Collaborative Groups

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E-rate Leadership Collaborative
This collaborative group provides state E-rate leaders an open forum for dialogue regarding the effective incorporation of E-rate into state policy and practice. In addition, the group provides SETDA’s staff and board input regarding Federal legislation related to E-rate and connectivity. The services provided include but are not limited to:

  • Federal updates on E-rate and broadband related issues
  • invitations to meetings with federal leaders (both online and in-person)  including leaders from Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission and the Universal Services Administrative Company as appropriate
  • expert guidance from federal advocacy attorneys regarding pending legislation and/or FCC orders that may impact the E-rate program
  • an online community to share resources, ask questions  and dialogue with colleagues,
  • the facilitation and implementation of regular meetings (schedules vary from weekly to monthly depending on needs),
  • the development and dissemination of resources developed by the group to support E-rate implementation nationally

Group membership is limited to state employees (from any agency) and independent contractors (with one state as a sole client) from states with an active SETDA membership (state dues are current) and does not include E-rate consulting firms or their representatives or any consultants that have clients in addition to one state agency.

Four hands contribute parts of an idea lightbulbTitle IIA Collaborative
SETDA’s Title IIA Collaborative provides a unique opportunity for state education agency (SEA) leaders to connect directly with colleagues across the country regarding policies and practices related to the implementation of the federal Title IIA program.

SETDA has agreed to support this group via our online community SETDA Connects and by hosting regular webinars as they navigate the new law and submit questions and comments related to the potential guidance regarding ESSA’s Title IIA program. Participation in this collaborative is included in your state’s SETDA membership.

  • Federal updates including direct requests to the U.S. Department of Education regarding program implementation,
  • expert guidance from federal advocacy attorneys regarding pending legislation and or federal budget updates that may impact the Title IIA or other professional learning programs
  • an online community to share resources, ask questions and dialogue with SEA colleagues across the country,
  • the facilitation and implementation of regular meetings (schedules vary from weekly to monthly depending on needs),
  • the development and dissemination of resources developed by the group to support high quality professional learning opportunities and Title IIA including The Professional Learning Best Practices Dashboard
  • webinar series collaboration: this group provides input and guidance on topics of interest for public district to support the Title IIA program implementation

Coalitions
SETDA has created additional ways for member states to collaborate around topics that are important to them. Learn more about these opportunities on our Coalitions page.

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