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TODAY: "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," being held online and for free. Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

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Schedule for Thursday's "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0) - Register Now

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Just a few days away, our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 Please also join this Library 2.0

How to reach students without internet access at home? Schools get creative

The Hechinger Report

A lot of our kids don’t have internet access,” said Coe, who knows students who routinely head to the library or the town’s McDonald’s to get online. The post How to reach students without internet access at home?

Sessions Announced for "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Just two weeks away, our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. Everyone is invited to participate in our Library 2.0 Please also join this Library 2.0

Announcing October 21st Mini-Conference: "Libraries as Community Anchors"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference - Registrations and Call for Proposals Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

Call for Proposals Now Open - "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

June 17th - Library 2.0 Mini-Conference on "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" - Speaker Listing

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). and at the Library 2.0

Congress is cutting the funds that could have closed the homework gap

The Hechinger Report

billion in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan in April 2021 to enable school districts and libraries to provide internet access and connected devices to students and educators during the pandemic. 7, districts and libraries had requested $6.4

Mini-Conference for Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries - Wednesday, June 17th #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference: " Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

The Hechinger Report

After schools went remote in 2020, Jessica Ramos spent hours that spring and summer sitting on a bench in front of her local Oakland Public Library branch in the vibrant and diverse Dimond District. Oakland launched OAK Wi-Fi, a broadband program, in late 2020 using $7.7 OAKLAND, Calif.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

The focus of the advocacy efforts was on support for E-rate, LifeLine Program, Student Data and Privacy, and fully funding Title IV of ESSA. CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education. Advocacy advocacy ESSA FCC Title IV

Tomorrow, Wednesday June 17th - "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library2020

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow is our second Library 2.020 mini-conference! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

A new report details the importance of state advocacy in connecting schools, students to broadband internet. A new report from SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action focuses on K-12 broadband and wi-fi connectivity, state leadership for infrastructure, state broadband implementation highlights, and state advocacy for federal broadband support. K-12 broadband and wi-fi connectivity. State Broadband Implementation Highlights.

Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

Edsurge

Senate introduced a bill that would invest hundreds of millions of dollars to expand broadband access in communities that currently lack it. Most Americans who cannot access the internet on a daily basis come from underrepresented and historically marginalized communities, including individuals with disabilities, from low-income backgrounds and those living in rural areas. Education Technology Policy & Government Access and Affordability School Infrastructure

A Week From Today - Schedule Published for "Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries" Mini-Conference #library20 #smallruralindependent

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second Library 2.020 mini-conference is just one week away! Small, Rural, and Independent Libraries ," will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Trump touts rural broadband internet access in $1 trillion infrastructure plan

eSchool News

Rural communities’ broadband internet access has become a key part of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal, which would promote high-speed internet access across rural America, including schools, classrooms and libraries. Next page: This isn’t the first time broadband internet has been emphasized.

Why a Maryland CIO Created a Forum to Connect K-12 Students

Education Superhighway

In addition to celebrating school districts nationwide, this year our blog will feature a new Broadband Leaders series. His work has been instrumental in securing the Internet access all Maryland students need for an equitable and quality education. Do you have any advice for CIOs, Technology Leaders, and Educators that are looking to organize an advocacy group in their own states? Success Stories Broadband Leaders

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

School buses provide Wi-Fi access for downloading homework assignments, as well as lunches, at various locations in South Carolina. With everything shut down, the chronic issue of home internet access became an immense and acute challenge.

Reach out!: Web-Based Advice Service for School Librarians

NeverEndingSearch

The School Library Leaders (SLL) project , generously hosted on the site of the National Collaborative for Digital Equity (NCDE) , allows practitioners to pose questions or problems they encounter to the members of this impressive team. It also means access to school librarians.

Digital Transformation and Innovation in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

Rural communities have unique challenges, ranging from poverty and vast travel distances to a lack of affordable internet access. These rural districts face the four significant challenges: broadband access, funding, people, and understanding the “why.”

E-rate funding toolkit aims to make applying easier

eSchool News

Common Sense Kids Action, the advocacy arm of Common Sense Media, and SETDA will work together this year and in 2016 and 2017 to encourage digital leaders to file applications for E-rate program funding. school and library to high-speed internet by helping states and school districts access billions of dollars in the newly modernized federal E-rate program. “It is essential that every child in our country be able seamlessly access digital resources.

Mission (Almost) Accomplished: Nonprofit EducationSuperHighway Prepares to Sunset

Edsurge

After seven years of coordinated efforts to improve internet access in schools, thereby laying the foundation for digital learning to take root and expand in U.S. Instead, EducationSuperHighway is sunsetting because, well, that’s what Marwell always intended it to do—once the organization reached its expressed goal of connecting 99 percent of K-12 students to high-speed broadband. can access digital learning in their classrooms (with 2 million to go).

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind. Accessing the E-Rate and Matching State Funds. a managing member of the Broadband Law Group, said there is “a lot going on at the state level with digital equity and getting the right connectivity.”

Leading Teaching and Learning in Today’s World

edWeb.net

When asked about the hurdles that happened due to schools closing on March 13th, 2020, all four presenters agreed that broadband, not devices, challenged their districts to provide equitable access to learning no matter their districts’ geographic location or demographics.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

edWeb.net

The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. One of the first challenges rural districts face is broadband access. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

Nearly all American classrooms can now connect to high-speed internet, effectively closing the “connectivity divide”

The Hechinger Report

And Marwell wants all of them to experience the types of teaching and learning high-speed internet access facilitates. When we started all of this, it wasn’t because we wanted to get broadband in every classroom,” Marwell said. “We EducationSuperHighway’s advocacy supported the district’s efforts perfectly. But there needs to be another initiative now, like a rural internet initiative to get home access for our students.

What If Schools Viewed Outdoor Learning as ‘Plan A’?

Edsurge

Library of Congress ) The photos, shot in black and white, are from the early 20th century, and the disease in question was tuberculosis.

Funding School Services in the Midst of Multiple Crises

edWeb.net

There are also Education Stabilization Fund – Rethink Education Models (ESF-REM) grants, and they also can be used to provide broadband access as part of a new education model. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDLEADER PANEL RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

— Inside a high-ceilinged library at Northridge High School here, seniors are typing on 16-year-old laptops donated by a local Rotary Club. We’re doing everything we can,” says Mr. Norton, as the seniors in the library close their balky laptops and head to class. Like many students in the district, she has no access to the internet at home. K-12 News English language learners Parents poverty Rural schools teachers Technology access

The Emergency Home Learning Summit : Amazing Series + Final Early-Bird Pricing #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You will want access to this library long-term, I promise! Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Tomorrow, Thursday, October 15th, is the final day for "early-bird" pricing to purchase the Summit library.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sessions are free to watch for five days, then become part of the Home Learning Summit library. Libraries and Librarians ? Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week. We have several sessions each day, with (lots) more coming ( and that could include you! ). A current list is below. Sign up now: [link] Whether by circumstance or choice, learning at home is now the reality for more students than ever.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via the Education Law Center : “Several New Jersey civil rights and parent advocacy organizations have filed a legal challenge to new high school graduation regulations recently adopted by the State Board of Education. ” In other MIT news : “MIT task force releases preliminary ‘Future of Libraries ’ report.” Blackboard has acquired Fronteer , a software company that helps make course materials accessible.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Since 1970, DeVos family members have invested at least $200 million in a host of right-wing causes – think tanks, media outlets, political committees, evangelical outfits, and a string of advocacy groups. Hayden is the first new librarian of Congress since 1987,” The New York Times observed at her swearing in in September, “and brings with her another generation’s ideas about accessibility, technology and the role that libraries play in society.”