The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. While digital equity is a challenge for all school districts, Dr. Beth Holland, Digital Equity and Rural Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), points out that it becomes a very complex issue given the challenges within rural schools and systems. In a recent edWebinar, Holland along with Jennifer Austin, CETL, Instructional Technology Coordinator at Lac du Flambeau Public School in Wisconsin, Michael Flood, Vice President of Strategy at Kajeet, and Tammy Neil, Computer Science Teacher at Suwannee Middle School in Florida, discuss the unique challenges rural districts face when providing students’ online access to their education. Flood explained that when students don’t have equal access to devices and high-speed internet, it prevents them from having the same kinds of learning opportunities as their more connected peers.
This edWebinar will explore ways in which school districts can accelerate learning and ensure literacy success for English Language Learners in ELA and other content areas.
Learn the importance of starting the conversation and addressing inequities in schools and why there is a need to talk, teach, and learn across differences.
Join Dr. Todd Rogers and Phyllis Jordan for a panel on implementing evidence-based interventions that make a measurable impact on attendance, and, in turn, student outcomes moving the needle on district-wide goals.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Amy McCart and Dr. Dawn Miller, leading MTSS experts from the SWIFT Education Center, will provide proven steps for approaching this work in your own school or district.
Discuss the challenges of digital equity in rural schools and systems. Each rural context presents different challenges and opportunities.
This edWebinar will provide insights and learning on how a school district with a diverse population of students created systematic change and redesigned their services and supports to meet the needs of their struggling readers and to ensure equitable access for all.
Please join Michelle Luhtala as she interviews Mary about how this consortium is promoting equity and access throughout her state and how it can benefit school libraries elsewhere.
A critical topic for schools, communities, and most importantly, our students, is what teachers do in the classroom to nurture ALL students, create a sense of belonging, and keep educational standards high. Only then can students, especially immigrant students and students of color, meet their potential and succeed in school and beyond. During a recent edWebinar, the presenters underscored that when schools make generalizations about particular student populations and their behavior, they strip them of their individuality, and these students become “invisible.”
This edWebinar will help you understand more about what equitable access in reading means for students that have reading deficits, and how it can help you close the achievement gap.