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM)Administrators
Directors of Instruction
ITRTs
Teachers
Technology Directors
Accessible instructional materials (AIM) are printed textbooks and educational materials that are converted to alternate formats, such as Braille, large print, electronic text, and audio recordings, which are requested by a local school division for use by students with disabilities in the classroom.
Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) Technology in EducationAdministrators
Directors of Instruction
ITRTs
Teachers
Technology Directors
VDOE's page on Technology in Education. You will find information on technology initiatives such as the e-Learning Backpack Initiative, as well as digital learning, innovations, planning, standards, and integrations.
Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)Administrators
ITRTs
Teachers
VSTE is the professional development and advocacy organization for educators in Virginia. Membership is complimentary and includes weekly newsletters. They also have online communities and learning opportunities. VSTE holds an annual conference, usually in December.