Technology

NSBA joins CoSN and AASA in digital webinar as part of “Connected Educators Month”

The National School Boards Association (NSBA), Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and the School Superintendents Association (AASA) partnered to host a free webinar, Building the Human Capacity for a Digital Leap. The webinar focused on equipping school leaders with the knowledge, resources, and networks needed to build the capacity of school systems to move from old education models to enabling individualized learning with technology.

Leading the Digital Leap : Building the Human Capacity for a Digital Leap

This is powerpoint that was presented during the October 27, 2015 webinar hosted by NSBA, COSN, and AASA on "Leading the Digital Leap."

2015 School Board Appreciation

The 2015 20 to Watch winners voice their appreciation for their local school boards.

2015 "20 to Watch" Emerging Technology Leaders

Learn about the 2015 20 to Watch winners. The 20 to Watch program identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 year.

The 2014-15 NSBA “20 to Watch” honorees are (listed by state/territory):

Bryner v. Canyons School District

Utah Court of Appeals holds that videotape from security camera at middle school was subject to disclosure restrictures pursuant to FERPA because the tape constituted a educational record within the meaning of FERA.

COSA Director to discuss student data privacy at Harvard

This Wednesday, The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School will be hosting a working meeting on “Emerging & Future Privacy Issues in K-12 Connected Learning.” Attending and participating in the discussion will be Sonja Trainor, Director of the Council of School Attorneys (COSA), National School Boards Association (NSBA). Ms.

FCC: E-Rate will fully fund Wi-Fi requests

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler announced that the agency’s E-Rate program will be able to fully fund Wi-Fi requests in the coming school year. The E-Rate program provides discounts and subsidies to schools and libraries for technology improvements.

Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Alexandria, Va.  (May 11, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that on May 18th, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, as part of CUBE’s annual Digital Learning Day, three schools from across the country will participate in a webinar discussion commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Participating schools include Baltimore City Public Schools’ Digital Harbor High School; Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High School; and Rochester, New York’s Northeast College Preparatory Academy.

Bringing girls to STEM

When high school students are asked about their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, about a third of the boys say they are very interested. Only one in five of the girls say the same thing.

This data has not changed since 2003, said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. Her group has been polling and collecting data on students and technology for decades.

Focus on student learning and transform schools

When Eric Sheninger was a principal at New Milford High School in Bergen, N.J., he said, he spent a lot of time taking away students’ devices at school. “Our excuse was that it had no benefit to learning,” he said. “What we don’t know, we fear, and we make excuses.”

His “ah ha” moment came when he took the device of one student, who told him their school was like a jail. “He was right,” he said.

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