Susan Bearden (M)

Susan Bearden (M)

Senior Education Pioneer Fellow, U.S. Department of Education

As a Senior Education Pioneer Fellow in the Office of Educational Technology, Susan serves as the Department’s liaison for broadband policy and connectivity initiatives.  She recently served as the co-editor of the National Broadband Research Agenda, published by the National Science Foundation and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Prior to joining ED, Susan served as a K-12 technology director in Florida, where she facilitated best practices in IT operations and education technology implementations. Awards include being named to the Center for Digital Education’s 2015 list of “Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers,” the 2015 “Making it Happen” award from the Florida Society of Technology in Education, and the 2014 Bammy Award for School Technologist of the Year. She also co-founded and co-moderates the popular #edtechchat Twitter chat and co-hosts Edtechchat Radio on the BAM Radio Network.

Community Partnerships that Close the Homework Gap

Potomac 2

The Homework Gap is not a school or government problem, but a community problem. Although there is no “silver bullet” that will address the challenges faced by students without home internet access in every community, many schools and districts are finding creative solutions to these challenges. This panel will explore how schools can work collaboratively […]

Digital Inclusion