Celebrating Digital Learning Day (DLDay) February 25, 2021 with stories of educators who have overcome adversity and are embracing innovation. These stories are guaranteed to inspire and
invigorate your vision for the future. We will reflect on changes from the past twelve months,
celebrate ten years of DLDay, and be inspired to be part of the new age of learning by visiting
classrooms, schools, and districts around the country (virtually of course) and witnessing the power that comes when educators combine a growth mindset with perseverance, innovation, and collaborative leadership.
We know incredible work happens in every classroom. Don’t keep these amazing lessons, activities, events, and resources a secret.
We know your time is valuable, but sharing a digital resource takes only five minutes and will be benefit thousands of dynamic educators across the country.
Share your digital learning ideas with the network so we can learn, grow, and celebrate together!
New downtown facility includes Dorothy McKibbin Conference Center
Longtime Santa Fe resident Dorothy McKibbin (1897–1985) was an unemployed single mother in 1943 when she was offered a secretarial position for an organization known only as “Project Y.” For the next 20 years, McKibbin staffed the now-legendary office, 109 East Palace, the headquarters of the once-secret Manhattan Project, where she became a liaison between Santa Fe and Los Alamos.
About Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is managed by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Tune in to "Perpetual Choir to the Water" to hear Pat McCabe and others sing!
SFCC announces PROTEC training for Business Systems Technology and Social Media Basics
Apply now for in-demand skills training combined with internships
Applications due Feb. 15 for Professional Readiness for Technical Career Program. Participants can earn digital badges verifying achievement in fully online training beginning Feb. 22.
SANTA FE, NM – Santa Fe Community College in partnership with Santa Fe County and New Mexico Workforce Connection announces a training program for Santa Fe County residents to gain in-demand skills that prepare people to work online with businesses and local nonprofit organizations. The instructor-led training and accompanying internship will be delivered fully online from Feb. 22 through June 30. Applications are due Feb. 15. Apply at sfcc.edu/protec/.
Professional Readiness for Technical Career Program (PROTEC) offers preparatory training for entry-level employment in a variety of industries and is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed, under-employed, re-entering the workforce or looking to increase their hire-ability in Santa Fe County. Accepted participants will prepare for industry badges in Business Technology Systems and Social Media Basics through hands-on training and online workshops to gain key job-readiness skills through more than 30 hours of accelerated training online followed by up to 80 hours of paid online internships.
Accepted participants will develop job search skills to help them seek employment after completion of the program. CORE Score soft skills assessment and training will also be available to students. CORE Score includes skills such as critical thinking, communication, customer service, adaptability and drive for results. Apply online and get more information at sfcc.edu/protec/. Training scholarships and stipends are available to qualifying participants.
For more information about the PROTEC program contact SFCC Continuing Education program at 505-428-1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLN is presenting with state agencies at the SEDTA conference on November 16 on
"Digital Equity: Mapping a Path Forward"
This session will address the intersection of Digital Equity, eLearning, and state strategic plans. The state of New Mexico Department of Information Technology has recently published their broadband strategic plan and identified underserved addresses. The Public Education Department has shared student addresses under an MOU and a non-disclosure agreement to match underserved students with service providers. The mapping program in New Mexico is very robust and now includes WiFi hotspots offered by schools, libraries, and service providers and underserved addresses are also mapped. The governor has offered money from GEER funds to connect underserved students.
Presenter: John Chadwick, E-Rate and Ed Tech Coordinator – New Mexico Public Education Department
Co-Presenter: Ferdi Serim, New Mexico Public Education Department and Gar Clarke, State Geospatial Officer – New Mexico Department of Information Technology
Co-Presenter: Jennifer Case Nevarez, Founder – Community Learning Network
To attend, register online at : https://hopin.com/events/setda-2020-leadership-summit
For more on SEDTA contact Christine Fox, Deputy Executive DirectorSETDA// Leadership: Technology: Innovation: Learning
By Eva Artschwager of El Valle Community Center and Villanueva David Cargo Library
Thanks to the efforts of the Texas based Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), the Santa Fe non-profit Community Learning Network, and the coordination provided through the Department of Information Technology Broadband Program, the village of Pecos now has its first free public access WiFi. The “hotspot”, which was installed by ITDRC in the small park adjacent to the village offices on Main Street, provides free Internet WiFi signal throughout the playground park area and adjacent parking lot. The WiFi signal should be available 24/7 and can be used by visitors seeking information about local activities, services, and accommodations, as well as by people in the community, such as students needing to complete assignments online or residents needing to file electronic forms, access medical advice, or submit employment applications.
The installation of the wifi access point in Pecos is part of a larger initiative to provide wifi access across northern New Mexico to schools, government entities, and other public facilities that lack easy and affordable access to a high speed internet (i.e. broadband) connection. Broadband has become a critical service, especially at this time when more and more of our professional, personal and learning interactions require access to a reliable internet connection. Increasing wifi access points helps close the digital divide, which has left large swaths of rural New Mexico residents without an internet connection in their homes and has placed unconnected students at increasingly high risk of falling further and further behind along the educational spectrum. In recognizing and addressing this need, the wifi hotspot installation program has made a measurable difference for rural, remote, and other communities struggling on the wrong side of the digital divide.
The hotspots provided in the village of Pecos were made possible with the support of Pecos mayor Ted Benavides and County Commissioner Janice Varela. For a map of all broadband service in the state, consult the New Mexico Department of Information Technology broadband program website.
Chief Arvol Lookinghorse was scheduled to speak in Dulce, New Mexico, on Earth Day in April, 2020. However, his visit was postponed due to COVID-19. Today, he has sent a request and reminder to all in honor of World Peace and Prayer Day.
Source: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Written By Cathy Cash
"For Monet Winters, the COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of hurdles for her to complete eighth grade at Santa Fe Indian School.
With school buildings closed in March and no reliable internet service at her home on the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, Monet waited for large paper packets of schoolwork from her teachers to arrive by mail.
The 13-year-old tried to log on with her mother’s phone or Wi-Fi at her grandmother’s house but was hampered by spotty service, distractions and data limits.
“It was pretty challenging,” said Monet. 'I wasn’t able to do my schoolwork online. I was struggling.' "
Read the full story HERE.
Community Learning Network is a grassroots New Mexico-born and locally based 501(c)3 organization dedicated to building stronger communities through real-life learning.