As your school or district makes the transition to digital learning, it's important to identify and support students who may have difficulty accessing digital devices and/or the Internet when they leave school grounds. In this webinar, we’ll discuss innovative strategies as highlighted in the Consortium for School Networking’s Digital Equity Toolkit to address the needs of students who may lack access to sufficient technology as well as the Internet once they get home.
About our presenters:
Susan Bearden, CETL is the Chief Innovation Officer of the Consortium for School Networking. A former school technology leader, she served as a Senior Fellow in the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education from 2016-2017, where she led the 2017 update of the U.S. Department of Education’s K12 technology infrastructure guide, Building Technology Infrastructure for Learning. She provides project management support to Google’s Rolling Study Halls project and frequently presents about digital equity. She is the former project director of CoSN’s Digital Equity initiative and led the 2018 update of their Digital Equity Toolkit .
Dr. Beth Holland is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Rhode Island as well as the Digital Equity Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Over the past 20 years, she has taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic Technology in a PS-8 independent school, designed professional learning programs for schools around the world, and leadership programs to support systemic change. Additionally, she is also a prolific writer, researcher, and speaker. Dr. Holland holds an Education Doctorate (EdD) in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education from Johns Hopkins University, a Master's degree (EdM) in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University, as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Communications from Northwestern University.
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