The chasm of the Digital Divide has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students, families, and educators continue to experience great needs in access to devices and connectivity.
This webinar is set to address inequalities while providing insights, opportunities, and emerging solutions and best practices that can be employed to address the critical digital access our students need to succeed in education and beyond.
Join industry experts as we delve into the complexities of the Digital Divide, ranging from:
- slow to no internet connection
- student access to technology devices (including multiple students from one household who must share limited devices)
- educators prepared and professionally developed for digital learning; and
- emerging solutions and best practices to bridge the divide.
Richard Culatta, CEO of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and Dr.
Arsenio Romero, Superintendent of Deming Public Schools also a Regent for New Mexico State University, will join Nancy Lewin, Program Director, ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning, in this moderated discussion.
About this webinar series: Equity in Action| Partnering to address Inequities
Inequities are not new.
We’ve all talked about them.
Research has studied them.
Numerous estimates have been made in attempt to measure the disparity.
The new difference is that COVID-19 has shone the spotlight on the way existing inequities are amplified and prior gaps are at risk of being further entrenched.
Individual organizations, including ACT, are actively working on solutions to address these inequities.
But we also know that none of us can address or overcome these hurdles alone.
ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning is working, together with partners from across the education landscape, in ways to discuss and address the inequities that are deepened in the face of COVID-19 to meet them head on.
ACT is proud to offer this unique opportunity to bring leading experts together to work together to address some of the most critical inequities facing our students and employees today and to challenge us to work together to eliminate them.
When we work together, we can achieve greatness.