NapaLearns is proud to feature Dan Lynch in this issue’s Board Member Spotlight! After graduating
The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, practices and knowledge for effective project-based learning (PBL). BIE contributes to project- based learning through product development, services, research, and online learning.
The State Board of Education (SBE) is the governing and policy-making body of the California Department of Education. The SBE sets K-12 education policy in the areas of standards, instructional materials, assessment, and accountability. The SBE adopts textbooks for grades K-8, adopts regulations to implement legislation, and has authority to grant waivers of the Education Code. The SBE has 11 members, appointed by the Governor.
CUE provides leadership and support to advance student achievement in the educational technology community. CUE members are provided year-round support through meetings, grants, events, and mini-conferences, including the CUE Conference, the oldest (over 25 years) and largest educational technology conference in California. CUE maintains an active advocacy program, participates in global technology issue and recognizes community leadership with its Technology in Learning Leadership and Outstanding Teacher Awards programs.
Digital Promise is a bipartisan independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation authorized by Congress “to support a comprehensive research and development program to harness the increasing capacity of advanced information and digital technologies to improve all levels of learning and education, formal and informal, in order to provide Americans with the knowledge and skills needed to compete in the global economy.”
The League of Innovative Schools is an initiative of Digital Promise that has pulled together a number of pioneering school district leaders who are committed to doing the difficult work of using technology to deliver results in the classroom. These leaders, the tip of the spear of innovators in American education, have come together to form the League of Innovative Schools. The League connects districts and schools with top universities and entrepreneurs, building a hotbed of innovation where we can demonstrate promising ideas, evaluate them rigorously and rapidly, and replicate what works – accelerating the pace of change in public education.
New Tech Network is a nonprofit organization that helps high school students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college, and the careers of tomorrow. New Tech works nationwide with schools, districts, and communities to provide services and support that enable schools to implement innovative high schools that promote deeper learning.
The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education.