Office of Digital Learning
ConnectED Donations for Schools
President Obama's ConnectED initiative is intended to enrich K-12 education for every student in America by leveraging the power of technology for learning. Ten private sector companies pledged a collective pledged $2 billion in support of the ConnectED goals, and details about these donations have been announced. Donations include software, online content, wireless service, and more. The ten participating companies are: Adobe, Apple, AT&T, Autodesk, Esri, Microsoft, O'Reilly Media, Prezi, Sprint, and Verizon.
District and school administrators, teachers, and students can find out how they can take advantage of these commitments by visiting the ConnectED Hub on The White House website. Additionally, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) has created a user-friendly fact sheet about the donations, along with information on eligibility and application deadlines. Please note that many of these deadlines are fast-approaching.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) will host a webinar September 11 at 2:00 p.m. to will highlight the $2 billion committed and offer an opportunity for dialogue and engagement with company representatives. You can sign up for this free website at ConnectED Private Sector Showcase.
Note: These are private funding programs administered by the respective sponsors. These are not Massachusetts or federal grant programs. The availability and administration of these funding opportunities, including the selection of recipients and all other decisions of the funding program, are not endorsed by any state or federal agency or office. No state or federal funds are being used in or for the administration or awarding of these private funding opportunities.