Education Technology

Next Gen Trailblazers: ‘20 to Watch’ emerging leaders embrace adding arts to STEM

Adding the "A" to STEM

While the accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci, the 15th century Italian painter and inventor, embody the integration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math, it has taken over 400 years for educational institutions to recognize and actively pursue STEAM.

Tom On Point: A Student’s Voice

Thomas J. Gentzel

I recently attended a celebration of public schools in Baltimore County, Maryland, one of the nation’s largest school systems. The program was filled with outstanding student performances and reports on the impressive progress this highly diverse district has been making in achieving academic gains for all students.

Use technology to spark creativity

One of the slides technology guru Steve Dembo presented during the Education Technology Luncheon on Sunday at NSBA’s Annual Conference in Denver showed school board candidacy lawn signs.

His observation: These are probably the last direct communication that the community ever gets from the school board members.

The next slide featured Lin-Manuel Miranda from the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Out of his mouth was a word balloon: “Who tells your story?”

Tom On Point: A separated people; a decision to make

Thomas J. Gentzel

The following is adapted from remarks presented at NSBA’s Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C., in January.

Data Security Breaches - I&A Aug. 2016

August 2016 Inquiry & Analysis - Protecting Personal Information: Managing and Preventing Data Security Breaches

Tom On Point: Red flag on ESSA backsliding

Thomas J. Gentzel

Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) late last year has been the cause of much celebration by those of us who believed the fulcrum in education policymaking was badly in need of a reset. For decades, the federal role has grown, coercing state leaders and local school officials to change their practices in order to be eligible for funding from Washington. In the wake of state budget cuts and the recession of 2008, the need for such financial support assumed added urgency.

NSBA Issue Brief: Education Technology at School and at Home

Since 2010, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published Connecting America: the National Broadband Plan, NSBA has worked closely with the agency and Congress to move toward universal broadband access to improve academic achievement. In the last year, three major developments began to change the landscape: modernization initiatives at the FCC for the E-rate and Lifeline programs, and passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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Registration Now Open for Coachella Valley Unified School District Site Visit
Thermal, California, October 19-21, 2016

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REGISTRATION FEES

$385 for Technology Leadership Network Districts

$460 for Other Districts

Coachella Valley Unified School District Site Visit Agenda

Wednesday, October 19

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration and Opening Reception

Fantasy Springs Resort, 12th Floor
84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, CA

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