Digital Equity: The Road Ahead

4:00 – 4:20 p.m. (ET)
Throughout the day on February 17, thousands of educators and millions of students will participate in Digital Learning Day through classroom activities, schoolwide events, and even state-level celebrations. This concluding live webcast will highlight these experiences through questions, comments, and photos shared on Twitter from across the country and around the world. Emcee Rafranz Davis will be joined by Zac Chase, the U.S. Department of Education’s lead on the revision of the National Education Technology Plan, to recap the live sessions throughout the day and discuss the road ahead for achieving digital equity for all.

davis-moderatorRafranz Davis (moderator)
Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning
Lufkin Independent School District (TX)
Twitter Handle: @RafranzDavis


Zac Chase
ConnectED Fellow
Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
Twitter Handle: @MrChase


Tom Murray
Director of Digital Learning Policy and Advocacy
Future Ready Schools / Alliance for Excellent Education
Twitter Handle: @ThomasCMurray



Explore the Issue: Digital Equity Resources

All too often, learners with diverse learning needs—and particularly those living in poverty—experience educational “opportunity gaps,” in the form of lower expectations from adults and less access to effective teaching and rigorous course work. Although schools are making progress towards providing equal access to technology, access alone does not guarantee that students of all backgrounds and abilities have equal opportunities to learn. The promise of technology depends on creating ongoing opportunities for educators to continuously improve their instructional practice.

#DLDay Live Schedule
Partner Events
Hosted By: EdTechTeam
National Education Technology Plan
Alliance for Excellent Ed: Using Tech to Support At-Risk Students
Teaching Tolerance: Smart Tech Use for Equity
Digital Equity: Tech & Learning in the Lives of Lower Income Families
Council of Economic Advisors: Mapping the Digital Divide
Book: Missing Voices in Edtech
eSchool News: 7 Reasons Digital Equity is a Social Justice Issue
ISTE: Digital Equity Network