Webinar: Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for Educators

05/14/2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Digital Learning, Professional Development

Topics: digital equity

District/Organization: edWeb, ISTE

Presented by Sarah Thomas, Educator and Founder, EduMatch movement; Nicol Howard, Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Redlands, CA; and Regina Schaffer, Technology Specialist, Middletown Township School District, NJ
Hosted by Colin Murcray, Director of Books and Journals, ISTE

Sponsored by The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Based on their popular ISTE book Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, Sarah Thomas, Nicol Howard and Regina Schaffer will lead a conversation designed to help K-12 educators take steps toward achieving digital equity in their classrooms and throughout the field of education.

Attendees will also come away from the edWebinar with:
An understanding of digital equity and awareness of the “problem of practice” for teachers and coaches
Strategies for connecting the ISTE Educator and Student Standards to practice
Real-life stories from teachers who have conquered complex equity challenges in their classrooms and from edtech coaches who have implemented equity-centered innovative professional development
Concrete, evidence-based strategies for teachers

While acknowledging the key challenges facing teachers in today’s classrooms such as access, connectivity, limited resources, digital divide and the homework gap, the presenters will provide positive examples and recommendations for moving toward digital equity in K-12 settings. This edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 and higher education teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Visit edWeb.net to register and learn more.