Schedule at a Glance

Impact of SHLB Action Plan and New President on Schools' Broadband Future
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:
Room: Arkansas
Format: Concurrent Session - 60 Minutes
Primary Essential Skill: Strategic Planning
Secondary Essential Skill: Leadership and Vision
Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: Broadband impacts all levels of the educational process - classroom instruction, school administration, homework, 1:1 programs, and more. Schools need access to high-capacity broadband in order to take advantage of these digital transformations. Yet 23 percent of school districts and 41 percent of schools do not meet the minimum goals for Internet access, according to EducationSuperhighway. This session will explore policies that school administrators can use to improve school connectivity and close the "homework gap." Policy recommendations will draw upon SHLB's Broadband Action Plan and include needs assessment, funding, partnerships, ownership options, as well as creative solutions. We will also discuss how the new administration impacts the future of these policies. Join us to ensure your school is connected and future-ready.
Skill Level: Beginner