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    Digital Divide Event on May 21, 2021 ~ SAVE THE DATE

     

    The  virtual event will be held on May 21 at 11:30 am. and will be conducted in Spanish and English. 

     

    The serious disruption brought on by COVID-19 highlighted and exacerbated the already evident digital divide in our communities. Though much was done to help insure connectivity and technology needs would be met for students, families, at-home workers and others in the community, clearly there is a long way to go to bridge the digital divide in Marin County.

     

    Please join us for this discussion about an issue so related to equity and opportunity for all Marin residents.  The event is being sponsored by the Canal Alliance, City of San Rafael, County of Marin, Digital Marin, Marin County of Office of Education, Marin Economic Forum, Marin Promise Partnership, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).  The attached newsletter provides more information about this critical even.

    Registration information to be sent soon.

     

     

    Digital Marin Education Outreach Survey

     

    Digital Marin is a cross-sector collaboration between residents and government, education, nonprofit, business, and other sectors to develop a countywide roadmap for improving internet access, disaster resilience, data sharing, and digital services. Digital Marin is seeking feedback from the education community via a brief online survey.  Responses are anonymous. 

     

    Your input will help identify potential projects and priorities for a forward-facing roadmap to ensure that everyone has access to reliable and affordable broadband with the devices and knowledge to take advantage of all online opportunities and services. 

     

    Your feedback and suggestions are important.  Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DigitalMarinEducation

     

    Visit GoDigitalMarin.org for more information and to subscribe to weekly updates.

     

     

    Paraeducator Special Education Boot Camp ~ June 14-17, 2021

     

    Marin County Office of Education will be hosting a series of virtual workshops for those interested in working as a paraeducator in a special education setting  on June 14, thru June 17 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

     

    Training Topics include:

    • Paraeducator Roles & Responsibilities
    • Health & Technology in the Classroom
    • Supporting Student Success
    • Expressive Language Skills & Pragmatics

     

    See flyer for details and how to register.

     

     

    Rethink Renew Reimagine ~ Virtual Summer Institute: June 15 - 17, 2021  

     

    Live Virtual Meetings with over ten workshops to choose from featuring:

    • Rethink: Assessment, Writing, Student Support featuring presentations from Tammy Heflebower and Kate Kinsella
    • Renew: Healing, Resilience and Social Emotional featuring Niroga Dynamic Mindfulness, Intricate Roots, Youth in Arts and more
    • Reimagine: Equity and Anti-Bias featuring presentation from Lori Watson  and Ethnic Studies with UC Berkeley and more

     

    See Flyer for details and registration information.