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  • 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 […]

  • Alabama Partners with NASA and ASTA to Support New Online Science Resources

    April 26th, 2016 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Richard O. Murphy, Ed.D. is the State Administrator of Alabama’s ALEX Web Portal for the Alabama Department of Education. The Alabama Learning Exchange (ALEX), a project of the Alabama Department of Education, is designed to index and share many […]

  • Massachusetts Rethinks Ed Tech by Reinventing State-Local Partnerships

    March 3rd, 2016 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Kenneth Klau is the Director of the Office of Digital Learning for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant Video Started in 2014, the Digital Connections Partnership Schools (DCPS) grant program […]

  • Open Invitation: Oregon Educator Network (OEN)

    December 1st, 2015 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Dr. Sarah Haavind is the Curator for the Oregon Educator Network where she leads the design and implementation of an online professional learning portal. Founded by the Oregon State Legislature’s HB3233 in the 2011 –  2013 biennium, the […]

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