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Free Workshops Focus on Equity and Educational Technology

Free Workshops Focus on Equity and Educational Technology

Educational leaders can learn about equity within the context of educational technologies through a free series of online workshops.

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is offering a new edition of the successful Ready 2 Go series. By participating in the workshops, district leaders, aspiring administrators, and school site educators can walk away with the knowledge and strategies to identify, speak to, and address equity gaps in educational technology usage in school environments.

“The global pandemic showcased the educational power of technology while shedding light on disparities,” said Dr. Alicia Gallegos Butters, director of educational technology at SDCOE. “Let's capitalize on the skills gained, understand the potential hurdles, and use technology to address these disparities, personalize learning, create inclusive environments, and connect all students to their communities and culture.”

SDCOE’s Educational Technology team designed the series of five one-hour workshops as an informal and low-pressure learning environment. The workshops will be held Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Feb. 22, and May 30. Topics include access to technology, artificial intelligence bias, identity and experiential equity, and accessibility. Participants can choose all sessions or only the ones that interest them most.

For more information about this series, visit the professional learning section of SDCOE’s educational technology webpage.

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