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: Leveraging Federal Funds for Teaching and Learning with Technology
This letter provides some examples of how funds under Titles I through IV of the ESEA, as amended by the ESSA, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), may support the use of technology to improve instruction and student outcomes.
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.
Home Access Playbook
In spring 2020, the Office of Educational Technology (OET) hosted a series of listening sessions with state leaders—from state educational agencies (SEAs), state broadband offices, state libraries, and state economic development agencies—to identify what digital equity issues were magnified as a result of school closings, what immediate actions states were taking to address these issues, and what long-term solutions were being considered to sustainably address these issues.
Preparing students to be successful for the future requires a robust and flexible learning infrastructure capable of supporting new types of engagement and providing ubiquitous access to the technology tools that allow students to create, design, and explore.