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Digital Literacy is the Lifeline of Our Interconnected World

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Location: Room 270
Experience live: All-Access Package

Listen and learn : Ed talk: Hosted activity

Dr. Kendall Latham  
Tara Nattrass  
Thomas Osmun  
JD Stumpf  

Hosted by Dell Technologies. The last 2 years have accelerated the need to provide a comprehensive, curricular approach to equipping students, educators and communities with the digital literacy skills needed for life, work, and online safety. Explore a comprehensive approach to strengthening individual digital literacy, to embed digital literacy into teaching and learning.

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers
Topic: Equity & inclusion
Additional information: http://getdigitalskills.org/

Presenters

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Dr. Kendall Latham, Dell Technologies

Kendall is a life-long learner and committed educator focused on partnering with districts to optimize learning and growth for all. Her academic training and 18 years working in public education have provided a broad perspective of the demands challenging communities today. She is passionate about collaborating with district and state leaders to design equity-oriented structures that leverage digital resources to meet the needs of all stakeholders- students, educators, and the community. Kendall has a Ph.D. in Urban Education with a Literacy concentration from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education from East Carolina University.

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Tara Nattrass, Dell Technologies

Dr. Tara Nattrass is a Senior Education Strategist at Dell Technologies. An experienced educator focused on eliminating opportunity gaps and ensuring every student is engaged, Tara most recently served as Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Arlington Public Schools (VA) where she collaborated with teams to implement systems and structures to support all students. She has held multiple roles including as a classroom teacher; literacy facilitator; school administrator; and Director of Elementary Education. She has experience implementing programs including Language Immersion, Montessori, and International Baccalaureate. Tara earned a Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.

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Thomas Osmun, Dell Technologies

Thomas is committed to helping students succeed in an increasingly digital world. He has worked as a K-12 teacher, RTI coach, middle school assistant principal, professional learning supervisor and an instructional programs administrator. He has facilitated professional learning around problem-based learning, blended learning, and Professional Learning Community (PLC) implementation. Tom has led a Learning Management System (LMS) implementation along with overseeing blended learning courses and curriculum. He has a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University in Physical Education/Sports Management and a Master’s degree from Saint Leo University in Educational Leadership.

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