Maine students and teachers enjoy unprecedented access to technology to help them teach and learn, thanks to the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI).
In 2002, Maine became the first state to provide a personal portable computer device to each 7th and 8th grade student and teacher, along with the software, wireless networks, technical support, and professional development needed to effectively use the technology for teaching and learning. Read more about the groundbreaking MLTI program on the History page.
The program has changed somewhat over the years, but the goal remains the same: to provide State support for access to technology-enhanced educational experiences for all students. In the 2018-19 school year, the State will be helping over 300 schools obtain educational technology and the professional learning necessary to take advantages of all that technology offers.
MLTI offers 2 types of support to eligible Maine schools:
- Access to a comprehensive package of educational technology and support, created by vendors (Apple and HP) in response to a 2012 RFP. These schools are referred to as "participating schools;" and
- Awarding of grants that enable schools to create and purchase their own education technology packages. Schools that receive the 3-year grants are referred to as MLTI Grant Schools.
Coordinator of Secondary Education and Integrated Instruction