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Engaging our Youngest Learners

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Early Learning and Educational Technology Policy Brief

This brief, issued jointly by ED and HHS, will help those who care for nearly 36 million children from birth to age eight make wise decisions about media use and provides four guiding principles for families and early educators on the use of technology with young children.

Implementing an Open Approach

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#GoOpen District Launch Packet

Across the country, districts are choosing to #GoOpen and transitioning to the use of openly licensed educational resources to improve student learning in their schools. This resource is designed for districts that have decided to implement a systematic approach to incorporating openly licensed educational resources into their curriculum by becoming a #GoOpen District.

Increasing access to high-quality education opportunities

#GoOpen Campaign

The U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign encourages states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials to transform teaching and learning. Learn what it takes to be a #GoOpen District or State:

Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

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2016 National Education Technology Plan (NETP)

The NETP is the flagship educational technology policy document for the United States. The 2016 plan articulates a vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.

Stories from the Field

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Sharing Stories of EdTech Innovation

Find stories of innovation happening in schools across the nation. By amplifying great stories and sharing good practices, we hope to connect districts, schools, and educators so they can learn from each other’s experiences.

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Every Student Succeeds Act

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Building Capacity for the Effective Use of Technology: New Guidance on Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE)

We discuss how States and districts may use new ESSA Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) funds to improve the effective use of technology.

Leading Beyond the Library

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#FutureReady Librarians

As schools seek to become Future Ready, it is necessary to identify and cultivate leadership beyond district and building leaders. School librarians lead, teach and support the Future Ready goals of their school and district in a variety of ways through their professional practice, programs and spaces. Future Ready Librarians is an an expansion of the Future Ready initiative aimed at raising awareness among district and school leaders about the valuable role librarians can play in supporting the Future Ready goals of their school and district. Learn more!

Expanding the Capacity of District Leaders

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Personalized Professional Learning for Future Ready Leaders

Strong leadership is essential to systemic, sustainable change in education. The Future Ready Leaders project provides a systematic review of research and videos highlighting essential policies and practices for successfully leading the transition to Future Ready schools.

Fostering and Leading a Culture of Digital Learning

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Future Ready

Superintendents from districts across the country have signed the Future Ready pledge, demonstrating their commitment to work collaboratively with key district stakeholders to set a vision for digital learning, to empower educators through personalized professional learning, and to mentor other district leaders in their own transition to digital learning.

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