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  • 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 […]

  • SETDA Leaders Identify State Digital Learning Priorities

    December 13th, 2018 by

    In preparation for the SETDA 2018 Leadership Summit, we asked attendees to identify their state’s top priorities when it comes to digital teaching and learning. There were over 30 priorities identified as a focus across the country with six priorities garnering the most energy from state leaders. In priority order, states called out: Personalized Learning, […]

  • SETDA Urges Public Comments to Support Closing the Homework Gap via EBS

    August 7th, 2018 by

    SETDA encourages state agencies, school districts, and other education stakeholders to provide public comments for the FCC, Notice of Proposed Rule Making: Transforming the 2.5 GHz Band by the deadline Wednesday (August 8) or to reply to comments posted by September 7. Specifically, education leaders can express support for maintaining EBS’s educational nature, especially as a wireless broadband […]

  • Student Voices Finalists 2018

    June 11th, 2018 by

    Each year, I am more impressed with the quality of nominations brought forward for the SETDA Student Voices Award. Congratulations to all of the 2018 nominees! The Student Voices award honors an outstanding K-12 school or district that has leveraged technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievement of their students. Winners receive the Elsie Brumback Scholarship, which […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • SETDA Advocates for Equal Access to Digital Content

    July 12th, 2017 by

    Today, online communities are alight with a Day of Advocacy in support of keeping the current Net Neutrality rules in place. These rules were passed in 2015 and reclassified the Internet as a telecommunication service. This allows the FCC to regulate broadband access under the 1934 Communications Act, which covers all public utilities including telephones. […]

  • Student Voices Reflections – Northfield Community Middle School

    March 16th, 2017 by

    During the 016 SETDA Leadership Summit, we had the priveldge of presenting during the Student Voices Luncheon. We were so thankful to have such a wonderful experience being the three young ambassadors from New Jersey Northfield Community Middle School going to Washington D.C, It was an incredible and a life changing experience!  The opportunity allowed us to […]

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