Who we are.
We are a diverse team of educators who are investing our time and energies in making this event a success. With your support and attendance, we hope to spread the word and make an impact for all students in Washington State. By participating in the Digital Equity & Inclusion Summit we hope you'll be able to return to your schools with renewed purpose and dedication to this cause.
Fran McCarthyDirectorSpecial Programs & ServicesNorthwest Educational Service District 189
Natalie NewmanDirectorErshig Assistive Technology Resource Center (EATRC)Western Washington University
Dr. George ZhaoAssistant Professor of Instructional TechnologyElementary EducationWoodring College of EducationWestern Washington University
Will SalazarDirector, MarketingAdvanced Classroom Technologies
Erica StarrSchool Success ManagerAdvanced Classroom Technologies
If you have questions or would like to contact us, we can be reached at:
Phone: (206) 659-6594
What we're doing to promote digital equity and inclusion.
The Digital Equity and Inclusive Learning Summit is a one-day learning event that showcases the achievement of teachers, principals, district and state leaders in creating learning experiences where students thrive. It’s an opportunity for these leaders to engage in meaningful conversation on topics of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The Summit hopes to achieve stronger partnerships between Teaching & Learning, Special Education, and Technology teams as they learn together and return to their districts with renewed energy and excitement.
Explore the work of other districts and how they create high-quality, technology-rich learning environments for students of all abilities and cultures
Learn new strategies for engaging students through inclusionary practices and UDL
Experience adaptive technologies that allow for greater independence for our students with physical, sensory or mental disabilities
Share ideas, collaborate with colleagues, and learn from local, state and national experts
Speak with company representatives and hear what works in the digital classroom