Getting the Most From Federal Opportunities to Ensure Digital Readiness for All
Listen and learn : Panel
Aaron Dworkin Dustin Loehr Evo Popoff Chris Rush Ji Soo Song Ally Talcott
Hear from an expert panel on how federal opportunities (including COVID-19 education stimulus dollars) can support effective and innovative technology use for learning now and beyond the pandemic, especially in addressing issues like accelerating learning, social-emotional learning, and teacher capacity for digital learning.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
With unprecedented federal education funding levels available now, and potentially more in the future, what priority areas should education leaders consider to ensure digital readiness for all?
Welcome and panel introductions
Overview of current and potentially upcoming federal programs to support effective use of technology
Recommendations for participants to discuss with stakeholders to:
1. Reinforce teacher capacity for effective digital learning
2. Take advantage of accelerated learning to narrow equity gaps
3. Strategically integrate social-emotional learning as students return to the classroom
Q&A fielded by panelists
Closing: Policy items to watch for in the coming months aligned to session topics
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Ji Soo Song is an advocate committed to promoting educational equity. As the senior policy and advocacy associate at ISTE, he leads the research, analysis, and communication of federal, state, and local policy issues related to digital learning standards, educator credentialing systems, and professional development funding streams. Ji Soo also serves as a member of the Title IV-A Coalition's Board of Directors. Prior to ISTE, Ji Soo served as a City Year AmeriCorps Member in the District of Columbia and a fellow at the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology.
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