Resource Format: Video
Merrie Najimy, Dr. Faith Boninger, and Joe Clement

Back to School during COVID: The Case for Limiting EdTech (for K-12 educators)

Created: 08/11/2020
Uploaded: 08/20/2020

The school year is quickly approaching and administrations are faced with many decisions that deeply affect students, staff, and communities. Most school districts are leaning into EdTech (educational technology) to provide a solution. But, the investment in EdTech comes at a cost to everyone involved -- sometimes without us knowing it!

This Action Network Live! webinar co-hosted by Jean Rogers and Seth Evans breaks down the corporate influence behind EdTech and provide tools for you to support your students and their families, even in remote settings. Massachusetts Teachers' Association President Merrie Najimy, Dr. Faith Boninger of the National Education Policy Center, and Screen Schooled co-author Joe Clement review the challenges posed by education technology in this pandemic and political climate, and how individual teachers, schools, and unions are finding solutions that are teacher- and student-driven, not tech-driven. Learn how to make the case against corporate EdTech and consider alternative curricula -- all in service of deeper learning and better physical and mental health for you and your students.

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