Solving Broadband Equity Disparities  

All Hands On Deck – A Demonstrated Approach 

Webinar Recording:

090812 webinar

As students moved to virtual learning, it quickly became clear that the broadband equity issues plaguing students were more significant and more complex than we knew. Furthermore, three of the four key findings from CoSN’s recent Student Home Connectivity Study verifies this reality:

  1. Learning with Video is Essential for Education
  2. Students are Mobile and Rely on affordable, high speed internet. Certain Communities, Especially in Remote and Rural Areas, Require More
  3. Support and Resources. The Remote Learning Experience is Significantly Impacted by Device Access and Quality

Hudson School District in Wisconsin benefitted from agencies who worked together to help solve this issue.  Join us to learn how collaboration across state agencies and cooperative purchasing agreements provided schools with the best possible pricing to provide internet for students at home.  This “all hands on deck” approach lowered the number of students in Wisconsin without adequate or any internet.  You can learn from this success story to begin making connections in your district and state to gain additional support in your continuing efforts to meet your student’s digital equity needs.

Panel Moderator: 
Annette Smith, Ph.D.,
 – Director of Instructional Technology Services, Division for Libraries & Technology, Department of Public Instruction (WI)

Panel Members:
Jen Lotze,
 Instructional Technology Coordinator, Hudson School District (WI)
Kurt Kiefer, Assistant State Superintendent, Division for Libraries & Technology (Retired), Department of Public Instructions (WI)
Alyssa Kenney, Director of Digital Access, Public Service Commission (WI)
Rachel Schemelin, E-Rate & Broadband Consultant, Division for Libraries & Technology, Department of Public Instruction (WI)