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Edtech Advocacy &
Policy Summit

Preparing for Tomorrow by Leading Today

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Thursday, December 3, 11:30 am–12:15 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Jennifer Brown  
Diana Gross  

Current research shows that 2020 has accelerated technology adoption. Do you have a clear view of how remote learning has impacted digital transformation? We will take you through current national and global research on EdTech adoption trends to understand how we can use 2020 as a catalyst for change.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and the impact of learning with technology with other education leaders who want to learn from this work.
Connected Learner
  • Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.
  • Set goals to remain current on emerging technologies for learning, innovations in pedagogy and advancements in the learning sciences.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will review and analyze current research data on the impact accelerated transformation of EdTech adoption has had on K-12 stakeholders, and begin to apply these trends to their strategic planning goals. Presenters Jennifer Brown and Diana Gross will also provide a brief look into emerging technologies for consideration when making decisions today that will effectively create the digital ecosystem that will serve districts well in the future. Participant collaborative note taking and planning tools will be used.


1. Introductions and State of Education - (8 minutes)
2. Review of research on the digital transformation - (15 minutes/ audience engagement via polling
3. Participant evaluation of their state of readiness - (7 minutes / audience peer-to-peer interaction)
4. Actionable Steps for Strategic Planning Today to Be Prepared for Tomorrow (10 minutes)
5. Q&A (5 minutes)

Supporting research

Reference List
Gartner Hype Cycle for Education, 2019
Pezaro, C. (2020, June 16). The Role of Education Research. Npj Science of Learning Community.
Project Tomorrow. (2019a). About Project Tomorrow.
Project Tomorrow. (2019b). About the Speak Up Research Initiative.
Project Tomorrow & Blackboard. (2020a). 90 Days That Changed K-12 Teaching and Learning: The Shift to Digital Learning. Project Tomorrow.
Project Tomorrow & Blackboard. (2020b). 2020 – 90 Days That Changed K-12 Teaching & Learning. Project Tomorrow.

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Diana Gross, CDW-G

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