Your Name and Title: Daisy Dyer Duerr , NASSP Digital Principal

School or Organization Name: St. Paul Public Schools

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Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Arkansas, USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English (Southern Style!)

Target Audience(s): Administrators, Teachers,

Short Session Description (one line): Using Technology to Bridge the Rural/Poverty Divide

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

Technology is the great equalizer for student circumstance - whether it be socio-economic, location (RURAL EMPHASIS), or social-emotional issues. Technology is something today’s generation constantly engages in and engagement is the key to student learning. We must meet our learners where they are, and engaging them is the first step.  Passion-based learning creates some of the best results in student engagement; very few students today are NOT passionate about tech – so it is simply a matter of teachers embracing that same passion. I will discuss how in my rural isolated Arkansas school we are using to transcend the barriers of poverty, locale, & student circumstance. In my school less than 10% of our students have computer access in their homes. I will share how this technology paired with relationships "game changers" for our students and community. We are a “Small town school….providing a global education.”

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