At the October 2018 Tech & Learning Leadership Summit, attendees had the opportunity to listen to and share the many innovative ways district leaders have worked to close the digital divide through innovative solutions. Click here for more details.
Attendee Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology in at the Mount Greylock Regional School District in Williamstown (MA), wrote a report about her experience.
"Respect, responsibility, integrity, courage, curiosity and doing your best are the core values of one of the country’s leading public charter STEM school districts, the DSST School District in Denver, Colorado," Belastock writes. "They opened the doors of both Green Valley Ranch High School and Conservatory Green High School, so that T&L Leadership Summit guests could observe STEM in action! While these classroom observations and conversations with students and teachers were inspiring, the most enlightening part of the tour was the Q&A session at the Conservatory Green High School with DSST edtech leaders. When asked what makes DSST unique, Scott Walker, DSST chief operating officer, said that they focus on preparing all their students not only for success in getting into college but for success during their college years and beyond. DSST does it through an integrated program that focuses on ensuring that all students have the same educational opportunities no matter their backgrounds or socioeconomic conditions."
"The exhilarating, inspiring, and motivational weekend ended with a brownie and an opportunity for all to share what they would be bringing back to their districts," writes Belastock. "A special thanks to Tech & Learning and their sponsors for the opportunity to continue to be equity superheroes for our students!"