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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 […]

  • East Grand: a Tiny School Doing Some Impressive Work

    January 31st, 2020 by

    This guest blog post was written by East Grand’s Middle School Teacher, Jill Plummer in collaboration with students and staff.  It would be an understatement to say that when our school, East Grand was recognized by SETDA as one of the five finalists for the 2019 Student Voices Award, our community was proud and excited. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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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