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  • Student Voices Heard in Washington DC – Operation Bee “Abuzz”

    May 14th, 2018 by

    It is time for the 2018 SETDA’s Student Voice Award Nominations. SETDA Members have the opportunity to nominate a school or district for the change to win a trip to Washington, DC and participate in SETDA’s annual Leadership Summit. If you know of a fantastic school or district that is well deserving of this award for […]

  • SETDA’s Annual Partnerships Include Value for All – Including Startups

    March 29th, 2018 by

    SETDA exists to lead, inspire, and empower the education community to leverage technology for learning.  Our association serves as a forum for inter-state collaboration and cooperation, the furthering of public-private partnerships in support of public education goals, state-federal relations and advocacy, and professional learning for education leaders across the nation. The SETDA strategic plan is a […]

  • SETDA Highlights from 2017

    December 21st, 2017 by

    2017 was a great year for state leadership for educational technology. SETDA engaged members, affiliates, private sector partners, and partner organizations around federal and state advocacy efforts and provided national leadership for broadband, digital instructional materials, and data interoperability. Below are highlights from the work of 2017. Advocacy With a new federal administration in 2017, […]

  • Opportunity: Teacher Prep Challenge in Support of Digital Learning

    November 22nd, 2016 by

    SETDA is excited to share the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) latest initiative, the Teacher Preparation Challenge. This program encourages teacher preparation programs to commit to the four key principles identified in the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan for the use of educational technology in teacher preparation: Focus on the active use of technology to […]

  • OER Ambassadors Visit Vermont

    June 3rd, 2016 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Peter Drescher is the Education Technology Coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Education and he is leading Vermont’s #GoOpen initiative and a SETDA Board Member. Last week, Vermont jumped in with both feet on the Open Education […]

  • Massachusetts Rethinks Ed Tech by Reinventing State-Local Partnerships

    March 3rd, 2016 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Kenneth Klau is the Director of the Office of Digital Learning for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant Video Started in 2014, the Digital Connections Partnership Schools (DCPS) grant program […]

  • Open Invitation: Oregon Educator Network (OEN)

    December 1st, 2015 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Dr. Sarah Haavind is the Curator for the Oregon Educator Network where she leads the design and implementation of an online professional learning portal. Founded by the Oregon State Legislature’s HB3233 in the 2011 –  2013 biennium, the […]

  • Shifting to digital – what is the story ?

    October 12th, 2015 by

    Since SETDA’s seminal 2012 resource, Out of Print: Reimagining the K-12 Textbook in the Digital Age, traditionalists take comfort in the fact that in spite of proliferation of digital content and open educational resources, plus national and state groups supporting digital learning, these digital tools are still very, very slowly making their way into the classroom. […]

  • State Examplars: How are states demonstrating leadership in digital learning ?

    June 19th, 2015 by

    SETDA and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University College of Education recently co-released the national report, State Digital Learning Exemplars: Highlights from states leading change through policies and funding. Both organizations are eager to share examples of states, districts and schools that are making investments in devices, bandwidth, networking, training and […]

  • New York takes Digital Learning Mobile

    June 2nd, 2015 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of SETDA members. Today’s post comes from Stan Silverman, Director of Technology Based Learning Systems, New York Institute of Technology. Recently, the New York Institute of Technology, working with the New York State Teacher Centers, developed the STEAMed initiative. […]

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