Selecting and purchasing education technology (ed tech) products that are accessible to students with disabilities requires engaging a variety of stakeholders throughout the five-phase process described in our original guidance on procurement (June 2019). During the rapid transition to distance learning in response to COVID-19, decisions were made quickly to keep staff and students safe and […]
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 […]
The Congressional Research Service issued the following report highlighting models of state broadband leadership and solutions to inform plans around efficiently delivering broadband to all areas, especially under-served regions: State Broadband Initiatives: Selected State and Local Approaches as Potential Models for Federal Initiatives to Address the Digital Divide https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/R/R46307 The report is a close cousin […]
This federal student data privacy resource is designed to provide school districts with a concise overview of federal data privacy laws along with five action ideas they can implement in their own systems. Download all the State Papers: https://www.catchon.com/resource_library/student-data-privacy-resources/
Tech for Learners is a project by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and their partner organizations to support to those involved in education at all levels and from all communities as they scale up capabilities for online learning.
Northshore’s educators are considering ways to revise their approach to teaching and learning. Trying on new or different practices that involve online learning tools is one aspect of this work. Teaching students about and encouraging them to utilize the 21st Century skills related to digital learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration invites creativity and contributes […]
Gurnee School District 56 utilized an E-Learning Day on February 9, 2018. This document represents the feedback report as required through the pilot acceptance contract. A description of the process and evidence used to verify that a minimum of five clock hours of instruction or schoolwork was provided for each student participating on the eLearning […]
This guidance is provided as a resource to support implementation of the eLearning Day Program. Although this document was originally prepared to assist schools in planning for students with significant disabilities, the suggestions in this document can be applied when planning for all students with disabilities.
The district’s plan shall indicate how the nontraditional instruction process shall be a continuation of learning that is occurring on regular student attendance days. Instructional delivery methods, including the use of technology, shall be clearly delineated in the plan.
While this checklist is intended to be a resource for schools working to implement eLearning Days, it may not represent all necessary considerations. Additional items may be identified at the local level. These considerations are not mandated, they are intended to provide guidance as you work to build and scale high-quality eLearning Day experiences for […]
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.
The AFT is providing useful and regularly updated guidance for how teachers, school staff and local K-12 leaders can be prepared for the coronavirus. Make sure you ask the right questions to see if your school’s or district’s planning is comprehensive, clear and collaborative.