NSBA, National School Boards Association
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is pleased to join AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) to connect those “Leading the Digital Leap” to a collective ‘virtual toolbox’ scaled to the unique needs of local districts leaders. The time is now for America’s school boards to craft a vision that includes new strategies for engaged learning and enhanced student achievement through the informed use of technology. School boards are uniquely positioned to help the public understand what digital resources can enable while also ensuring that a district’s technology investments are grounded in “best practice” from policy to professional development. Communities that embrace digitally-rich learning environments to graduate college, career, and citizen-ready students are connecting the real world to the classroom.
Together with AASA and CoSN, NSBA is marshaling the power of our collective voice to remind school system leaders that technology has forever transformed our society. Digital resources can inspire, inform, and connect this generation of students. Whether your district is just getting started, or was an early trailblazer on the journey of digital transformation, you can advance the vision for your “digital leap” today. Join us.
Technology Innovation Showcase
The Showcase bridges the exciting K-12 entrepreneurial activities and school board members and district leaders. Apply starting in September to showcase your emerging tech product!
NSBA’s 2016 Fall Technology Leadership Network Site Visit
Innovative Strategies and Practices to Prepare Students for College, Career, Citizenship, and Life: The Coachella Valley Unified School District Way
Learn how leaders engage the community to create a vision for future learning. From policies to resources to questions of equity, hear how they embraced digital resources to support students.
Join a national audience of educators as they experience classroom observations, meet community partners, and get mini-briefings on the nuts and bolts required to turn vision into reality. Come with a team and get ready to lead your own digital leap!
• Coachella Valley Unified School District, Thermal, CA (October 19 – October 21)
To see the complete agenda or learn more, visit www.nsba.org/tlnsitevisits
2017 NSBA Annual Conference.
March 25-27, Denver, Colorado
Council of School Attorneys
Data in the Cloud Privacy Guide
Making a digital leap often involves increased reliance on the cloud that can offer many advantages, but also raises new issues around student privacy. Designed for school leaders, this guide serves as a primer for understanding key cloud issues to be addressed prior to advancing your digital journey.
Center for Public Education
Talking About the Facts of Education Data with School Board Members
While digital tools offer the promise of a more personalized learning experience for each student, they cannot deliver on that promise without retaining some key pieces of data about the student. This simple Q&A sheet addresses some of the most common concerns.
American School Board Journal: Technology Focus
Putting technology to work for school leaders, access key technology articles from the American School Board Journal.
Education Technology and E-Rate
NSBA Supports E-rate 2.0 and ConnectED to increase broadband Internet access for public schools and libraries. NSBA believes that the E-rate program is a vital source of assistance for schools in maintaining Internet connectivity, bringing new learning opportunities to students, enhancing distance-learning in rural areas, and helping school districts set and meet technology goals.
Blog Post by NSBA Director of Education Technology Ann Lee Flynn
“Five Things I’ve Learned”