Rural School STEM Labs to Medical Simulations: How Vanderbilt University Transforms Learning

Experiential Learning Visit at NSBA's Annual Conference

Hear how rural AspirnautTM students around the nation can become scientists engaging in weekly hands-on, inquiry based STEM labs led by university faculty and students. Then get a first-hand look at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment, where healthcare professionals learn through simulation technologies. Learn more

Showcase your emerging technology today – applications accepted through Jan. 5

Each year the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA’s) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) highlights six companies with innovative solutions that positively impact one of four key areas of the K-12 enterprise: Teaching and learning, Administrative operations, Parental outreach, and Community engagement.

Apply today to be considered--applications are being accepted through January 5th, 2015. 

New Pre-conference Workshop

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A Briefing for Decision-Makers: Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age 

Start your experience early with a pre-conference site visit and workshop hosted by our Technology Leadership Network. The site visit will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at Discovery Education.

NSBA issues student data privacy guide in cloud computing era

As school districts increasingly move to cloud computing instead of on-site data storage, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and its Council of School Attorneys (COSA) have released a guide for school boards introducing the legal issues associated with protecting student data and suggesting best practices.

The guide, “Data in the Cloud,” seeks to raise awareness of student data privacy concerns, and to provide a framework for comprehensive student data privacy approaches in school districts.

CREATING & CONNECTING // Research and Guidelines on Online Social — and Educational — Networking

The study was comprised of three surveys: an online survey of 1,277 nine to seventeen year-old students, an online survey of 1,039 parents and telephone interviews with 250 school district leaders who make decisions on Internet policy.

TLN Member Benefits

Benefits of participation in NSBA’s Technology Learning Network include expert help with education technology advocacy, recent research, professional development, and discounts on NSBA events and selected publications.

Recognition Programs

NSBA’s Technology Learning Network’s (TLN) recognition programs celebrate and reward innovation by school boards, school districts, educators, and K-12 enterprise marketers.

20 to Watch

NSBA’s Technology Learning Network’s (TLN) “20 to Watch” program identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years.


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