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Digital Equity in a COVID World - Beyond the Basic Requirements of Devices and Internetd

Dr. Beth Holland

Thursday March 18, 2021 at 7-8 PM


The global pandemic has revealed that the Digital Divide and Homework Gap may be bigger than anticipated. Last spring, Common Sense Media and Boston Consulting Group reported that 15-16 million students lack sufficient access to the Internet to support remote learning, and 9 million of those students also lack access to a laptop, tablet, or computer. When looking more closely at that data, a majority of those students identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color (BIPOC) as well as live in rural and/or underserved communities.
Beyond access, a Digital Use Divide also impacts learners based on socioeconomics. Students from Title I schools have fewer opportunities to use technology in creative, meaningful ways. Instead, available tools are used primarily for drill-and-practice, test-prep, remediation, and content delivery - what Dr. S. Craig Watkins refers to as a “technology rich, curriculum poor environment.” In addition, new advances in artificial intelligence and big data add additional complexity to conversations about Digital Equity. So now what? As educators, what actions might you take? What questions might you ask? How might you help to ensure that ALL of your learners have access to an education that meets ALL of their needs?

Building your Toolbox: Strategies to Support Success in the Hybrid/Remote World

Juliana Finegan

Thursday March 25, 2021 at 7-8 PM


Teachers across the country are finding ways to translate their tried-and-true tactics to remote and hybrid settings. In this webinar, we’ll help you build up your own bevy of tools and ideas by sharing specific examples of ways educators across the country are creatively engaging, building community, connecting, and celebrating with students to ensure their success together in new contexts. Explore these ideas and take the best into your practice.


We continue to add webinars to the lineup. If you want to present or want to suggest someone, contact me. gharrington at neiste dot org!