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Strategic Community Impacts: K-12

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Description: Thanks to everyone that participated in today's workshop!  Your feedback is greatly appreciated.  To take a quick workshop survey, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZS36KKS



Time: Tuesday 9:45-10:45 and 11:00-12:00


Location: Ballroom 


Facilitator: Tom Miller, OneCommunity,  Kavita Gilchrist, http://www.nycconnectedlearning.org Connected Learning - NYC Department of Education, Mark DeFalco, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Josh Stager, Computers for Youth, NYC. 


Notes: Pre-Conference Activity

Stories from the Field

 A Pre-Conference Activity


The community impact of Sustainable Broadband Adoption projects on K-12 education will be the focus of a workshop on Tuesday morning at the CBAIS conference.


Semi Plenary – Strategic Community Impacts: K-12

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

9:15 – 12:00noon

Main Ballroom


Parents are at the nexus of where broadband intersects with K-12, community organizations, government and social services. Gathering an understanding of parent’s needs and perspectives will be the foundation of the Strategic Community Impacts workshop’s activities. 


To prepare for the workshop participants are asked to gather information from parents and grandparents participating in their SBA/PPC programs.


In an informal setting, please have a dialog with parents/grandparents using the following questions.  Where possible, ask the parents to answer the questions with stories relating to their experiences (click here for Spanish). 

  • What are parent's aspirations for their children?
  • How do schools and community organizations help support parent’s dreams and aspirations for their children?
  • What are the parent's perceptions of using digital resources to enable their child’s learning?
  • What challenges do parents face in educating their children?
  • What are the relationships between the parents, community, and school?  Where do they interact or intersect?
  • What are parent’s perceptions their child’s teachers or school?  
  • What are parent's obstacles to obtaining home broadband access?


The workshop will incorporate components of the Human Centered Design process, which relies heavily on “Stories from the Field” and authentic problems, insights, obstacles or needs expressed by the parents and grandparents participating in SBA/PCC programs. 


Workshop participants will be asked to share these stories in small groups as part of the workshop activities. 


Remember to take excellent notes so you don't forget anything about this important topic!

Comments (2)

D Lex said

at 10:20 am on Jun 28, 2011

I seek-12 student, family, parent technololgy access (OR LACK OF) as an equity issue we must address!

D Lex said

at 10:28 am on Jun 28, 2011

It is good to hear from an actual parent with a child in the public school systems and to hear them express the critical need for technolgy access in the home OR after/away from school. Also she expressed the need to use even more technology while in school.

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