EdLabs Group Foundation (name changed from Puget Sound Center for Teaching Learning and Technology) (Idaho)
State Broadband Capacity Building:
Building on the regional broadband investment plans developed in the first two years of the project, EdLab Group, under the direction of the state, will support the training of regional teams and the technical assistance that they require in order to begin implementing their plans; the creation of a monitoring and evaluation framework to benchmark the progress of the teams in meeting their goals; and the creation of a broadband coordinator position, employed by the State of Idaho, to coordinate broadband activities across the state.
This funding will support the development of an education series and leadership development program so that the state can take over the broadband development program established by the contractors.
Data Collection, Integration, and Validation:
This project was originally funded for broadband planning activities and two years of data collection. In September of 2010, this project was amended to extend data collection activities for an additional three years and to identify and implement best practices.