The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a nonprofit association that supports technology in teaching and learning. Membership is made up of state educational technology directors, state and regional curriculum and instruction, assessment and professional development leaders. Missouri is represented by DESE as a full member and MOREnet as an affiliate member.
I had the opportunity to attend the SETDA Leadership Summit in October and discuss educational technology with state tech directors from around the country. Below are a few highlights from the Leadership Summit.
- SETDA released their Strategic Plan for 2017-2020 after a year of writing and obtaining feedback from members.
- Members provided feedback on the yet to be released new ISTE Teacher Standards.
- Members drafted a letter to the FCC regarding the off campus use of e-rate supported connectivity.
- Members developed a plan to write a letter in support of comments made by the Council of Chief State School Officers regarding the Supplement Not Supplant requirements under Title I of ESSA.
- Apple provided an overview of Everyone Can Code, if you attended the MOREnet Annual Conference you were able to see these first hand.
- Joseph South, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, gave an update on Future Ready and #GoOpen.
- The Office of Educational Technology also allowed SETDA members to preview the Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation Coach. It has now been released in beta and they are looking for feedback. This is your chance to try it out and have your voice heard.