For purposes of the Education Technology Staff Development Program pursuant to Education Code sections 44730-44731 the following definitions shall apply:
(a) "Action plan" as used in Education Code section 44731(d) means a written document that outlines how the use of education technology will be integrated into the curriculum through the incorporation of education technology into any professional development. This plan should explain how education technology will be successfully included in existing professional development programs such as, the Instructional Time and Staff Development Reform Program, the beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program; the Mentor Teacher Program; the Bilingual Teacher Training Program; Inter-segmental Staff Development; Demonstration Programs in Intensive Instruction; Teacher Instructional Training in Math; Reading Instruction Training in Grades 4-12; Special Education; Administrator Training; and, National Board Certification.
While each participating school must have an action plan for its grades 4 through 8 teachers and staff, the action plan may be developed at the school district level if that is how staff development program decisions have been made historically in the school district.
(b) "Classroom" as used in Education Code section 44731(a) means a room in which students in grades 4 through 8 receive core curriculum instruction for some or all of the school day. Core curriculum instruction includes language arts, math, science, and history. Excluded from this definition of classroom are libraries, computer labs, multi-purpose rooms and gymnasiums.
(c) "Internet access" as used in Education Code section 44731(a) means a networked connection to the Internet either through (1) one computer in the classroom that is also connected to an LCD panel, television, or other device that allows it to be viewed by the entire class or (2) all the computers in the classroom necessary to meet the definition of "sufficient number of computers in the classroom." The number of classrooms with Internet access is determined on the date the local governing board certifies the application; however, connections to be completed under an E-Rate funding commitment letter by the end of the state fiscal year in which the application for this program is made may also be counted.
(d) "Sufficient number of computers" as used in Education Code section 44731(a) means one computer per ten students in the classroom. The number of computers per classroom is determined on the date the local governing board certifies the application.
(e) "Up-to-date computers" as used in Education Code section 44731(a) means multimedia computers with access to a CD-ROM, internally or over a network, that have the capacity to access web-based resources.
Education Code 33031
Education Code 44730
Education Code 44731
(Amended by Register 99, No. 36)