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SETDA launches digital learning implementation guide


Free online resource helps states and districts plan for, implement smart digital learning initiatives

digital-SETDAA new and free resource addressing six focus areas aims to help school leaders implement digital learning initiatives effectively.

The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning (GIDL), from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), is a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results.

“Digital learning is more important today than ever before. Our students are digital natives and when students utilize technology in the classroom, they are true 21st century learners,” said Tom Luna, Idaho’s superintendent of public instruction.

GIDL was developed through the input of state educational technology leaders who collaborated across state lines to develop guidance and aggregate resources for, and examples of, effective digital learning implementation. SETDA is proud to have partnered with the Tier I GIDL sponsors, Copia and Curriculum Associates that contributed related resources.

(Next page: Six focus areas in the digital learning guide)
The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning is free to access here.

SETDA also will host a free webinar for educators and other interested parties on January 15, 2015 at 2 p.m. ET, which will feature the insights of state educational technology leaders on effective digital learning implementation and on how to best use The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning. Reserve your seat today by visiting http://tinyurl.com/setda-digitallearning.

“With the announcements of new state and federal investments in support of digital learning, including $1.5 billion annually in new E-rate support for school broadband, it is critical that leaders consider the full range of issues in implementing and scaling up new digital learning opportunities,” said Douglas Levin, executive director of SETDA. “Our intent in releasing The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning is to help schools and districts assess, plan and execute digital learning opportunities more effectively.”

GIDL includes six topic areas: planning, professional learning, content and software, broadband, devices and tech support. Each topic’s section includes background information, key considerations for implementation, resources and exemplars of digital learning in action.

“As we strive to better prepare our students for college and career, it is imperative that we equip our educators with the instructional strategies and technology support necessary to ensure a smooth implementation of digital learning, with the goal of improved educational outcomes for all students,” said Rob Saxton, deputy superintendent of public instruction for the Oregon Department of Education.

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