LIVE @ ISTE 2024: Exclusive Coverage

Realizing the Promise of Digital Textbooks

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Content Director









Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm EST / 12:30 pm PST
Duration: 1 hour


Digital textbooks hold tremendous potential to enhance teaching and learning, but how can K-12 schools overcome hurdles such as cost, access, and infrastructure to realize this potential?

Join us for an informative webinar as we explore how some schools are successfully making the shift to instruction with digital textbooks. In this free, one-hour webinar, you’ll learn…

• How to find, evaluate, and license high-quality digital content—in a cost-effective way.

• How to ensure that all students have access to digital devices, and that your network can support the demands of digital content delivery.

• Keys to success in implementing digital textbooks, and potential pitfalls to avoid.


Webinar Speakers

Michael Roth
Superintendent of Schools for the Salisbury Township School District

Michael Roth











Michael Roth has served public education for the past 19 years. He is currently Superintendent of Schools for the Salisbury Township School District in Allentown, Pa., a suburban school district of 1,600 students. The district’s strategic plan, known as Teaching and Learning 2014 (, demonstrates a commitment from all stakeholders to transform the learning of all teachers and students through a thoughtful approach to using technology. Students and teachers are inspired to think and create using technology through a middle school and high school 1:1 program and a 2:1 infusion of resources at the elementary level. Primary-level students are using technology to record their own reading fluency and set goals with their teachers, while high school students are designing award-winning video presentations through Media Edge courses and participating in their own TEDx event. Salisbury Township School District is recognized as a 2013-15 Apple Distinguished Program recipient, is a Project RED Signature District, and has been identified by Clarity Bright Bytes as having outstanding results using its CASE Framework.


Mark Benigni
Superintendent of Meriden Public Schools












Mark Benigni has been Superintendent of the Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut since July 2010. During this time, the district has launched extended-day schools, full-day kindergarten for all students, a BYOD and 1:1 device initiative, a STARS Program for students with autism, and the district is focused on preparing all students for college and career success. Benigni has presented at state and national conferences and serves on professional organizations including the American Association of School Administrators, Connecticut Association of Urban Superintendents, and the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents. He has taught doctorate-level educational leadership classes at Southern Connecticut State University and is the author of the book, Mentoring Matters: A Toolkit for Organizing and Operating Student Advisory Programs.


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