Engaging Stakeholders to Address Gaps in Digital Equity

School district leader identifies key community stakeholders in promoting digital equity.
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About this Micro-credential

Key Method

The school district leader identifies key community stakeholders in promoting digital equity and develops an artifact(s) that conveys a plan to engage these stakeholders. The school leader then reflects on the importance of community engagement in ensuring digital equity.

Method Components

Engaging Stakeholders to Address Gaps in Digital Equity is the third micro-credential in the Digital Equity stack:

  1. Foundations of Digital Equity: Understanding the Homework Gap
  2. Identifying Challenges in Ensuring Digital Equity
  3. Engaging Stakeholders to Address Gaps in Digital Equity
  4. Creating a District Plan for Digital Equity
  5. Implementing a District Plan for Digital Equity

Addressing gaps in digital equity will require a district to be both creative and proactive. District leaders must identify key stakeholders in the community and develop strategies to engage them in promoting digital equity. Local businesses, faith-based social service institutions, libraries, and social service facilities are just a few examples of potential partners to help school districts level the digital playing field for their students. Districts must have clear strategies to engage these stakeholders in order to provide the best opportunity for a meaningful and productive partnership.

Research & Resources

Supporting Research

  • Mardis, M. (2016). Beyond the Glow: Children’s Broadband Access, Digital Learning Initiatives, and Academic Achievement in Rural Florida. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 25(1), 53-74. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Resources

  • How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap, Marie Bjerede and Keith R. Krueger
    http://bit.ly/2k4zac1

Submission Requirements

Submission Guidelines & Evaluation Criteria

Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a “Yes” for Parts 1, 2, and 3. Through any of a variety of methods (written, scanned, audio, video, and/or multimedia), you must identify key community stakeholders and understand their importance in helping address the homework gap.

Part 1. Overview Questions

Identify three or more community stakeholders and describe the role that each might play in promoting digital equity in your district. Your examples can be hypothetical or taken from the resources provided. (200-word limit)

Part 2. Evidence/Artifacts

To earn this micro-credential, select two of the stakeholders that you identified in Part 1. Submit one or more artifacts that demonstrate a plan for engaging these two stakeholders in promoting digital equity in your district. Your artifact(s) can be submitted in any form you’d like, as long as your message is conveyed clearly and substantively. You can choose to submit one artifact for both stakeholders or two artifacts (one per stakeholder).

Part 3. Reflection

How did the process of creating your artifact(s) in Part 2 impact your understanding of the importance of community engagement in promoting digital equity in your school district? Feel free to submit this reflection in whatever format is most effective for you (e.g., text, audio, video, etc.). (200-word limit)

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Requirements

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