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. 

Georgia representatives attended the spring and summer ETC webinars. Georgia sent two attendees to the 2018 ETC annual meeting on teaching and technology, Robert Keown and Jay Heap.

Georgia ETC representatives helped determine SREB’s 10 Critical Issues in Educational Technology and served on working groups for revisions. Robert Keown of Georgia Technical College System served as team leader for the 10 Issues educational innovation working group and is a member of the ETC executive committee. Jay Heap of Georgia Virtual School joined the ETC in January 2019.

Georgia participated in the ETC Intrastate Networking Visits in July 2018, hosted at the Technical College System of Georgia. Participants from the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Department of Education, and the Georgia Board of Regents discussed topics to improve collaboration across systems to gain efficiency and K-20 alignment.

Georgia ETC representative and member agency

Robert Keown, Executive Director, Georgia Virtual Technical Connection and Military Affairs, Technical College System of Georgia

Jay Heap, Director of Georgia Virtual School, Georgia Department of Education >

Technology and Insurance Purchasing Savings

Schools, universities and agencies in SREB states saved $8.3 million on $83 million in technology purchases during fiscal year 2018 through SREB’s participation in MHECtech discount agreements. Organizations in each of the 16 SREB states participated.

Georgia saved $236,643 on $2,391,465 in technology purchases in fiscal year 2018.

The University System of Georgia and its institutions participate in MHECare student insurance solutions. >