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Planning for Progress in Digital Learning: Introduction to Technology and Infrastructure


Peg Cagle, Teacher, Lawrence Gifted/Highly Gifted Magnet, Los Angeles Unified School District (CA)
John Graham, Executive Director of Information Technology, Utica Community Schools (MI)
Keith Krueger, CEO, Consortium for School Networking
Patrick Larkin, Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools (MA)
Jean Tower, Director of Technology, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough (MA)

The Alliance for Excellent Education held the second in its series of webinars for Project 24. This webinar provided an introduction to one of the gears in the Project 24 framework: technology and infrastructure.

The Project 24 planning framework examines the extent to which the effective use of technology provides tools, resources, data, and supportive systems that increase teaching opportunities and promote efficiency. Such environments enable anytime, anywhere learning based on competency and mastery with empowered caring adults who guide the way for each student to succeed. High-quality, high-speed technology and infrastructure systems within a school district are essential to the advancement of digital learning.

The Project 24 panel of experts, an experienced group of nationally recognized leaders with demonstrated records of success, provided insight into how they approach technology and infrastructure planning for digital learning from the perspectives of a superintendent, assistant superintendent, chief technology officer, and educator. They also discussed key areas of this gear, including adequacy, quality, and availability of devices; robust network infrastructure; how to provide responsive support; and implementing a formal cycle of review and replacement. Keith Krueger, CEO of Consortium for School Networking, moderated the discussion.

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NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at approximately one or two business days after the event airs.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. For more information about the Alliance, visit

An initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Project 24 is an urgent call to action on the need for systemic planning around the effective use of technology and digital learning to achieve the goal of career and college readiness for all students. It is a one-stop shop of comprehensive district-level planning tools, expert advice, creative ideas, and tangible suggestions from experienced education experts and nonprofit education membership organizations.

Categories: Digital Learning Series, Gear: Infrastructure & Technology

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