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SRI&ETTC Annual Report 2015-16
The Southern Regional Institute and ETTC at Stockton University
In 1997, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) awarded a total of $10 million in three-year grants to local school districts in each of the state's 21 counties to create an Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) as a county-based resource center that offered educators professional development opportunities in the use of technology. With the support of the twenty- four public school districts in Atlantic County, the Atlantic County ETTC was established at Stockton University. Because of its broad success in meeting program goals as well as the needs of local school districts, in July 2002, the NJDOE designated the Atlantic County ETTC as the Southern Regional ETTC and then went on to charge the university to develop an institute devoted to the study and delivery of PreK-12 professional development.
By December 2002, the Stockton Board of Trustees unanimously approved the establishment of the Southern Regional Institute (SRI), significantly expanding the
programming available to the region. In spring 2008, the SRI&ETTC proudly announced its reorganization under the new School of Education at Stockton University.
Nineteen years after the creation of the Atlantic County ETTC, the SRI&ETTC is thriving, and has become the primary provider of non- credit professional development for educators in southern New Jersey. The 91 consortium members include organizations and affiliates such as public school districts, non-public schools, charter schools, and not-for-profit organizations in Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Ocean, Burlington and Sussex Counties. The consortium represents nearly 94,000 PreK-12 students and more than 24,000 educators. Consortium policies are governed by its Steering Committee and the center is managed administratively and fiscally by Stockton University.
The SRI&ETTC has also become a vehicle for numerous projects and initiatives of Stockton’s faculty and staff and regularly provides program development support, logistical assistance, and outreach to help strengthen bridges between the university and the PreK-12 educational community.
On behalf of Stockton University and the School of Education, we would like to thank the members of the SRI&ETTC Consortium, as well as the districts, agencies, and organizations across New Jersey that regularly support our efforts to provide affordable and effective professional development and related services to the educational community.
Director, SRI&ETTC November 2016
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