Five states — Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota and Virginia — have been selected to participate in a three-day learning lab to develop statewide programs themed around connected technology, the nonprofit’s chair, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced on July 20. The event — launched as part of the NGA’s current Smarter States, Smarter Communities initiative — is to help governors develop programs that can harness Internet of Things technologies that improve the quality of life of state residents, an NGA press release explains.
Now more than ever, we and our employees—team members or cast members if you prefer—cannot afford to sit still with regard to our professional learning. The good news is that we are fortunate to live at a time that affords unprecedented opportunities to learn and grow. Our teams’ skills and connections represent strategic assets worth investing in. This investment increases competence, moral and retention. Learning is not something that stops when we leave the formal educational setting. We should cherish people who value life-long learning.
At its annual conference, the State Educational Technology Director’s Association honored a group of students from Central Los Angeles for their work integrating technology with their service-learning projects to explore community rights. Students of the Math, Science & Technology Magnet Academy at Roosevelt High School captured attendees as they illustrated how deeper learning with access to technology improves lives and society.