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Navigating the Digital Shift: Equitable Learning Opportunities for All Learners

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Navigating the Digital Shift: Equitable Learning Opportunities for All Learners

Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; and Sean Joyce, Technology Director, North Palos School District 117, IL
Hosted by SETDA

Sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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This edWebinar highlights SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2019: Equitable Learning Opportunities for All Leaders. State and local leadership to support digital learning environments is one of the fundamental aspects of a successful shift to digital learning. With policies and practices, state leaders demonstrate to districts and schools a commitment to digital learning to support the personalized learning needs of all students. Hear examples of state and district leadership that support digital learning opportunities.

This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to administrators, policy makers, curriculum directors, IT staff, 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.


Sean Joyce is the technology director for North Palos School District 117 in Illinois. Prior to this role he worked as an assistant principal, instructional technology coach, and elementary school teacher. Sean has a master’s degree in reading and literacy from Benedictine University, bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Illinois University, and an administrative certificate from Lewis University. Sean is an active member of the Consortium of School Networking (COSN) and the Illinois Educational Technology Leaders (IETL).


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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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Wednesday, June 5, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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