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Navigating the Digital Shift: Leveraging Quality Instructional Materials for Learning

Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Navigating the Digital Shift

Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; and Dr. Michael Nelson, Director of Curriculum and Assessments, Coeur d’Alene Public Schools
Hosted by SETDA
Sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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In this edWebinar, learn about SETDA’s updated and expanded Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States (DMAPS), an online database providing details regarding each state’s policies and practices related to the acquisition of digital instructional materials. New for 2019 is a section on professional learning practices as related to instructional materials, details regarding state computer science standards and the reorganization of various sections.

Learn how to access specific details regarding each state’s policies and practices, and how to compare states and hear directly from state and local leaders on how to best access quality instructional materials for all students. Hear how Coeur d’Alene School District engages students in content by creating relevance. CDAS leverages digital resources to allow their educators greater abilities to deliver individualized instruction and allow students flexibility to complete assignments in unique ways and engage them at a higher rate.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to administrators, teachers, policy makers, curriculum directors, IT staff, librarians, and instructional coaches.


Christine FoxAbout the Presenters

Christine Fox is the deputy executive director for SETDA. As Deputy Executive Director, she collaborates with the executive director in charting strategic direction, administration, planning and financial decisions involving SETDA. She also facilitates the members’ professional learning opportunities including planning and implementing the content for SETDA’s virtual and in-person events and newsletters. In addition, she manages many of SETDA’s research and product development projects from conception to publication. The management of such projects includes coordinating data collection from all states, supervising consultants and staff, ensuring member input and supervising the publishing process. Recent publications and projects include Navigating the Digital Shift, Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition Policies for States, OER Case Studies: Implementation in Action, The Broadband Imperative and From Data to Information. Christine’s background includes experience in education and consulting. She has worked as an educational consultant and curriculum developer for a national whole school reform model, ESOL coordinator and 3rd grade teacher. Christine has a Masters of Science in teaching English as a second language from Florida International University and received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Florida State University.

Mike NelsonA graduate of Coeur d’Alene Public Schools, Dr. Mike Nelson works with district educators to provide current and relevant teaching materials and verifies that students are working to meet or exceed district and state standards. Idaho’s Milken National Educator from 2005, Mike is also responsible for the district’s assessment program, curriculum-related professional development, and works with our Technology and Special Education departments to ensure student engagement. He holds six degrees from the University of Idaho in Spanish, broadcast journalism, curriculum, technology, administration and holds a doctorate of philosophy in educational leadership.

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setdaThe State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.


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Thursday, February 21, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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