How District Leaders Tap Tech. to Solve Pressing Problems

Two leaders from very different school districts in suburban Arizona and rural Alaska discuss how they are using technology to personalize learning and raise student achievement.

How District Leaders Tap Tech. to Solve Pressing Problems

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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET
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How District Leaders Tap Tech. to Solve Pressing Problems

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET

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Leaders from very different types of school districts—urban, suburban, and rural—are figuring out how to use technology to personalize learning, provide equity in education, and to help students develop the technology skills they will need to succeed in college and the workplace. In this chat, Gail Pletnick, the superintendent of the 24,000-student Dysart Unified School District in Arizona and Dan Walker, an assistant superintendent for the 4,000-student Lower Kuskokwim School District in Alaska, discussed how they’re using technology tools and approaches such as video conferencing, 1-to-1, Bring Your Own Device computing programs, and blended learning to improve student learning. They explained how to make these initiatives work on tight budgets.

Guests:
Gail Pletnick, superintendent, Dysart Unified school district, Ariz.
Daniel Walker, assistant superintendent, Lower Kuskokwim school district, Alaska

Michelle R. Davis (@EWmdavis), senior writer, Education Week Digital Directionsmoderated this chat.

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