Tags EdTech State Heroes 2017

EdTech Hero: Darshell Silva urges Rhode Island's educators to embrace edtech

by Emily Tate

Silva has trained hundreds of teachers, librarians and school administrators in technology integration and blending learning.

EdTech Hero: Val Emrich promotes accessibility for students with disabilities in Maryland

by Emily Tate

Under Emrich's leadership, "accessibility for all students" has become a major theme in statewide meetings, conferences and events.

EdTech Hero: Barbara Soots paves the way for OER adoption in Washington

by Emily Tate

Soots “listens, advises and gently nudges” districts to understand and embrace open educational resources.

EdTech Hero: Todd Lawrence elevates E-rate program in Idaho

by Emily Tate

Lawrence doesn't just connect schools in Idaho to broadband. He ensures that connectivity is high-quality and low-cost.

EdTech Hero: State Rep. Craig Horn ‘doggedly committed’ to digital education in North Carolina

by Emily Tate

From "full-time grandparent" to state lawmaker, Horn advocates for technology-enabled learning and wireless broadband access for all.

EdTech Hero: Jeff Mao, an experienced, 'stalwart partner' to many states

by Emily Tate

From Future Ready Schools to statewide one-to-one initiatives, Mao brings "a wealth of experience and knowledge ... that few, if any, could match."

EdTech Hero: Kim Nesmith problem-solves student privacy issues in Louisiana

by Emily Tate

Nesmith has shepherded school systems in the state as they navigate "one of the most restrictive student privacy laws in the nation."

EdTech Hero: Jennifer Bergland sets record for edtech legislation in Texas

by Kate Roddy

Bergland organized grassroots support and drafted seven bills to back digital learning in her state.

EdTech Hero: Reg Leichty, advocating for E-rate since its inception

by Emily Tate

Leichty provides analysis and recommendations about broadband, data privacy and open educational resources for education agencies and associations.