WashingTECH Policy Podcast with Joe Miller
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The WashingTECH Policy Podcast is your resource for media and tech law and policy news and interviews. Each week, the WashingTECH Policy Podcast gives you the latest developments in media and tech law & policy, as well as an interview with an influencer in the media and technology sectors, whether they be policymakers, entrepreneurs, politicians or academics. Listen to the WashingTECH Policy podcast to get a quick update in the car, at the gym, between flights, wherever and whenever you need a quick summary of the media and tech policy news and thought leadership driving the week.
Most Recent Episode
Ep 61: Ensuring Schools Can Keep Up with Demand for Even Faster Broadband with Tracy Weeks
1 day ago
Dr. Tracy Weeks (@tracyweeks) is the Executive Director for the State Educational Technology Director’s Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the Chief Academic and Digital Learning Officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, the first senior state leadership position of its kind in the nation. In that role, Dr. Weeks oversaw the areas of: K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, Career and Technical Education, Exceptional Children, and the North Carolina Virtual Public School. She also served as the state agency lead on the development of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan. From 2008-2014, Tracy led the North Carolina Virtual Public School, the second largest state-led virtual school in the nation, as the Chief Academic Officer and subsequently the Executive Director. She holds a bachelors degree in Secondary Math Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, a Masters of Education in Instructional Technology with a Statistics minor and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from NC State University. She is a NC Teaching Fellow, NC Education Policy Fellow, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi. In this episode we discussed: the importance of high speed internet in schools. challenges school districts are facing when it comes to providing high speed internet in classrooms. how to use school broadband resources to enhance access to broadband outside of the classroom. recommendations for ensuring schools have appropriate infrastructure to accommodate growing demand for broadband bandwidth. Resources: SETDA Slack Mindset by Carol Dweck Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything