Schuylkill Valley Innovation and Technology Day showcases how technology enhances education

Schuylkill Valley Innovation and Technology Day showcases how technology enhances education plus four more stories of the day.

by / April 8, 2018 0

1. Schuylkill Valley Innovation and Technology Day showcases how technology enhances education. Parents, business representatives and teachers from Berks County school districts observed how technology enhances education during Schuylkill Valley School District’s 2018 Innovation and Technology Day on April 4.

2. How to level the college playing field. This time of year, there’s a lot of optimism in the air about college. As acceptance notices come in, it seems like the smartest, hardest-working young people with the greatest potential are being matched to institutions of higher learning that will prepare them for success and promote a free and open society. We might conclude that colleges are greasing the gears of social mobility, which have slowed as of late.

3. Even if they want to go to college, millions of adults live in higher education "deserts". Distance and technology hinder the college aspirations of a surprising number of rural Americans. About 3 million adults live more than 25 miles from a college or university and lack the sufficient internet speeds to take online courses, the Urban Institute reported in February.

4. Now more than ever, the U.S. must reclaim leadership in tech. We’re currently in one of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history. Technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever before, bringing with it unprecedented opportunities for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. We’ve seen digitization enable startups to compete on the same playing field as enterprises, tear down barriers to entry that prevented small businesses from scaling, boost GDP growth, and perhaps most profoundly, enrich the lives of our citizens.

5. NSBA has been underway in San Antonio, and CDE has been on the scene. CDE presented their Digital district awards this weekend at NSBA and celebrated the work across the country on implementing technology into the classroom. Congratulations to our winners!

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Susan Gentz Contributing Writer
Susan is passionate about transforming education for every student and works on content for the Center for Digital Education. She loves policy, running and biking, and is a proud Iowa native.