E-rate Support for Additional Bandwidth
The FCC and USAC opened a new 471 Window to specifically address requests for financial assistance towards immediate increases in bandwidth for the current school year, July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021.
Episode 1: The Impact of COVID-19: Patterns of Stress and Brain
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be feeling a little different from day to day. This episode of the SPARK Parent Podcast will help you and your student learn to recognize and adapt to those new stresses, including those related to remote learning.
Save Time on Instruction with free Google Chrome extensions
hese twelve Google extensions will help educators save time, deliver their lessons, and ensure students learn no matter where their classrooms are or how they’re instructing this year.
Dupo CUSD 196 Bridges the Homework Gap
Dupo School District in Southern Illinois is addressing the homework gap head-on. District leaders have decided to narrow the gap for their students by deploying a mobile hotspot lending program. It has been a collaborative effort bringing together district administrators, technology staff, teachers, and library staff.
Illinois Student Privacy Alliance
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) formed the Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA). The ISPA is a collaboration of Illinois school districts that share common concerns around student privacy. The goal of the ISPA is to set standards of both practice and expectations around student privacy such that all parties involved have a common understanding of expectations.
State Board to host Q&A events on new flexibility for school districts to define instructional days
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced opportunities for educators, parents, families, and school and district leaders to learn more about recent changes to the definition of instructional days. School districts now have flexibility to define instructional days locally based on what will improve student outcomes.