In recent years, education technology has evolved from being important for student success to being essential.
The start of the pandemic in 2020 caused schools from elementary to university levels to quickly pivot to online learning. Two years later, the funding for education technology is flowing through local, state, and federal channels in the form of grants. However, even with the tidal wave of federal funding to address remote learning needs, school administrators lack the time and resources to apply for these funds, evaluate technology solutions and implement the training and support needed to realize their digital adoption goals.
One school system in rural Ohio worked with Solutionz’s Grant Program Services (GPS) team to apply for and win two rounds of $1 million funding from the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (RUS-DLT) grant administered by the US Department of Agriculture. The grant awards enabled New London Schools to implement a comprehensive digital transformation plan that changes the way students learn and experience the world beyond the classroom. The GPS team guided New London Schools administrators through all phases of the transformation including the grants application process, selection and installation of collaboration and communication technologies, digital content training for teachers, setup of a telemedicine program and customized maintenance plans for the ongoing support of audio-visual and unified communications systems.
Solutionz Grants Program Services’ expertise streamlines the process of implementing new classroom technologies for sustainable results.