Technology

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.

Speaker Pogue says don't fear new technology

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From a dizzying tour of the mobile app world to rousing rendering of his YouTube sing-along, “iPhone: the Video” (sung to the Sinatra standard, “My Way”), technology columnist and PBS Nova host David Pogue employed humor and the awe of what is and is yet to come with his audience at Sunday morning’s Second General Session at NSBA’s annual conference in Nashville.

NSBA Names ‘20 to Watch’ Education Technology Leaders


Alexandria, Va. (March 6, 2015) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2014-15. These distinctive education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to explore and embrace innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality instruction and support more personalized learning experiences for students.

Future Ready Schools Initiative

NSBA is proud to be a coalition partner of the Future Ready Schools Initiative. This is a bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Beginning with an active planning process, the initiative will help any district develop the human and technological capacity needed to personalize learning. With more than 1,000 districts already signing the Future Ready District Pledge, the Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) and the U.S.

Technology Innovation Showcase Application Deadline

Showcase your emerging technology product through the Technology Innovation Showcase. This recognition program is a bridge between the exciting entrepreneurial activities underway in the K-12 market and school board members and district leaders. The Showcase highlights companies that represent a sample of innovative solutions positively impacting one of four key areas of the K-12 enterprise: teaching & learning, administrative operations, parental outreach, community engagement.

Benefits to selected companies include:

NSBA Urges Approval of Vital FCC Proposal in Support of E-rate Program Modernization

Alexandria, VA  (Dec. 5, 2014) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) applauds the efforts of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Wheeler to infuse $1.5 billion into the E-rate program, and is placing its support on-record in advance of a December 11 Open Meeting in which a second FCC Report and Order on modernizing the E-rate program will undergo consideration.

National Organizations Express Strong Support on FCC Chairman's E-Rate Proposal

Washington, D.C., (Nov. 17, 2014)  – National organizations today today expressed their strong support for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to expand students’ and library patrons’ access to the Internet and permanently increase the funding level of the E‐Rate program by raising the cap by $1.5 billion.  Read the joint press release.

Education Technology Site Visits

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Each visit highlights how technology supports the district’s vision for learning through policy decisions, space design, and community engagement. Better than reading a case study or even watching a video, these Site Visits give you and your team a hands-on perspective. Read more

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