Digital Equity

Personalized Learning with Micro-credentials

CoSN supports edtech leaders who are dedicated to continued growth in their capacity to improve students’ learning with innovative, digital environments. We work to improve the human capacity of school systems by providing robust, thoughtful, and relevant professional advancement opportunities. This range from face-to-face events such as the Annual Conference to online courses to CoSN’s Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL®) program.

New Paper Underscores Why Students Need 24/7 Broadband Access

CoSN today issued a new paper for education leaders, titled “School-to-Home: Understanding Why 24/7 Access to Broadband is Essential to Student Learning.”
 
The report comes at a time when students increasingly must gain 21st century technology skills to succeed in life after high school. Despite the technological shift driven by rapid innovations, Pew Research estimates that approximately 5 million U.S. households with school-age children still do not have access to high-speed Internet at home.
 

Bridging the Digital Divide’ – California Middle School Wins First-Ever Digital Equity Video Challenge

CoSN today announced that Rancho Minerva Middle School in California’s Vista Unified School District is the winner of the first-ever Digital Equity Student Video Challenge. The school was chosen among more than 50 student groups from across the United States and Canada.
 

New School Leadership Toolkit Advances Digital Equity Nationwide

Washington, DC (February 17, 2016) – To improve digital equity in school systems nationwide, CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today launched the Digital Equity Action Toolkit for district leaders.

Introduced through CoSN’s new Digital Equity Action Agenda leadership initiative, the toolkit provides school system leaders with thoughtful strategies to address and narrow the “homework gap” in their communities.

Chattanooga’s Focus on Digital Inclusion & Economic Development

Chattanooga, known by an older generation for The Andrew Sisters song “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” is now becoming known as the leading U.S. community addressing digital equity. The effort is multi-layered and comprehensive, and its leadership starts at the top with its young mayor, Andy Berke. The school system, Hamilton County Department of Education, is a key partner in the effort, but other agencies and partners lead it.

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