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  • Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education ~ 13 Years Flew By 

    June 29th, 2020 by

    It is difficult to believe that it has been 13 years since SETDA’s 2008 journey in developing and publishing the Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education. This project included a Student Bill of Rights and a series of white papers (below). At that time, the critical topics that bubbled to the top were broadband access, […]

  • How Data Analytics Can Help Your District Transition to a Digital Learning Environment

    June 25th, 2020 by

    This guest blog post was written by SETDA partner, Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, ENA Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic looks like it will continue disrupting education this fall. Schools nationwide must therefore prepare by developing remote and blended learning strategies that meet the diverse needs of the communities they serve. But here’s the good news: schools […]

  • State Education Agency Considerations for Digital Learning: CARES Act & Beyond

    May 26th, 2020 by

    In support of state leadership, SETDA recently published the State Education Agency Considerations for CARES Act Funding as Related to Digital Learning. As state education agencies (SEAs) plan for the 2020-21 school year and work to ensure that high quality learning opportunities are available to all students, each has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership. To support equitable opportunities […]

  • Building Resilient Schools for Next School Year

    May 1st, 2020 by

    This guest blog post was written by SETDA partner, Brendan Desetti, Director of Government & Stakeholder Relations for D2L. As the school year comes to an end in many places around the country, the uncertainty of COVID-19 looms in the future. What is certain, is that while we once hoped for summer respite, the needs […]

  • SETDA’s 2019 Top Picks: 11 Resources for Educators, Administrators & Policy Makers

    December 20th, 2019 by

    2019 was an action packed year for SETDA. Always working to engage state leaders, affiliates members, private sector partners, and partner organizations-SETDA developed tools and resources to support national, state, district and school leaders in the implementation of the digital teaching and learning. Collaborating with experts across the nation, SETDA’s new and updated resources are […]

  • Student Voices Finalists 2019

    June 13th, 2019 by

    Often when coordinating a focus group or presenting a new SETDA resources via a webinar, I mention the Why. Why do we spend the time to research and report on policies and practices? Why do leaders gather to collaborate on topics of interest? The Why always relays back to the students.  State department of education […]

  • 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 […]

  • We Have An Ed Tech-Accessibility Partnership. So Can You!

    September 6th, 2017 by

    Guest Post from Cynthia Curry, Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (AEM Center) What do you get when you combine a state educational technology director with a state accessibility expert? A partnership that results in students having digital materials and technologies that are usable for learning across the widest range of learner […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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