In today's rapidly evolving educational landscape, the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT) Advocacy Committee is making significant strides in advocating for educational technology. This dedicated committee ensures that Pennsylvania remains at the forefront of educational innovation through the integration of technology in our classrooms. 

Mission: Advocacy is The Voice of Ed Tech in PA 

The PAECT Advocacy Committee, led by a designee of the President with Board approval, aims to establish PAECT as the leading advocate for educational technology in Pennsylvania. Here are the core missions of our committee: 

Building Relationships: Establishing strong connections with elected officials, school leaders, education agencies (including K-12 LEAs, private schools, Intermediate Units, and Higher Education institutions), and education associations such as PSEA, PASBO, PASA, PASCD, and others. 

Legislative Awareness: Keeping the board informed about legislative actions relevant to the Association's goals and membership. This includes sharing information received through affiliate organizations. Information Dissemination: Sharing updates on relevant legislative actions in appropriate forums on behalf of PAECT. 

Leadership in Advocacy: Providing leadership and guidance to our members on how to participate effectively in advocating for educational technology. 

Ways to Advocate 

Advocacy is at the heart of our mission, and there are several ways you can get involved: 

Letter Writing: Utilize our letter-writing templates to advocate for changes in local, regional, and state educational plans. 

Stay Informed: Keep up with important legislation using the state legislation tracker 

Join Our Meetings: Attend our next virtual meeting on September 18th from 8-8:30 PM Review Our Toolkit: Explore the PAECT Advocacy Toolkit for 2024 to better understand our strategies and resources. 

Contribute to the Agenda: Have ideas or items that need discussion? Email our Advocacy Chair at laura.ebersole@paect.org with your suggestions.

Get Involved

Your voice matters in the effort to enhance educational technology in Pennsylvania. By participating in our advocacy initiatives, you can help shape the future of education in our state. Whether it's through letter writing, staying informed about legislation, attending meetings, or contributing ideas, there are numerous ways for you to make an impact. 

Join us in our mission to be the Voice of Ed Tech in Pennsylvania and ensure that our students have access to the best educational tools and resources available. Let's work together to create a brighter, tech-savvy future for our schools! For more information and to get involved, visit www.paect.org and connect with us today. 


PAECT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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