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.
Rafranz Davis (moderator)
Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning
Lufkin Independent School District (TX)
Twitter Handle: @RafranzDavis
Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Department of Education
Twitter Handle: @MrChase
Director of Digital Learning Policy and Advocacy
Future Ready Schools / Alliance for Excellent Education
Twitter Handle: @ThomasCMurray
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.