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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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Framing the Evidence: Democratizing Ed Tech

    March 2nd, 2020 by

    This guest blog post was written by Doug Casey, Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology Introduction Imagine a breakthrough therapy that promised to improve the condition of millions of children across the country. Access to the treatment would come through scientific, research-based trials in partnership with flagship research institutes. This may sound promising, but what if […]

  • 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 […]

  • Take Flight to Accessibility with the AEM Pilot

    December 7th, 2019 by

    This is a guest post written by Cynthia Curry, Director of the AEM Center at CAST. SETDA continues an on-going partnership with CAST to support access to instructional materials and tools for all learners.  The National AEM Center at CAST has enjoyed collaborating with SETDA on improving access digital materials and technologies for learners with […]

  • Check-Out SETDA’s New Dashboard of State Reviewed K12 Instructional Materials

    August 20th, 2019 by

    In July, SETDA released the K12 Instructional Materials Dashboard. The dashboard currently represents the review process of thirteen states and includes the participating state reviewed, full course, secondary level instructional materials for English/Language Arts and math. Resources can be sorted by state, content area, subject area, grade level, format, publisher, adoption date and copyright date. […]

  • 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. […]

  • The Year Ahead with SETDA

    January 30th, 2017 by

    As the first month in 2017 comes to a close, the SETDA staff and Board of Directors looks forward to the exciting work ahead of us for the year. Below are several areas of focus and updates on SETDA initiatives for 2017. Federal Transition With a new administration comes the opportunity to build new relationships. […]

  • 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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