MegaTrends and Common Core Policy and Practice
Webinar Archive:  Five Trends for the Future of Ed Tech  

The Horizon Report for K12 outlines the trends that will be important for students, schools and districts in the next five years. They encompass empowerment; communication, collaboration, and success; innovation and creativity; online learning, and even the way we think about learning environments. Attend this webinar to learn what they are, why they matter, and what all of us should be thinking about now from Bruce Michelson, a Distinguished Technologist. 

Speaker: Bruce Michelson
Distinguished Technologist, National Lifecycle Manager
Personal Systems Group, Hewlett-Packard Company


Webinar Archive: Common Core Policies and Practices: Technology and Assessment

The Common Core State Standards provide clear understanding of what students are expected to learn and ensure that all students are prepared for success. Assessment is a critical part to understanding student achievement, teacher evaluations, and guaranteeing that a district is delivering 21st century learning.


What technology policies are needed to make it happen? How ready are most states? Join this discussion of what policies are key, where we are now, and what one district is doing to make sure they succeed.



Douglas Levin, Executive Director - SETDA

Bryan Bleil, VP, Online & Technology Implementation, Pearson

Craig Williams, Director of Information Services, School District U-46, Elgin, IL




  • Read a report summary on Growing Support for Common Core State Standards
  • Read a blog post on Should Common Core Go Nationwide?

DLE Blogs

Hey Teachers, Try A MOOC

MOOCs are the latest trend in learning.  You should give one a whirl! 

Getting Practical about the Privacy of Student Data

The privacy of student data is dominating ed-tech headlines. Laws such as FERPA and COPPA can be confusing and compliance can be difficult. A newly released toolkit by CoSN makes the issue a lot easier.