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Puerto Rico Focuses on STEM Learning for All

Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, Puerto RicoP-12

Founded in 2004, Puerto Rico’s Science, Technology, and Research Trust is on a mission to “to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens' well-being” through its three main pillars of research & development, entrepreneurship, and public health. The Trust also recognizes ...

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Starting Small to Make a Difference in Mississippi

Pascagoula-Gautier School District, MississippiP-12

Engaging students in active use doesn’t require an elaborate technological ecosystem. Pascagoula High School (PHS) is a suburban, Title 1 school on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi with a student population of around 1,120, about 70% Black or Hispanic. Educator Jami Sheets teaches a leadership class ...

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Utah Funds Student Data Privacy Office to Support School Systems

Utah State Board of Education , UtahP-12

Like many states, Utah has recently updated its student data privacy laws. In 2015, Utah passed HB 68, which required the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) to make recommendations for updating existing privacy laws – and, critically, to develop a funding proposal to implement data privacy chang...

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Creating a Culture of Student Data Privacy Takes Time

Rocky River School District, OhioP-12

Not long after hiring a new Executive Director of Educational Services, Rocky River School District in Ohio recognized the need to create a system-wide culture focused on protecting student data privacy. Although the school board had recently reconfirmed its Student Privacy Policy, implementation wa...

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Southwestern Pennsylvania Engaged in Decade-long Dedication to Digital Health, Safety, and Citizenship

Allegheny County Intermediate Unit 3, PennsylvaniaP-12

Allegheny County Intermediate Unit 3 supports the work and implementation of digital citizenship across 42 districts in Southwest Pennsylvania. With generous support from the Grable Foundation and in partnership with Common Sense Media, Unit 3 has worked with districts and other organizations in Gre...

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Building Media Literacy into State Standards

Delaware Department of Education, DelawareP-12

Media literacy is a key component of both active use and digital citizenship, and states like Delaware are taking steps to ensure all students are engaged, analytical, informed media consumers. The state passed S.B. 195 in 2022, requiring the inclusion of media literacy standards for K-12 classrooms...

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Incorporating Hawaiian Values and Digital Citizenship into Computer Science Education

Hawaii Department of Education, HawaiiP-12

Hawai’i is a culturally unique state. To help ensure their educational system and content are culturally relevant and connected to Hawaiian values, the Hawai’i Department of Education (HI DOE) developed the Ha Framework, a state-wide framework to develop the skills, behaviors, and dispositions r...

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Kansas District Takes Planned Approach to Digital Citizenship

Wichita Public Schools, KansasP-12

When leaders of Wichita Public Schools considered how they would build digital citizenship into the learning of every student, the 94-site district knew they needed to take a measured approach. The result was a 3-year plan that focused on middle schools the first year, elementary the second, and hig...

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Providing Multilingual Digital Literacy Support for Learners, Families, and Caregivers

Beaverton School District, OregonP-12

Located just outside of Portland, OR, the Beaverton School District serves over 40,000 students, approximately 24 percent of whom identify as Latino. When the schools first launched their 1-to-1 program in 2014, they discovered not all students had equitable access to reliable, high-speed internet a...

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Digital Harbor Foundation Serves as an Example of Long-Term Innovation Investment

Digital Harbor Foundation, MarylandP-12

Originally “born in Baltimore and dedicated to creating pathways to opportunity through technology,” Maryland’s Digital Harbor Foundation has expanded its efforts to a global reach since opening its Tech Center in a defunct recreation center in 2013. Dedicated to digital equity for everyone, d...

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VT Purchasing Consortia Increases Spending Power of Rural Districts

Vermont Information Technology Association For The Advancement Of Learning, VermontP-12

Vermont has a total student population of approximately 83,000 - equal to that of a single large urban school district – spread out across several districts within the state. But the smaller size of these often-rural districts doesn’t stop them from provisioning access to technology tools at a f...

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Bringing Internet Access to Alaskan Tribal Lands

Alaska Federation of Natives, AlaskaP-12

While the digital access divide may be closing quickly in much of the country, geography and a lack of physical infrastructure present unique challenges in those locations still waiting for reliable broadband. Through a $35M grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's...

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Collaboration and Research Lay the Foundation for CT State Digital Equity Plan

Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, ConnecticutP-12

Prior commitments and policies designed to close the digital divide have helped accelerate the development of Connecticut's Digital Equity Plan, led through its Department of Administrative Services’ Commission for Educational Technology. During the pandemic, the state’s governor established ...

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Partnering with Local Government and Community Agencies with HCSEdConnect

Hamilton County Schools, TennesseeP-12

When schools transitioned to emergency remote learning in 2020, the Chattanooga, TN community recognized many students lacked the home internet access necessary to participate. To address the challenge, Hamilton County Schools (HCS), Hamilton County, the City of Chattanooga, the Enterprises Center o...

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State Partnership Brings Assistive Technology Support to Oklahomans

Oklahoma State Department of Education, OklahomaP-12

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has partnered with Oklahoma ABLE Tech, the state’s Assistive Technology (AT) Act program, to provide AT and information services for children. ABLE Tech provides training, technical assistance, information, and public awareness to help individuals ...

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Supporting Preschool Children with Assistive Technology

Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services, FloridaP-12

To empower early childhood educators to use evidence-based assistive technology with even the youngest learners, the Miami-Dade County Community Action & Human Services Head Start Program in Florida is partnering with two organizations with external assistive technology specialists. Florida Alli...

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Increasing Statewide Support of Accessible Educational Materials

New Hampshire Department of Education, New HampshireP-12

For New Hampshire, 2024 marks the state’s final year as a member of an inaugural cohort of states working to “build a robust and coordinated system for providing AEM and related technologies to all learners with disabilities who need them.” Funded by a grant from the US Department of Education...

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Lindsay Unified School District’s Transformative Journey

Lindsay Unified School District, CaliforniaP-12

In Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD) - a small, rural district located in the Central Valley of California - approximately 93% of the students identify as Hispanic/Latino and 42% as ELLs; 24% receive migrant services; and all students receive free meals. The district has committed to ensuring e...

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Mendon-Upton Includes Student, Teacher Voice in Edtech Procurement

Mendon-Upton Regional School District, MassachusettsP-12

Mendon-Upton Regional School District (MURSD) is a small suburban district in central Massachusetts which provides their teachers access to over 200 edtech tools. MURSD participated in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s OET 2022-2023 EdTech Peer Learning Cohort....

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Massachusetts State Resources Help Ensure Equitable and Effective Edtech Use

Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, MassachusettsP-12

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) promotes the strategic and equitable usage of edtech in the state. The OET recognized that despite significant progress in access to devices and the internet for students, that access was ...

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Procurement Best Practices

Francis Howell School District, MissouriP-12

Rather than relying on retrofitting for accessibility as the need arises, the district team at Francis Howell School District in O’Fallon, MO built accessibility into technology planning and procurement. The district also realized they would not find one device that fit the accessibility needs of...

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Building Educator Capacity for Data Visualization and Use Across Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Education, NebraskaP-12

In Spring 2023, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) kicked off its third cohort within its Data Visualization and Use Education Innovation Network. Educators selected to join the network participate in webinars to increase their capacity to design data visualizations to communicate student le...

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Leveraging Technology to Support the Portrait of a Graduate in North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction , North CarolinaP-12

In October 2022, North Carolina Superintendent of Education Catherine Truitt announced the release of the North Carolina Portrait of a Graduate, developed in collaboration with almost 1,200 K-12 educators, administrators, families, employers, communities, and higher education institutions. The North...

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Designing Wrap-Around Teacher Support as a New Normal

Denver Public Schools, ColoradoP-12

When Denver Public Schools (DPS) in Colorado considered the patterns of teacher  engagement in professional learning opportunities across the district, they noticed a familiar problem. Teachers attended one-off trainings on thoughtfully integrating technology within their practice and then moved on...

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Leveraging Online Learning to Support Teacher Competency Development

Cajon Valley Union School District, CaliforniaP-12

Like many districts, Cajon Valley Union School District in California has faced challenges providing differentiated professional learning for teachers and staff. With limited opportunities for in-person learning, exacerbated by the increasing difficulty of finding substitutes, they decided to levera...

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Leveraging Staff Meeting Time for Professional Learning

Narragansett Public Schools, Rhode IslandP-12

Finding time to provide teachers with professional learning is often challenging for school systems. Scheduling professional learning opportunities outside the traditional school day means many educators cannot attend. Narragansett Public Schools in Rhode Island found that many teachers reported nee...

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State Program Facilitates the Sharing of Instructional Technology Coaches Among Districts

Illinois State Board of Education, IllinoisP-12

The Learning Technology Center (LTC), a program of the Illinois State Board of Education, provides edtech services, support, and professional learning for K-12 Illinois schools, educators, and technology leaders. Recognizing that many small and medium-sized school systems could not afford a full-tim...

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Reconsidering Educator Learning Time to Improve Student Learning Time

Brigantine Public Schools, New JerseyP-12

When Brigantine Public Schools in New Jersey considered how they might improve the active use of technology for all students, they realized they needed to attend to educator needs first. They needed to reconsider teacher schedules to provide them with what was needed to design digital learning exper...

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Developing a Portrait of an Educator in Rural Wyoming

Sheridan County School District 3, WyomingP-12

Sheridan County School District 3 (SCSD3) in Clearmont, WY is a rural K-12 district with 96 students. To help the district develop a Portrait of an Educator, they hosted facilitators from the University of Wyoming (UW), who asked teachers a series of questions, including:  What do students nee...

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Aligning Educator Evaluation Systems with a Portrait of an Educator

School Administrative Unit 16, New HampshireP-12

New Hampshire’s School Administrative Unit 16 (SAU-16) comprises seven smaller school districts and eight school boards around Exeter, NH. In 2020, SAU-16 brought in teachers, paraeducators, principals, and other stakeholders to begin imagining a companion Portrait of an Educator.  SAU-16 lead...

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