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2020 Regional Digital Equity Summits: Partnering to Connect Students

千亿体育官网The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology is excited to announce a free series of Regional Digital Equity Summits. The Summits will bring together education leaders and community collaborators to explore opportunities to partner and address local digital equity challenges. We invite you to join us!

千亿体育官网 the Digital Equity Summits

Technology has the potential to expand access to high-quality educational opportunities by connecting students to resources and expertise anywhere in the world. As schools and districts progress along the continuum of technology implementation, it is important to consider two underlying issues in order to avoid exacerbating pre-existing inequities: 1) student access to high-speed, reliable, and affordable broadband at school and at home and 2) opportunities to use technology in active, creative ways.

The 2020 Regional Digital Equity Summits will bring together state and local education leaders and community collaborators to identify strategies, connect with resources, and explore opportunities to partner to address local digital equity challenges of broadband access, affordability, and use for students at school and home.

 

Ongoing Technical Assistance

Following each Summit, attendees will have access to six months of free, ongoing technical assistance as they build community action plans to address local digital equity priorities. In addition to providing access to additional resources and subject matter expertise, the ongoing technical assistance will provide an opportunity for sustained engagement among attendees.

Who should attend?

Individuals or teams representing:

  • State and local education agencies (e.g., District Superintendent, District Technology Director)
  • State and local government
  • Community anchor institutions (e.g., libraries)
  • Postsecondary education institutions
  • Economic development sector

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We hope you and your organization will spread the word and help us reach a broad audience of education and community leaders who are working to connect all students. For your convenience, please feel free to use our graphics for easy sharing through newsletters and social media content by following this link.

Register Now!

The Regional Digital Equity Summits are FREE to attend, will take place in Spring and Summer of 2020 and will engage leaders in and around: Alaska, California, Illinois, Montana, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Please register and mark your calendars for these dates:

May 21-22, 2020 | University of Montana, Missoula, MT

千亿体育官网June 4-5, 2020 | TCEA Conference Center, Austin, TX

June 18-19, 2020 | University of California-Davis, Davis, CA

July 30-31, 2020 | University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL

August 10-11, 2020 | University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

千亿体育官网*Coming Soon! | Pennsylvania

*As we confirm more dates and locations, we will update this page with information on how to register and share information accordingly. To receive Summit alerts from OET, we invite you to join our mailing list by following this .

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