State Digital Learning Exemplars

SETDA and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University, College of Education co-released this national report. States are striving to support the expansion of technology tools and resources in K-12 education through state policies, programs and funding in order to provide digital learning opportunities for all students.

The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning – Overview (printable document)

The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL) is a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. GIDL includes six topic areas: planning, professional learning, content and software, broadband, devices and tech support. Each topic’s section includes background information, key considerations for implementation, resources and exemplars of digital learning in action.

Curriculum Associates’ Guide to Purchasing EdTech the Right Way

This resource provides guidance to simplify the process of implementing digital learning initiatives and to help leaders avoid many of the pitfalls based on the experiences of other schools and districts. The guide includes 14 steps to ensuring quality digital learning implementation including guidance on taking inventory, determining educational priorities, budget considerations and the need for continuous improvement.

P21’s Exemplar Case Studies

This Partnership for 21st Century Skills resource highlights best practices in schools and districts across the country that are preparing students for college, career and citizenship by embedding critical 21st century competencies into the learning environment.

NASBE’s Report: Born in Another Time

This report addresses how our digital age has affected the learning needs of today’s students, and how state boards of education and policymakers can ensure that their schools are fully prepared to address the impact of rapid technological change on the fundamental processes of teaching and learning.

Knowledge Works: Innovating Toward a Vibrant Learning Ecosystem

The innovation pathways framework is designed to help education stakeholders — including those who are stewarding the current education system and those who are working in other kinds of learning environments or innovating on the fringes of the current learning landscape — become active agents of change in creating the future. –    

CoSN Empowered Superintendent Toolkit

Version 3.0 of the Empowered Superintendent Toolkit guides leaders through ed tech’s challenges. This is a CoSN initiative dedicated to helping superintendents, aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams build their knowledge, skills and confidence as technology leaders.
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