SETDA's Tracy Weeks: Finding and Evaluating Great Digital Materials
Teachers, Districts, and States Collaborating
If we're going to advance education, we all need to work together. Does it make sense for every teacher to research their own digital materials to use in the classroom? And equally, does it make sense for some central authority to dictate what teachers should and should not use? Teachers are the ones who are best able to evaluage what materials work for their classroom, but it's very inefficient to have every teacher starting from scratch.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is talking to educators around the country about shared models to find, evaluate, and deploy EdTech resources in classrooms. Join a conversation with Tracy Weeks, Executive Director, to hear what different educators and states are doing, and also to share your ideas and concerns.
Dr. Tracy Weeks is the Executive Director for the State Education 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.