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Free Online Professional Learning Community: Essential Elements for Digital Content

Essential Elements for Digital Content is a free professional learning community (PLC) sponsored by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) that provides policy makers, school administrators and educator leaders a better understanding of policies and practices related to digital instructional materials.

This community will provide members the opportunity to stay connected, share successes and lessons learned with peers, and get support on issues from a leader's perspective, such as:

  • Project Management and Procurement
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Essential Elements for Implementation
  • Implementation Practices
  • Accessibility for All Students
  • Open Educational Resources
  • Evaluation
  • Digital Content, Software, and Devices
  • Infrastructure and Technical Support

You can post questions, start discussions, and get feedback from experts and peers on the issues and challenges you face every day. Become part of the conversation today!

As a member of the community, you'll receive:

  • Invitations to free webinars on new ideas and successful practices

  • Free CE certificates for attending and viewing webinars

  • Access to a resource library and webinar recordings, free resources, and quizzes to receive a free CE certificate for all past webinars

  • Access to online discussion forums where you can connect and collaborate with other educators and experts

    Upcoming Webinars

    Thursday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time

    Selecting Quality Instructional Materials for Learning

    Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director for SETDA; Barbara Soots, Open Educational Resources Program Manager, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington; and Alan Griffin, Curriculum Content Specialist, Utah State Office of Education

    Join the Webinar Room at the scheduled time.

    Pre-registration is not required for Essential Elements community members, and you'll automatically be emailed a CE certificate for attending a live session.

    SETDA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology for teaching, learning, and school operations. It's current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.

    SETDA thanks the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for supporting this program.

    Last Updated: February 7, 2017
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