A Checklist to Ensure Digital Equity Is About More Than Devices and Access
This checklist is a tool to help teachers and schools assess their digital inclusion practices to ensure that all students have access to the same opportunities. Expanding the definition of digital equity means educators have the professional learning, technology tools, culturally-responsible curriculum, and proven instructional model to support all students.
Equity is not possible without literacy. Schools need to build teacher capacity to teach all students to read using a literacy curriculum based on the science of reading. This checklist can be used for meaningful discussions about how to expand educational equity beyond digital inclusion to include instructional and cultural equity. Evidence-based literacy programs can accelerate learning and help teachers be more effective in using a broader range of practices to create equity.