NH Summit on Digital Equity for Financial, Economic and Educational Inclusion

Tuesday, October 09 2018, 8:15 AM - 3:45 PM [EST]

245 Hooksett Rd, , Manchester, NH, United States

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Tuesday, October 09 2018, 8:15 AM - 3:45 PM [EST]

About the Event

NH Summit on Digital Equity for Financial, Economic and Educational Inclusion:

 

 

Building a High Skill, High Wage Economy for All

 

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

**New Location: Puritan Conference Center in Manchester** 

 

A joint effort of the New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative and the

National Collaborative for Digital Equity

 

The summit is made possible through generous support from:

 

Connection Public Sector Solutions

Comcast Internet Essentials

 

Register here (it’s free and includes breakfast, lunch & materials)

 

 

Summit Partners

 

American Association of School Administrators

Appapedia

CAST

Comcast

Connection Public Sector Solutions

Media Power Youth

MERLOT

National Collaborative for Digital Equity

National School Boards Association

New England School Library Association

New Hampshire Bankers Association
New Hampshire Council of Colleges and Universities

New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, Economic Development

Division

New Hampshire Department of Education, Office of Education Technology

New Hampshire Department of Information Technology

NH GRANIT

New Hampshire School Boards Association

New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative

New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education

Sage Sustainable Electronics

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Service

 

 

 

Goals:

 

1.     Engage state leaders and policy makers in financial and economic inclusion, banking, digital equity, education, workforce and community development, and philanthropy in exploring why and how best to support integrated approaches to financial, economic, educational and digital inclusion in high poverty communities.

2.     Support grassroots leadership teams in low and moderate income (LMI) communities from across these sectors to begin framing local strategies for integrated financial, economic and digital inclusion.

3.     Familiarize leading resource providers in financial, economic and digital inclusion with one another’s offerings and explore how best to support state and local LMI leaders in devising and carrying out integrated inclusion plans leveraging these resources.

4.     Determine next steps to sustain a statewide support network for LMI teams undertaking integrated inclusion.

 

 

Agenda

 

7:45 – 8:15 am             Registration, breakfast and resource showcase set-up

 

8:15 – 8:30 am             Welcome and brief agenda walk-through: (live streamed and recorded)* Dr. Paul Resta, chair NCDE board, and Dr. Bob McLaughlin, NCDE executive director.  Carol Miller, chair, New Hampshire School Connectivity Initiative.

 

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.           NH Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut: (live streamed and recorded)* On the role of digital equity in educational opportunity and success in the digital age:  

 

8:40 – 8:45 a.m.           Barrett Christina, executive director, NH School Boards Association. (live streamed and recorded)* On the school board’s key role in sustained community partnerships for digital equity and educational and economic opportunity.

 

8:45 – 9:20 a.m.           Barry Wides, Deputy Comptroller, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, United States Treasury Department, introduced by NH Banking Commissioner Gerald H. Little.  Keynote address (via videoconference):  Eliminating Digital Divide Barriers to Financial and Economic Inclusion, (live streamed and recorded)*

 

9:20 – 9:30 a.m.           Framing the morning concurrent breakout discussions. Dr. Bob McLaughlin (live streamed and recorded)*

 

9:30 – 10:40 a.m.         Concurrent Breakout Sessions (refreshments available throughout the

Morning)

 

1.     LMI Community Teams: What are our communities’ greatest barriers to financial, economic and digital inclusion? Facilitated by Jenelle Leonard.

2.     State leaders and policy makers: What are the most salient policy and programmatic initiatives in NH to address financial, economic and digital inclusion? Facilitated by Dr. Bob McLaughlin

3.     Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion Resource providers: What key resources does each participating provider bring to financial, economic and/or digital inclusion?  Facilitated by Dr. Paul Resta

 

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.       Concurrent groups report out (live streamed and recorded)*

 

11:00 am – noon          Showcase: Exemplary Financial, Economic and Digital Inclusion Resource Providers

 

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.         Lunch  

 

12:40 – 12:55 p.m.   Luncheon Panel Discussion: (live streamed and recorded)* Essential Dimensions of a Systemic Approach to Digital Equity

·       Susan Ballard, vice president for NCDE, past president American Association of School Librarians (invited)

·       Linda Gerstle, chief executive officer, CAST

·       Dr. Gerry Hanley, executive director, MERLOT

·       Dr. Robbie Melton, founder, Appapedia

·       Lisa Trisciani, vice president of field sales, Connection Public Sector Solutions

·       David Urbanowicz, director of external affairs and strategic partnerships, Comcast (invited)

·       Jill Vaske´, chief executive officer, Sage Sustainable Electronics

 

    12:55 – 1:10 p.m.      Panel Q & A (live streamed and recorded)*

                                                           

1:15 – 1:25 p.m.           Framing the afternoon concurrent breakout discussions. Dr. Paul Resta (live streamed and recorded)*

 

1:25 – 2:55 p.m.           Concurrent Breakout Sessions (refreshments available throughout the afternoon)

 

1.     LMI Community Teams: How can we draw on resource providers and state leaders to advance our goals? What do state leaders, policy makers and resource providers most need to know about our priority concerns and goals?

2.     State leaders and policy makers: How can we foster sustained coordination of financial, economic and digital inclusion policy & action? What support do we need?

3.     Digital Equity and Economic Inclusion Resource providers: How can we collaborate with one another in order to provide coherent, integrated support to LMI teams, state leaders and policy makers?

 

2:55 – 3:20 p.m.           Concurrent groups report out (live streamed and recorded)*

                       

3:20 – 3:45 p.m.           Wrap-up and next steps (and door prizes): Drs. Paul Resta and Bob McLaughlin (live streamed and recorded)*

 

 

Showcase Partners

 

Appapedia                                            free & very low-cost apps for learning and productivity

CAST                                                     accessible instructional materials, universal design for learning

Comcast Internet Essentials                  Deeply discounted broadband for low-income families

Connection Public Sector Solutions       Hardware, software and training for all devices & platforms

MERLOT                                                Renowned repository of free (open) educational resources

UNH Cooperative Extension Service      Facilitating broadband and economic development

 

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National Collaborative for Digital Equity

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