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Digital Equity Network: What Digital Equity Means Today!

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 2

Participate and share

Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, June 27, 8:00–10:00 am
Wednesday, June 27, 8:00–10:00 am
Wednesday, June 27, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 2

Micaela Bastianelli   Cicely Day   Isabella Estrada   Valerie Lewis   Regina Schaffer   Brian Smith   Knikole Taylor   Dr. Sarah-Jane Thomas   Dr. Betina Hsieh   Wes Kriesel   Dr. Fallon Wilson  
Access and opportunity for ALL learners is a necessity. Learn about projects from teachers and students that embrace digital equity for all learners, and experience activities for both formal and informal educational environments.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Leadership
Topic: Digital equity
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Development and Program Evaluation
  • Design, develop and implement technology-rich professional learning programs that model principles of adult learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
For Educators:
  • Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The primary purpose of the Digital Equity Network Playground is to provide a large number of interactive booths to exemplify some or all of the characteristics of access and opportunity for all students and educators. Through examples of creative and equitable classroom and community activities concentrated on closing the achievement gap, participants will leave with an awareness of equal access initiatives and tools to focus their efforts more strategically on closing the achievement gap.


We will have multiple Presentations during this session that will showcase successful strategies, awareness campaigns, community action plans, and professional development concepts that address the following areas: Digital Divide, Digital Inclusion, Equity in Access, Net Neutrality, Digital Literacy and the Homework Gap.

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Cicely Day, West Contra Costa School
Valerie Lewis, Mountain View HS
Regina Schaffer, Thorne Middle School
Brian Smith, Pass The Scope EDU

Brian Smith is currently a 1:1 Technology Learning Coach with the responsibility of providing personalized PD and digital culture changing opportunities for schools with a focus on student creation versus consumption. He has developed Student Tech Squads and Innovation Leadership Communities with the emphasis on providing Relevant Digital Citizenship opportunities through Student Voice platforms and Real-World experiences. Brian is a Common Sense Education Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Google Certified Educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Hoonuit Learning Ambassador and an Alpha Squirrel Ambassadors all fueling his passion to Meet Student Where they are.

Knikole Taylor, Knikole Taylor, LLC
Dr. Sarah-Jane Thomas, Prince Georges County Public Schools
Dr. Betina Hsieh, California State University, Long Beach
Wes Kriesel, Fullerton School District
Dr. Fallon Wilson, Black in Tech Nashville

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