Use technology to advance student achievement
Technology has transformed society in every aspect of our day-to-day lives, not the least of which is how we acquire information and learn new ways of working. Title IV provides funding to increase schools’ capacity to more fully utilize educational technology to advance students’ academic achievement and digital literacy. Renaissance is ready to help you make effective use of your Title IV funds to expand students’ growth opportunities through our assessment, reading, and math solutions—and deliver professional development connected to the daily skills you need in your classroom.
As a block grant, Title IV (Student Support and Academic Enrichment) features a level of flexibility that enables educators to tailor investments based on the needs of their unique student populations. The grant, which has increased substantially this year, may be used for student health and safety, on activities that provide a more well-rounded education, and for technology. Districts that receive less than $30,000 are allowed to spend the funds in only one of these three areas (for example, technology), while recipients of larger amounts must use at least 20% for health and safety and 20% for activities promoting a well-rounded education.
Whether the size of your district’s grant enables you to use all your Title IV funds for technology or allocate a portion of a larger grant (up to 60% of a $30,000 grant), at least 85% of the funding must be used to support professional learning.
The professional development options offered by Renaissance focus on best practices in the use of our assessment, reading, and math technologies. These options include a suite of self-paced, online courses, virtual seminars, custom onsite seminars, and customized implementation and data coaching. We will work closely with you to identify the professional learning that matches your needs or develop a custom plan aligned to your specific goals.
Leveraging the Renaissance computer-based reading and math solutions for students with our array of professional services provides a cohesive and comprehensive approach to the effective use of educational technology in the classroom. Title IV presents one of the most significant funding opportunities to do just that.