Although much progress has been made over the past two decades to equip America’s classrooms with high speed internet access in order to leverage the power of technology tools for learning, robust internet access at home continues to be a challenge for millions of school-age children. As teachers and students rely on an ever-growing compendium of online resources for instruction and assessment of learning, access to those resources both at school and at home is a growing essential component for student academic success.
Students without home access to high-quality broadband connectivity are at a disadvantage, unable to realize the full power of digital learning. The lack of home internet access also negatively impacts school-to-parent communication and makes it more difficult for parents to support their children academically. The promise of anywhere, anytime learning for all students requires that schools and communities come together to solve the challenges of digital inequity and the widening disconnect that impacts not only students but parents and guardians as well.
Given the current challenges involved with the efforts to continue teaching and learning in the midst of multiple school closures, the issues involved in leading digital transformation are now more urgent and relevant than ever. Three superintendents will share strategies they have implemented to lead learning for all students in their school districts during these most unprecedented and complex times.
This presentation will be of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.