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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp; </span>
</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">New&nbsp; Guide to Implementing Digital Learning Onlien Resource Launched&nbsp;
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<p><strong>SETDA Launches <i>The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning</i></strong>&nbsp;
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<p><em>A free online resource to assist states and school districts to plan for and implement smart digital learning initiatives.</em><br>
<em>Registration <a href="http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&amp;id=7f3c5caa86&amp;e=5e425640e4" target="_blank">
open</a> now for a January 15, 2015 overview webinar</em><o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">December 17, 2014 (Washington, D.C.)</span></strong> &#8211; SETDA, the principal membership association of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders, today announced the
 launch of <em><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href="http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&amp;id=242f22f46d&amp;e=5e425640e4" target="_blank">The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning</a></span></em> (GIDL),
 a free web-based resource to support school and district leaders as they work to ensure that investments in digital learning spark positive results. &#8220;Digital learning is more important today than ever before. Our students are digital natives and when students
 utilize technology in the classroom, they are true 21st century learners,&quot; stated Tom Luna, Idaho&#8217;s Superintendent of Public Instruction.<br>
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<em><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning</span></em> is free to access at:
<a href="http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&amp;id=0b90bb1afa&amp;e=5e425640e4" target="_blank">
http://digitallearning.setda.org</a>.<br>
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SETDA also will host a free webinar for educators and other interested parties on January 15, 2015 at 2pm ET, which will feature the insights of state educational technology leaders on effective digital learning implementation and on how to best use
<em><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning</span></em>.&nbsp;Reserve your seat today by visiting&nbsp;<a href="http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&amp;id=dba0ad6c8b&amp;e=5e425640e4" target="_blank">http://tinyurl.com/setda-digitallearning</a>.<br>
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GIDL was developed through the input of state educational technology leaders who collaborated across state lines to develop guidance and aggregate resources for, and examples of, effective digital learning implementation.&nbsp;SETDA is proud to have partnered with
 the Tier I GIDL sponsors, <a href="http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&amp;id=b7ee427c67&amp;e=5e425640e4" target="_blank">
Copia</a> and <a href="http://setda.us1.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&amp;id=a7b9ea9d66&amp;e=5e425640e4" target="_blank">
Curriculum Associates</a>&nbsp;that&nbsp;contributed related resources.&nbsp;&#8220;With the announcements of new state and federal investments in support of digital learning, including $1.5 billion annually in new E-rate support for school broadband, it is critical that leaders
 consider the full range of issues in implementing and scaling up new digital learning opportunities,&#8221; said Douglas Levin, Executive Director of SETDA. &#8220;Our intent in releasing
<em><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Guide to Implementing Digital Learning</span></em> is to help schools and districts assess, plan and execute digital learning opportunities more effectively.&#8221;<br>
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GIDL includes six topic areas: planning, professional learning, content and software, broadband, devices and tech support. Each topic&#8217;s section includes background information, key considerations for implementation, resources and exemplars of digital learning
 in action.<br>
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&#8220;As we strive to better prepare our students for college and career, it is imperative that we equip our educators with the instructional strategies and technology support necessary to ensure a smooth implementation of digital learning, with the goal of improved
 educational outcomes for all students,&#8221; shared Rob Saxton, Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction, Oregon Department of Education.<br>
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<strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">About SETDA</span></strong><br>
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Founded in 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal non-profit membership association representing U.S. state and territorial educational technology leaders. Our mission is to build and increase the capacity of state
 and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice. For more information, please visit:
<a href="http://setda.us1.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1f18c643d052d9f509a7060f4&amp;id=c962e20f87&amp;e=5e425640e4" target="_blank">
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