Tue, Apr 27, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Technology plays a critical role in today’s schools, but the past year has highlighted the challenges in providing students with equitable access to technology and learning. As you plan and budget for the coming school year, there is the opportunity to reimagine teaching, learning, and how you leverage edtech to provide a diverse and equitable educational experience to students.
Join educator and consultant Ken Shelton for this edLeader Panel to learn how to move beyond digital equity to use classroom technologies to create truly inclusive and culturally conscious learning environments. Ken will discuss:
- Why technology is a critical and necessary component of all learning environments
- The key culturally responsive and relevant characteristics of digital learning
- How to use technology to create equitable learning opportunities
- How to ensure sustainable growth
Use this powerful and engaging presentation as a springboard for your conversations around using technology to create a culture of inclusivity, accessibility, and true equity. This edLeader Panel will be of interest to K-12 librarians, school and district leaders, school counselors, and school psychologists. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Ken Shelton (He/Him/His) has worked as an educator for over 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the middle school level. As a part of his active involvement within the educational technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and a Google Certified Innovator. He has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, and non-profits, and was appointed to the Education Technology Task Force formed by a previous California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner and has also been named by EdTech Magazine as an influencer to follow. He holds an M.A. in education with a specialization in educational technology as well as new media design and production.