RCLS: Professional Development Opportunities: Technology Training
NYSL Digital Equity
The NYS Library and the NYS Education Department, in partnership with the METRO Library Council and the Northern New York Library Network, will sponsor a series of webinars on Digital Equity beginning Thursday, September 10.
“Digital equity” means that every New Yorker has access to affordable broadband, adequate devices, necessary software, digital literacy skills, and a community of support. Unfortunately, persistent digital divides exist in communities across the State, affecting more than 25% of New York’s students and making it difficult, if not impossible, for them to participate in the online learning programs that have become essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Intended for educators, librarians, and other stakeholders with an interest in digital equity, this webinar series attempts to establish a shared understanding of the challenges to digital equity so we can begin to develop a shared vision of how we can work together to achieve digital equity in New York.
Please see the State Library’s Digital Equity Webinar Series page for more information and to register for the first two webinars in the series.