Integrating Technology Colleagues,
We have an interesting asynchronous discussion coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, "Digital Equity: Exploring a Modern Civil Right for Adult Learners and their Families". You will want to listen to a 26-minute ISTE podcast with the former Chief Program Office of EveryoneOn, and the leader of World Possible's U.S. Justice Chapter, which supports installations of RACHEL for U.S. Justice at youth correctional facilities and adult prisons. I will join them in the discussion, too. See the announcement below for more details, and share it with your colleagues who may be interested.
David J. Rosen, Moderator
LINCS CoP Integrating Technology group
Norma Fernandez. As the Chief Programs Officer of EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the internet (https://www.everyoneon.org/), Norma sets the vision for and manages the organization's national and regional initiatives focused on creating digital equity through broadband adoption activities and digital and tech literacy trainings, focused on engaging and impacting low-income underrepresented communities.
Frank Martin. Frank leads World Possible's U.S. Justice Chapter, which supports installations of RACHEL for U.S. Justice at youth correctional facilities and adult prisons. Frank was an early advocate for bringing Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons-licensed technologies to correctional facilities during his work with the Oregon Youth Authority. RACHEL for U.S. Justice has a wealth of courses and research materials, mostly aimed at high school, college and vocational students. In addition, RACHEL for U.S. Justice features FairShake Reentry Resources with information and support for incarcerated individuals, plus a curated version of Wikipedia that meets the requirements of U.S. prisons.
David J. Rosen. David is the moderator of the LINCS Integrating Technology Group. For over three decades, as Director of the Adult Literacy Resource Institute sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Boston and President of Newsome Associates, he has been an advocate and provider of training for adult digital literacy.