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The Mobile MegaShare collaborative forum at FETC 2020 will focus on uses of innovative mobile and digital technology in education. Read more>>

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Author, educator and FETC 2020 speaker Sylvia Martinez discusses how to leverage new technologies to transform learning. Read more>>

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In this Q&A, Josh Stumpenhorst, the learning commons director for Naperville Community School District 203 and an FETC 2020 speaker, discusses transforming the library and the role of the librarian. Read more>>

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Max Gertz, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Max Gertz, DA guest columnist and a speaker at DA’s FETC 2020, says that moving away from a grade model and allowing students to create their individualized paths toward learning will empower and motivate the students for future success. Read more>>

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Shawna De La Rosa

Tacoma Public Schools CIO Ed Grassia's data recovery plan covers not just hackers, but also earthquakes, floods, fires or the potential volcanic eruption of nearby Mount Rainier. Read more>>

Hall Davidson, DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker

Hall Davidson, a DA guest columnist who will speak at DA’s FETC 2020, says building a curriculum-based media festival celebrates authentic assessment and project-based learning, and gives students ownership and pride in their accomplishments. Read more>>

Jennifer Herseim

Schools in Pennsylvania now have the option to use "flexible instructional days" in place of snow days. Here are key considerations for schools to implement these programs in compliance with the IDEA and Section 504. Read more>>

Ariana Fine

Since originally being honored in 2017 as a District of Distinction, Anne Arundel County Public Schools has expanded its telepresence robot initiative, increasing the number of units available for homebound students to stay connected to classmates and in-school activities. Read more>>

DA and PowerSchool

In this pre-recorded web seminar, three K-12 tech thought leaders and administrators discuss major ed tech trends in 2020, as well as key topics that will impact schools and districts in the future. Read more>>

Edtech in the News

The Wilson Times via The Wake Weekly

The Wilson Academy of Applied Technology is building a new high school at Wilson Community College’s Lee Technology Center with $20 million in funding. The five-year early-college program students will be able to earn associate degrees in automotive technology, biotechnology, building construction technology and other tech programs. Read more>>

Fox San Antonio

Bexar County and San Antonio ISD are working together on Fox Tech High School campus area renovations, including a BiblioTech EDU flexible collaborative learning space that will offer a makerspace, robotics lab, recording studio, children’s room, and e-books and e-readers. Read more>>

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