Interstate Cooperatives


Educational Technology Cooperative

Membership group of state K-12 and higher education coordinating and governing boards that represent more than 800 colleges and universities and 3,100 school districts in SREB states. The ETC focuses member agencies and state policymakers on using technology wisely, helps states understand technology issues and forms an action agenda for effectively using technology in education. 

South Carolina representatives attended the spring and summer webinars.

South Carolina sent two attendees to the 2017 ETC annual meeting on teaching and technology. Trena Houp of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education served on a discussion panel for personalized learning. Peggy Torrey of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness presented a breakout session on the personalized learning initiative TransformSC.

South Carolina ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on working groups for revisions.

Trena Houp of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education is a member of the ETC executive committee.

In May 2017, South Carolina sent a team of educators and policymakers to the SREB and digiLEARN Personalized Learning Regional Meeting to learn more about how to develop a comprehensive and sustainable effort. Houp represented higher education technology for South Carolina at the meeting.

South Carolina ETC representative: Trena Houp, Program Manager, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education >

Technology Purchasing Savings

Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $3.3 million on more than $33 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2017 — double the FY2016 savings — through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.

South Carolina saved $87,682 on $886,566 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2017. >