There’s still time to register for the 2nd NH Summit on Digital Equity, held on Friday. November 3, from 8:25 a.m. to 2:45 pm at New England College.
The National Collaborative for Digital Equity at New England College cordially invites you to join them for the nation’s second statewide summit on digital equity. At the first summit last February, they helped nearly a dozen NH communities explore whether and how best to form school/community partnerships to close the digital divide at home for low income learners of all ages.
Since then, great progress has been made:
- More than a dozen NH neighborhoods, schools and communities have formed GenYes chapters for the first time, equipping youths with the skills to provide tech support for non-tech savvy educators, relatives and neighbors.
- The National Collaborative for Digital Equity has formed a national advisory council of banking leaders to provide guidance to community and school system leaders on how best to prepare plans and funding proposals to support their local systemic digital equity efforts.
- Several other states have begun intensive plans to replicate the NH statewide summit process of mobilizing communities to close the digital divide in support of local economic and educational opportunity.
Registration, as always, is free and includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials and several notable door prizes.
The summit will be of interest to educators, public and school librarians, school board members and administrators, banking and foundation leaders, community organization leaders, and those concerned about workforce development and economic opportunity.
Please join us to:
- Learn from others how to form a GenYes chapter in your community or school (since the 1st NH summit in February twelve GenYes chapters have been launched in NH).
- Learn about the initiative launching soon to help low-income families to lease-purchase a device for their child.
- Explore the crucial role that NH’s school and public librarians can and must play in order to help ensure that greatly expanding Internet and device access for low-income learners in their school and community is achieved using best cybersafety practices.
- Participate in a brainstorming session exploring how best to leverage a major NH community’s digital equity efforts to eliminate the “summer slide”.
- Learn about how to enjoy unlimited free access an extraordinary array of full-text online information on evidence-based practices in education, as a result of a nationally unique partnership in NH that includes EBSCO, the NHDOE, New England College, NEA-NH, and a growing array of state professional associations.
- Raise your voice to express the next steps we should take together to further narrow the digital divide.
Together, we can help New Hampshire keep making history in closing the digital divide to foster significant gains in student engagement, learning opportunity and results, and economic opportunity – for low-income learners of all ages.