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108 STAT. 3626 PUBLIC LAW 103-382—OCT. 20, 1994 "(6) providing professional development in the effective use of educational technology as an instructional tool for increasing student understanding of the core academic subjects, including efforts to train teachers in methods of achieving gender equity both in students* access to computers and other educational technology and in teaching practices used in the application of educational technology; "(7) providing incentives for teachers to be involved in assessment, curriculum development, and technical assistance processes for teachers and students; "(8) providing professional development to enable teachers, and, where appropriate, pupil services personnel, and other school staff, to ensure that girls and young women, minorities, limited English proficient students, individuals with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged students have the full opportunity to achieve challenging State content standards and challenging State student performance standards in the core academic subjects by, for example, encouraging girls and young women and minorities to pursue advanced courses in mathematics and science; "(9) professional development and recruitment activities designed to increase the numbers of minorities, individuals with disabilities, and women teaching in the core academic subjects in which such individuals are underrepresented; "(10) providing financial or other incentives for teachers to become certified by nationally recognized professional teacher enhancement organizations; "(11) providing professional development activities which prepare teachers, and where appropriate, pupil services personnel, paraprofessionals, and other staff in the collaborative skills needed to appropriately teach children with disabilities, in the core academic subjects; "(12) identifying, developing, or supporting professional development strategies to better equip parents to assist their children in raising their children's achievement in the core academic subjects; and "(13) professional development activities designed to increase the number of women and other underrepresented groups in the administration of schools. 20 USC 6648. "SEC. 2208. LOCAL PLAN AND APPLICATION FOR IMPROVING TEACH- ING AND LEARNING. "(a) LOCAL APPLICATION.— "(1) IN GENERAL.—Each local educational agency that wishes to receive a subgrant under this part shall submit an application (singly or as a consortium as described in section 2204) to the State educational agency at such time as the State educational agency shall require, but not less frequently than every three years, that is coordinated with other programs under this Ac' the Goals 2000: Educate America Act, or other Acts, as appropriate, consistent with the provisions of section 14306. "(2) INDICATORS. — A local educational agency shall set specific performance indicators for improving teaching and learning through professional development. "(b) NEEDS ASSESSMENT.—