Events

TAKE ACTION FOR EDTECH

We need your help!

The best way to ensure that policymakers recognize the importance of edtech is to continue advocating for it through simple yet highly effective actions like calling, tweeting, or sending pre-written letters about the need to invest at the federal and state levels.

Although it may be a slow process, it’s critical to the future of edtech funding. Our collective voices really can impact policy and funding. We strongly encourage our community to take action and participate in our advocacy campaigns!

EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit 2020:
Elections and Federal Edtech Policies Looming

With Congress and the Administration preparing for a consequential election cycle, federal leaders are establishing positions on key ed tech issues. Don’t miss the 2020 EdTech Advocacy and Policy Summit in Washington D.C. on March 18-19, 2020.

Join CoSN, ISTE, SETDA, and SIIA for a Summit focusing on the critical role of technology in transforming education. This year we’ll be focused on shaping decision makers’ opinions about the future of the E-rate, student data privacy, edtech appropriations, and the homework gap. With Congress and the political landscape shifting, this year’s Summit provides a new opportunity to tell your story about how digital learning benefits your students, teachers, families, and communities.

Program

Draft Agenda

Wednesday, March 18
4:30 – 6 pm: Policy Trainings
6:30 – 8 pm: Reception

Thursday, March 19
9 am – 12:30 pm: House and Senate Visits
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch on Capitol Hill
2:30 – 4pm: FCC or Department of Education Visits

Accommodations

Hotel and Travel Information


*You will be redirected to the registration website for the CoSN 2020 Conference, where the Edtech Advocacy and Policy Summit will be hosted this year. If you are registering only for the Edtech Advocacy and Policy Summit and not attending the full CoSN conference, please select your CoSN membership status for information purposes and select the “Special Event Only” box on the next page.

Spotlight:

ISTE State Advocacy Session

March 18, 2020, 1:30 pm

Your state executives, department of education, board of education, and legislators are also considering policy and directives that will have profound impact on the quality of education in your state. Policymakers need to hear from educators like you about the benefits of using technology for learning for students and teachers in order to shape sensible, forward- looking policies.

Join the special state advocacy session led by ISTE where you can learn more about opportunities for advancing edtech and how you can take an active role in shaping policy in your state.

This session will be held before the joint program begins. To ensure your place, you must RSVP separately for this session. 

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