For District and State Leaders
District and state leaders have the ability to make an exponential impact on learning in their local or state educational agencies. The following resources are available to support leaders in using technology to transform learning.
Dear Colleague Letter: Federal Funding for Technology
Formula grants (ESEA Title I, II, III, IDEA, etc.) can be used to fund the transition to digital learning.
Funding Digital Learning
As states and districts update technology infrastructure, it may seem that the needs overwhelm resources. Learn more about available resources to fund technology.
ConnectED Private Sector Commitments
There are a number of private sector commitments available to schools through the ConnectED Initiative.
Future Ready builds on the momentum of the President’s ConnectED Initiative with the launch of the Future Ready Pledge. The pledge recognizes the importance of building human capacity within schools and districts for effectively using increased connectivity and new devices to transform teaching and learning. Visit our Future Ready page to learn more about:
- The Future Ready District Pledge
- White House “ConnectED to the Future” Convening of superintendents
- Locations and dates of upcoming Future Ready Regional Summits
- Technical assistance resources available for district leaders
Finding Digital Resources
The Department of Education’s Federal Registry for Educational Excellence (FREE) is powered by the Learning Registry. FREE makes it easier to find digital teaching and learning resources created and maintained by the federal government and public and private organizations.
The U.S. Department of Education hosted a Technical Working Group bringing together district leaders from across the U.S. These videos highlight the discussions from the group.
Technical Working Group
On May 28th, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education welcomed district superintendents and leadership from around the country to a Technical Working Group. This first of its kind event was crucial to the department’s efforts to increase the community of ConnectED educators around the country and engage with leaders on how to better transition districts to digital learning. Additionally, feedback from the Technical Working Group participants helped shape the agenda for the upcoming White House “ConnectED to the Future” Convening.
Participating in Online Discussions
Technology provides a powerful tool for collaborating and sharing best practices. The following page is a directory of suggested educator chats on Twitter.