Digital Equity Network

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The Digital Equity Network works to inspire thoughtful discussion as well as action aimed to ensure access and opportunities for all learners. Through weekly and monthly sharing, we will challenge the status quo concerning the “haves and have nots” of access while providing consistent information and actionable resources to better help school leaders make equitable decisions concerning technology infrastructures and digital learning. Please visit our blog for more news and information related to digital equity: https://medium.com/digital-equity


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Latest Discussion Posts

  • Hi Digital Equity Network! My doctoral student, Jeromie Whalen, and I are collecting data about the shift to emergency remote teaching (aka what ya'll are doing right now if you moved from in person to online/remote teaching this year). We'd like to identify ...

  • Hi  everyone,  I would like to invite you to join in the ParentSquare Learning Network monthly webinar happening tomorrow night. Our webinar will be presented by @Sarah-Jane Thomas @Nicol Howard and @Regina Schaffer at 7:00 pm EST.  I will be ...

  • Hello, friends! Please join us for a timely webinar on issues at the intersection of equity and citizenship. We will hear perspectives from Molly Zielezinski, Knikole Taylor, and Mindy Johnson Thursday evening, March 26 at 5:00 PT/7:00 CT/8:00 ET. Register ...

  • Digital Equity PLN Members: I hope everyone is doing well and in good spirits, despite the recent events that are impacting our lives and work throughout our country.    I curated some easy to use resources for both educators and parents at ...

Announcements

  • Joint ISTE Playground w/ Digital Citizenship

    Calling all #digcit #equity advocates, teachers, coaches, coordinators, admin & community members! Submit your proposal to present at the ISTE Digital Citizenship & Digital Equity Joint Playground 2020!

    The Digital Citizenship and Digital Equity PLN is excited to be hosting a playground at the ISTE 2020 Conference in Anaheim, California. We are taking proposals for energetic and engaging sessions that will present based on the Playground theme, "Moving Beyond #DigCit Basics: In Search of Equity". 

    Title: Digital Citizenship and Digital Equity Playground – “Moving Beyond #DigCit Basics: In Search of Equity”

    Date/Time:

    Sunday, June 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, PST –

    Playground A

    Description: Come present at the Digital Citizenship and Digital Equity combined Playground at ISTE 2020 to show how you infuse both digital citizenship and digital equity principles into your everyday work with students. Do you go beyond simply discussing “Internet safety” with your students to help them be agents for social justice and a force for positive change in the world? If so present at the Playground to show how you make a difference to Digital Citizenship and Digital Equity and use student voices to make a positive change for social justice.

    Note: Proposals that include both Digital Citizenship & Digital Equity will have a higher chance of being accepted. 

    Our playground will have:  

    6 presentation areas for demonstration/hands-on activities.

     4 poster areas.

    2 larger demonstration areas will be dedicated to topics of Digital Equity & Digital Citizenship in an ignite, panel, or Q&A format. 

    We are open to whatever ideas you have implemented in your curriculum or presented about for Digital Equity and Digital Citizenship. We would love to have interactive playful experience for the ISTE 2020 attendees. Are you a local teacher in the LA area and have students that would like to present at the playground? Please help them submit a proposal so we can hear the student voices that are making an impact for social justice with Digital Citizenship and Digital Equity! 

    Please submit your ideas and proposals here (Link). You can submit as many as you wish and let us know if you have any questions. 

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

    ISTE is continuing its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by prompting session submitters to think about, and then explain, how each speaker in their session contributes to the diversity of perspectives within the session content. 

    Link to the application

    http://bit.ly/digcitequityplayground2020

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  • Digital Equity PLN Awards are now open!

    The ISTE Professional Learning Networks (PLNs) support exceptional teaching and learning throughout the year. Once a year, they honor outstanding individuals who have demonstrated excellent work in their job role or topic area.

    There are more than 20 awards to be presented this year, so don’t hesitate to nominate yourself or another exceptional educator!

    Deadline to apply is Sunday, March 1.

    Nominate Now

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  • Digital Equity February 2020 Newsletter

    Hi ISTE Digital Equity Network Colleagues,
    The February 2020 edition of our Digital Equity Network newsletter is now available for downloading and reading. 
    In this issue,

    Digital Equity PLN Awards are Open! 

    Joint ISTE Digital Equity & Digital Citizenship Playground applications are open!

    Take a listen to a webinar about Teacher Equity in Teacher Prep Programs 

    and so much more!!!

    Please feel free to share!
     
    As always, if you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas for the PLN, please let us know.
    ISTE Digital Equity PLN Leadership Team
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  • ISTE Standards in Teacher Prep - Webinar Recording

    If you were unable to attend our last webinar, “ISTE Standards in Teacher Prep”, please watch the recording and share your insights on our community discussion board or on Twitter using #ISTEDEPLN.​ Read More