- Deployment/infusion of a new technology in an instructional context.
- Content development of educational resources in the form of a DVD, a web site or other media.
- Training and professional development projects.
- Sustained support for a CTE/TC technology service for one semester. This might be a web site, a service, or similar type of effort that serves a wide enough audience to warrant frequent and meaningful involvement of the apprentice.
- Field-based projects with student learners.
IDEA is designed to support the development of teachers assessed using the NETS-T framework. IDEA is also designed to complement course instruction and professional programs in educational technology.