The State EdTech Trends survey and report is the first attempt to track how state education agencies and policymakers are adapting to a digital world post-pandemic while also identifying state priorities relating to technology and education.
The K-12 Cybersecurity Landscape Scan is the first release from SETDA’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Collaborative, and represents the pressing needs and priorities of state members as they work together to strengthen K-12 cybersecurity readiness.
On June 30, we released our latest research brief, Open Educational Resources: State Policies and Practices, highlighting current state trends, legislation, and recommended best practices to support states in their adoption, development, and curation of OER. Download the research brief here.
From December 2020 through January 2021, SETDA and Dell Technologies designed and shared a survey to understand better the data that states have captured related to digital equity. Thirty-four (34) states and the territory of Guam responded. Questions on the survey focused on data collected during the 2020 – 21 school year by state education agencies (SEAs).
Learn more about how to collect and interpret digital equity data, by reading the findings of the SETDA and Dell Equitable Access Survey Report.
The Role of States in Supporting Data Modernization and Interoperability Throughout the Education Ecosystem
Data modernization and security practices allow educational leaders to provide accurate, secure, and timely data that can be securely exchanged, shared, and connected in order to provide instant understanding of school performance, student attendance, academic performance, or funding from multiple sources. This SETDA brief (July 2021) shares promising practices. from Wisconsin and North Dakota.
The Leadership Summit brings state educational leaders together online for this unique professional learning opportunity. Leaders from more than 40 state departments of education, including leaders in educational technology, assessment, instructional materials and professional development, along with SETDA’s Private Sector Partners attend.
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 for all students across a state, SEAs can provide direction and resources to help ensure that all students, regardless of location, race, language, special needs or socio-economic barriers have access to quality digital learning experiences.
States listed here have been leading the way in pioneering eLearning days with their students over the last several years. Expand each state for a description of their work and some links to resources they are sharing.
Essential Elements for eLearning is a free professional learning community that provides policy makers, school administrators and educator leaders a better understanding of policies and practices related to online learning, digital content, and eLearning days.
Through the Framing the Evidence Program, SETDA intends to expertly advise, scaffold and support both schools and districts, as well as the ed tech companies that serve them, by democratizing the piloting process and providing a gold standard for the industry. In order to be valuable, piloting must be democratized….. professionally supported, high quality, evidence-based, and equitably available to all schools and districts, especially those in rural areas of the United States or those serving high needs or underserved populations. SETDA has identified a need to democratize the pilot process to enable schools and districts to assess the efficacy of educational technology to impact teaching and learning.