LFA Updates

We must provide all teachers with the equipment and professional development necessary to embrace the digital transformation, writes the Napa County (CA) Superintendent of Schools.

By Dr. Barbara Nemko The year was 1965. Congress passed Title I for the purpose of ensuring that all children would have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments. In...

New research from Learning Forward offers insights that support implementation of technology initiatives that improve teacher practice.

By Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director, Learning Forward Every week, it seems, there are enticing new technology tools developed for educators, schools, and school systems. What is it that leads teachers to use such resources? Learning Forward recently concluded a study to understand the factors that drive teachers to embrace --...

Making predictions--especially for technology--is a tricky business, but CoSN's CEO Keith Krueger has ideas for meaningful conversations

As 2018 starts, I get lots of questions about what are the “most important” technologies and trends that will impact learning. As head of the Consortium for School Networking, CoSN, it makes sense that our leaders and the media want to know where to focus their attention and budgets to...

Members of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) recently traveled to New Zealand to learn about its highly regarded, forward-looking education system

CoSN recently led a delegation of senior-level school technology specialists and educators to explore schools, examine policies, and meet with government officials in New Zealand. The South Pacific country was recently identified by The Economist’s Worldwide Educating for the Future Index as a “Best in Class Overall” nation for providing...

The Cypress-Fairbanks district's chief technology officer discusses how resources from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) helped her district built a technology infrastructure that withstood Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc across Southeast Texas due to the worst natural flooding disaster in history, almost 200 school districts canceled or delayed schools. This placed an inordinate amount of pressure on education technology leaders as they are responsible for every aspect of school district operations that make schools...

Education Leader Shares Tips for Using the Summer Break to Reflect on Professional Development and Creating Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

In addition to picnics, vacations, and beach reading, summertime provides educators the perfect opportunity to look back on the year and plan forward. Throughout my 30 years in education, the months of June, July and August allowed me to reflectively ask “where am I” and then project “where do I...

The ability to adapt to changes is the most important skill we can give our students, meaning educators need to instill a drive for curiosity and lifelong learning, education technology experts say.

Imagine a world where parents can genetically design and modify their own children. Think it’s far-fetched? The cost of sequencing our personal genome is dropping, and genome editing technologies are growing more accessible. It could become a reality within the next decade or so. “Do we want our kids to...

Working with several of its member organizations and other partners, the Learning First Alliance has held a series of webinars on hot topics in federal and state policy. All of those webinars are now archived and available for viewing free of charge. These webinars include: Understanding the E-Rate: What to...

Alexandria, Va. – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, welcomes Richard Culatta of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), as its newest board member. Culatta, who became ISTE’s chief executive officer earlier this month...

This article was originally published on ISTE’s EdTekHub. Sign up to get articles like this one delivered to your inbox at iste.org/subscribe. Most of us can probably remember facing a few challenges in middle and high school — both academic and social. But can you imagine how it would be...