Digital District Day 2021: Equity, Agency & Opportunity
The SFUSD Department of Technology (DoT) is excited to announce our 6th annual Digital District Day: Equity, Agency & Opportunity. This 100% virtual event will inspire our SFUSD educators, staff, and leaders to dig deeper into working and collaborating in a digital environment and to design for technology-enabled deeper learning experiences that build the SFUSD Graduate Profile Competencies for all students.
Our 2021 keynote speaker is Ken Shelton
"Techquity: Creating Learning Environments For Sustainability, Equity, and Access"
This interactive keynote will address how to navigate one of the biggest challenges educators face today — providing students with equitable and culturally inclusive learning opportunities. This talk will include a detailed analysis on the varying levels of culture, addressing our social-emotional needs, and why we must ensure our students are provided a diverse and equitable educational experience. Further expanding on the primary purpose will be a look at how technology serves as both a needed and critical component to that end. Embedded within the keynote are personal narratives aligned with the central theme of incorporating both a culturally relevant and culturally responsive pedagogy to any content area.
Ken Shelton will also be offering a spotlight session during the first breakout session slot, called "Developing A Relevant and Responsive Approach to Learner Empowerment and Learner Wellness".
Get to know Ken Shelton
Ken (He/Him/His) currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, and was appointed to the Educational Technology Task Force formed by a previous California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, consults, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Intelligences, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner.