Digital Access Task Force Meeting
Monday June 14, 2021
7:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Next Task Force Meetings - June 14, 21, 28.
We will begin promptly at 7:30 am!
See Meeting Agenda Tab below
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Zoom Meeting ID: 919 9321 8962
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Missed the May 24 Task Force Meeting?
Steve Peters, AZBSN and Task Force Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org Phone or Text: 520-321-1309
June 14 Digital Access
Resource Highlight Presentation
Adam Fletcher, Executive Director, of the international nonprofit educational organization Youth and Educators Succeeding.
He will be discussing their flagship program called GenYES. Created 25 years ago by Dr. Dennis Harper, GenYES has worked in more than 75 Arizona schools among 2,500 K-12 schools worldwide to foster digital equity by engaging Student Technology Leaders in meeting serious school challenges. Learn more by visiting https://genyes.org.
Contact Adam Fletcher, email@example.com 360-528-2345, https://yesk12.org
Updates and Digital Access
Federal and State Updates
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the world is creating the largest telecommunity of all time. Social and physical distancing is becoming the new normal requiring unpresented demand for digital access for all Arizona communities including tribal, rural and other underserved communities and low-income neighborhoods in Arizona.
AZBSN, the Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network, led by ATIC, the Arizona Telecommunications and Information Council, GAZEL, the Greater Arizona Educational Leadership organization, in cooperation with many other stakeholder organizations, have created an AZBSN COVID-19 Digital Access Task Force.
What Is Digital Access
Digital access is more than just access to fast affordable and reliable Internet access.
Everyone, especially students, also require access to technology such as computers, laptops, and smart phones as well as other digital equipment such as routers, hotspots, and web cameras. They also need digital content resources and skills to effectively use technology.