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Addressing Educational Equity in Digital Age

Written by Kajeet on June 09, 2014

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CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) and the National Title I Association (NASTID) released a new toolkit to strengthen the critical relationship between District Title I and education technology leaders in improving educational equity.

Titled “Rethinking Educational Equity in a Digital Era: Forging a Strong Partnership between District Title I and Technology Leaders,” the report arrives as technology increasingly becomes an everyday part of teaching and learning and addresses the growing complexity of Title I in attaining fairness and equity in our schools.

“Education is at a critical inflection point, with digitized, mobile, online and virtual platforms speeding up and personalizing educational development like never before,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “However, as the learning experience transforms and brings exciting new opportunities, we have to ensure all students have the same chance to reach their full potential. It is critical that Title I directors and technology directors step up their dialogue around technology and learning and collaborate in new, intentional ways to maximize the student experience and close the achievement gap.”

“Title I directors are responsible for helping schools reach all of their students with a high quality education. Technology has become an essential tool to make that happen,” said Bob Harmon, NASTID CEO. “This toolkit will enable educational leaders, through connections to both Title I and CoSN, to integrate best practices using more of the tools they need to close the achievement gap.”speeding up and personalizing educational development like never before,” said Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN. “However, as the learning experience transforms and brings exciting new opportunities, we have to ensure all students have the same chance to reach their full potential. It is critical that Title I directors and technology directors step up their dialogue around technology and learning and collaborate in new, intentional ways to maximize the student experience and close the achievement gap.”

The toolkit provides a brief background on Title I and details the importance and meaning of educational equity in the 21st-century amid the growing advances in digital capabilities. To help leaders raise their level of dialogue, the resource provides readers with key implementation factors for technology-enabled educational success, a discussion guide for planning technology integration into Title I programs, and 10 tips for building collaboration between the Title I Director and the chief technology officer (or other related district technology leader).

In addition, the resource shares compelling stories of Loudoun County Public Schools (VA), Clark County School District (NV) and Raytown Quality Schools (MO) in their successful efforts to unite the work across Title I and ed tech lines to the benefit of students.

The toolkit was developed with the support from Comcast, Kajeet and Promethean.

To access the toolkit, please visit: http://info.kajeet.com/rethinking-educational-equity-in-a-digital-era.

 

 

Topics: Homework Gap, Tools and Tips


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