Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust was established in 2001 as a result of an agreement between then Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson and AT&T Oklahoma during the company's transition to a modern form of regulation. As part of the agreement, AT&T contributed $30 million to establish the trust.
OETT has funded approximatly $1 million to provide laptops, iPads, and professional development for over 1,700 Oklahoma superintendents and administrators participating in Phase I Leadership training. $15.1 million in Phase II grants, providing technology and professional development to individual school districts and sites, have been awarded to 207 schools statewide. OETT also awards grant funds to the K20 Center (through OK-ACTS) at the University of Oklahoma to provide the critical professional development for Phase I and Phase II. To date, this initiative has reached 5,778 teachers and over 85,000 students in communities large and small across our state.
OETT is governed by a 9 member appointed trustee board and administered by Communities Foundation of Oklahoma and Foundation Management, Inc.
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma - K20 Center
The key to success of the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust grants is combining new technology with professional development. We are making more than just random acts of improvement in Oklahoma classrooms; we are focused on long term change.
~David DuVall, OETT Trustee