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    Digital Inclusion Week
    Posted on 05/11/2018
    CIO shows DigitialEquityIS

    Digital Inclusion Week 2018 (DIW2018) was May 7th-11th. DIW2018 is sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and supported by the Community Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) on which our CIO, John Krull, is a board member. An online survey in last week’s “tech tip” to teachers was also emailed to CTAB technology matching fund community organizations asking them how they defined Digital Equity. Results of the survey were shared at the May 8th CTAB meeting as part of its Digital Equity initiative to help shape the direction of CTAB's and the district's efforts regarding digital equity.

     

     

    Results of the Survey:

    • when no person is denied access to digital skills and spaces by virtue of their zip code, race, ethnicity, ability, or gender identification
    • providing opportunities to succeed so that one is not left behind
    • all students having access to the same type of technology and apps instruction at school
    • Providing access, instruction and equal (measurable) time to practice, using technology for all students, regardless of gender, race, special needs or economic status. All students deserve to see themselves as capable coders and users of technology
    • all students, families, and adults having hands on, everyday experiences with technology. Not just a few
    • Providing tech devices such as laptops and chromebooks for all students
    • creating a platform for all stories for be documented, archived, and shared to as many communities as possible a necessity for a modern democracy
    • Allowing access to every student at school, but not necessarily at home where they become screen time/ babysitter
    • Making sure everyone has access to, and support for, computers and innovative technology
    • Ensuring technology does not pose a barrier to the success of any one person or group
    • when all schools are equipped with digital learning tools, all teachers engage in professional learning to be future ready educators, and all students engage in future-ready, 21st century learning experiences
    • all students having opportunities to learn the technology skills they need to accomplish their goals