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  • Digital Learning: A Retrospective of SETDA’s Best Resources in 2016

    December 21st, 2016 by

    Through the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, during 2016 SETDA celebrated 15 years of leadership, hired a new permanant Executive Director ~ Dr. Tracy Weeks, published a new strategic plan,  developed resources to advance learning in the digital age and provided opportunities for state leaders […]

  • #GoOpen Pushes State Leadership for Instructional Materials

    November 2nd, 2016 by

    In October 2015, the U.S. Department of Education’s, Office of Education Technology (OET) launched the #GoOpen Initiative via a White House briefing. Since that time, 18 states and 91 districts have signed on to #GoOpen. What does this mean? #GoOpen states and districts commit to supporting the transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources. […]

  • SETDA Applauds the Innovation for Tomorrow’s Workforce Act

    September 19th, 2016 by

    Last week, Senator Hatch (UT) and Senator Bennet (UT) introduced the Innovation for Tomorrow’s Workforce Act of 2016 which would amend current law to create a grant program to improve Career and Technical Education (CTE) through innovative activities. Further, this bill allows for the use of open educational resources (OER) with CTE funds. SETDA applauds […]

  • 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 […]

  • Wow, What a Year! Top SETDA Resources 2015

    December 22nd, 2015 by

    As the year winds down, we reflect on our accomplishments from 2015. Needless to say, SETDA had a busy year! Through the continued leadership of the Board of Directors and the dedication of our members and staff, we’ve developed new reports, tools and publications to advance learning in the digital age. SETDA listened to 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. […]

  • OER Implementation Sparks National Interest

    September 16th, 2015 by

    Open Educational Resources (OER) support has gained national attention recently, including U.S. Department of Education’s Secretary Duncan’s trip yesterday to Williamsfield Community Unified School District in Illinois to share progress on their shift to digital and open educational resources (OER). The district is implementing OER content from EngageNY and purchased devices for students with the savings from instructional materials. In addition, Secretary […]

  • 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 […]

  • Looking for the Best Sources of Content for Ed Tech ?

    May 11th, 2015 by

    Ed Tech Update has the answer… SETDA is excited to share Ed Tech Update. This site and newsletter brings together the largest set of industry thought leaders writing about educational technology to support ed tech professionals. Keeping up with experts publishing content all over the web is a challenge; it’s nearly impossible to keep track of all […]

  • New Educational Technology Program (ITECH) Included in Reauthorization Bill

    April 17th, 2015 by

      On April 16, the Senate HELP Committee, unanimously passed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 (ECAA) bill, in an effort to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – the next step in reauthorization. Included in this bill is the Innovative Technology Expands Technology Expands Children’s Horizons (ITECH), a new educational technology state […]

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