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NYSED Digital Equity Summit 1/3
February 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
The first of three Digital Equity Summits will take place on Friday, February 5, 2021 from 10 AM to 1 PM and will include presentations by national speakers and breakout discussions. The summit’s opening and closing sessions will be streamed live on the NY State Education Department’s website. The link will be available on the home page on the day of the Summit.
The Board of Regents and the State Education Department are convening these Digital Equity Summits to establish a shared understanding of digital inequity in the state and create a joint vision for achieving digital equity. The summits will bring together education, government, community, and business partners from across the state to develop recommended next steps in the short-term and long-term at all levels of government to benefit students and their families.
The February 5th summit will feature national keynote speaker Rebecca F. Kauma, the Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager for The City of Long Beach, CA. Rebecca is a passionate diversity, racial equity and inclusion (DEI) professional with extensive program and project management, community engagement and strategic planning expertise. Rebecca’s digital inclusion efforts include launching a multilingual Digital Inclusion Resources Hotline to help connect Long Beach residents with a variety of resources and services, including computers, low-cost Internet services and computer literacy training. Rebecca is the recipient of the 2020 Digital Equity Champion Award by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), a national award that recognizes outstanding leadership and dedication in advancing digital equity and inclusion and addressing the digital divide.