Implementing a District Plan for Digital Equity

School district leader implements two or more goals that are outlined in their district plan for digital equity.
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About this Micro-credential

Key Method

The school district leader uses the plan described in the Creating a District Plan for Digital Equity micro-credential to implement two or more goals. After implementation, he or she reflects on where the plan was successful and where improvements could be made. He or she then describes modifications that will be made to the plan in the future.

Method Components

Implementing a District Plan for Digital Equity is the fifth 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

Once you’ve developed a district plan to address digital equity, you will then implement two goals from this plan. In the process, you will examine the successes and challenges of this implementation. This will function as a formative assessment as you plan for a full implementation. You will gain insight into how realistic (or unrealistic) your proposed timelines were, how integral each of your team members and partners were to its execution, and whether the measureable outcomes were achieved. After doing so, you will have an opportunity to propose modifications to your plan as you implement it in its entirety.

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

  • Building a Robust Infrastructure as a Tool for Equity, U.S. Office of Educational Technology
    http://bit.ly/2kf6vhl
  • 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.

Part 1. Overview Questions

Describe two goals that you outlined in your plan and the process by which you planned to implement them. (200-word limit)

Part 2. Evidence/Artifacts

Describe the actual implementation of these goals, specifically highlighting examples of successes and challenges that need to be addressed.

Part 3. Reflection

Based on what you learned from implementing the two goals outlined above, describe modifications that you will make to your plan in the future.

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Requirements

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