It ought to be no surprise that education technology has the significant potential to propel student learning and engagement like never before. Since the pandemic, we’ve witnessed a revolutionary transition from what we used to consider “traditional schooling” to a new era of education, one that invites technology as a means for tailored instruction for every student. However, this idea is still fresh for many K12 leaders. So where should you start?
Next week, thousands of educators, administrators and technology professionals from across the country will be attending the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida to witness first-hand the exciting new innovations that are happening in the world of edtech—and how to bring them back to their districts. Attendees will have direct access to hundreds of sessions, workshops and keynote speeches to choose from, including one that’ll leave participants with the knowledge and tools to develop a technology plan that propels student learning.
The session, titled “The National Education Technology Plan: What Districts Need to Know,” is one of the first in the country to share some of the key takeaways from the U.S. Department of Education’s upcoming and revised 2024 National Educational Technology Plan.
“Join us on the heels of the release of the completely revised 2024 National Educational Technology Plan, ‘Closing the Divides: A Call to Action for Access, Design, and Use In Educational Technology,’” reads the session description. “Join this panel of experts deeply involved in the creation of the plan for a discussion of state-, district-, and school-level recommendations on how to build systems and supports that move America’s schools toward better realizing the potential of technology to improve learning for all.”
The session will be led by Erin Mote, executive director at InnovateEDU, who will be joined by several other experts, including Ji Soo Song, digital equity advisor from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology.