Building Your Roadmap to 21st Century Learning Environments is an innovative resource for educators. This planning tool is designed to help school leaders get the most value out of investments in high-speed broadband and digital content by crafting a comprehensive strategy to create 21st century learning environments. This resource was developed by Cable Impacts, the cable industry’s foundation dedicated to corporate social responsibility, teamed with SETDA and the Partnership for 21st Century Learning.
The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL) is a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. GIDL includes six topic areas: planning, professional learning, content and software, broadband, devices and tech support.
Clarifying Ownership of Teacher-Created Digital Content Empowers Educators to Personalize Education, Address Individual Student Needs
Intellectual property law and policies are central to strategies for empowering and encouraging educators to realize the full potential of new digital content and tools. This policy brief addresses the key issue of ownership of teacher-created digital content and offers recommendations for states and districts to effectively manage the increased use of digital content.
The Accessibility of Learning Content for All Students, Including Students with Disabilities, Must Be Addressed in the Shift to Digital Instructional Materials
As states and districts shift from print to digital content, education leaders must proactively consider the accessibility of digital content for all students, including students with disabilities. This issue brief provides recommendations for state and district policy regarding the development, use and distribution and sharing of digital tools to improve the learning experiences of all students.
The National Education Technology Plan is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The Plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible. While acknowledging the continuing need to provide greater equity of access to technology itself, the plan goes further to call upon all involved in American education to ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology. The principles and examples provided in this document align to the Activities to Support the Effective Use of Technology (Title IV A) of Every Student Succeeds Act as authorized by Congress in December 2015.