June 22nd, 2016

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The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
1890 Main Campus Dr.
Raleigh, NC


9:30 AM Arrival & Check-In
10:00 AM Opening Session (PPT)
11:00 AM Working Group A: Defining Digital Equity Challenges for North Carolina Schools and Districts

12:15 PM Lunch Sponsored by AT&T
1:00 PM Practitioner Panel: Barriers & Benefits of Equitable Access to Digital – Age Learning


Jane Smith Patterson


  • Laura B. Fogle, Technology Facilitator in Durham County Public Schools
  • Robin Britt, Director of Instructional Technology and Personalized Learning in Guilford County
  • Linda Jones, Community Technology Advocate for the City of Raleigh
  • Mayor Newell Clark, Lexington, NC
2:00 PM Working Group B: Solutions & Strategies for Addressing Digital Equity Challenges

  • Out-of-School Internet Access
  • Professional Development and Preparation for Educators
  • Personalized Learning in High Needs Classrooms
  • Building Parent and Community Support
  • Planning for Sustainability for Devices, Networks and Resources
3:15 PM Policy Panel: State Level Support for Digital Equity Initiatives


Trip Stallings


  • Evelyn Bulluck, Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board
  • Robert Doreauk, AT&T
  • Rick Glazier, North Carolina Justice Center
  • John Hood, John William Pope Foundation
  • Maria Pitre-Martin, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Jeffrey Sural, North Carolina Department of Information Technology
4:00 PM Closing & Next Steps