Upcoming Webinar: Strengthening Tech Support in Low-and-Moderate Income Communities

As our education system continues to provide online learning in the wake of the pandemic, all learning institutions will need to consider the element of equitable access to technology for their students. In the past, increasing our student’s digital access in online and blended learning environments has been on the shoulders of families as opposed to schools. Now that technology is being leveraged for learning in our school systems, low-and moderate-income (LMI) youth need education leaders to build the capability or partner with institutions that can support computers, broadband, and technological support access.

The National Center on Digital Equity in collaboration with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), is hosting a series of webinars titled “Community Reinvestment Act, Digital Equity and Systemic Inclusion.” In this four-part series, the FDIC will walk participants through systemic approaches that advance digital equity in LMI communities in support of financial and economic inclusion. With the immediate shift to online learning within our education system, this series brings our focus to stabilizing LMI youth and their communities.

AACTE affirms the importance of the need for sustained conversation and collaboration in removing the digital divide as a barrier to educational equity and economic opportunity. AACTE was a partner of the Digital Equity National Summit in 2019 and continues to support the National Collaborative, inviting you to participate in this series of webinars. 

A recording of Webinar #1: Increasing Digital Access for Low-and-Moderate (LMI) Youth: Laying the Foundation is available online.  The recording of Webinar #2: Equipping Low-and-Moderate Income (LMI) Youth for the New Normal – Ensuring Computer Access will be shared with AACTE members as soon as it is available.

Upcoming Webinars

To register for the remaining two webinars in this four-part series, please RSVP below. 

 Thursday, June 11, 2020 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

Webinar #3: Strengthening Tech Support Capacity in Low-and-Moderate Income (LMI) Communities: Promoting a Learning Ecosystem

With the surge in digital access needs for low-and-moderate income (LMI) learners, implementing affordable, high-impact approaches to building LMI communities’ tech support capabilities is essential.

Monday, June 15, 2020 – 12PM to 1PM (EST)

Webinar #4: Financial and Economic Inclusion Resources Promoted Through Digital Supports – Low-and-Moderate Income (LMI) Learners Safety Net,

As equitable home access to broadband and devices improves, so does the opportunity to effectively assist LMI learners leverage resources for educational and economic advancement.

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