The school district leader creates an actionable district plan to promote digital equity that consists of specific action steps, timelines, team members, and measurable outcomes.
Creating a District Plan for Digital Equity is the fourth micro-credential in the Digital Equity stack:
Once you’ve identified key challenges in ensuring digital equity in your district and engaged key stakeholders to consider how to address these challenges, the next step is to begin to develop a district plan. In doing so, you will identify action steps, timelines, team members, partners, and measureable outcomes toward closing the “homework gap” in your district. For example, you might establish a partnership with a local library over the course of the next few months; you might also develop a campaign to raise local awareness about the needs of students in your district. The actions you take should be specific to your local context and needs. The artifact that you develop for this micro-credential is not expected to be comprehensive or all-encompassing—it is intended to provide a meaningful, substantive foundation to help you begin the process of meeting the needs of your students.
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.
Describe two or more key elements of what a successful district-wide initiative looks like for your district. Why are these elements crucial to its success? (200-word limit)
To earn this micro-credential, use the information you learned from your identification of gaps (Identifying Challenges in Ensuring Digital Equity micro-credential) and engagement of stakeholders (Engaging Stakeholders to Address Gaps in Digital Equity micro-credential), to begin the process of creating a plan to address digital equity in your district.
The plan should consist of three or more goals, with each goal containing the following:
How did the process of creating your plan in Part 2 impact your understanding of the nuts and bolts of trying to make digital equity a reality in your district? (200-word limit)
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