Digital Inclusion Week is an annual time to honor the work of digital equity advocates across the nation while simultaneously continuing the fight to bridge the digital divide.
In honor of this year’s National Digital Inclusion Week (October 2–7), Community Tech Network is hosting a virtual Day of Equity on Thursday, October 5.
All day long (from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific time), our expert team of panelists will offer virtual workshops about digital equity topics.
We’ll also be hosting drawings each hour, and participants can win free training packages, curriculum, and other prizes.
The webinars will be recorded, so feel free to register even if you cannot attend.
The schedule for CTN’s Day of Equity is as follows:
9 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. CT — STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES THROUGH CAPACITY BUILDING
Join us for an engaging session which will include group discussion on scaling capacity, the expectation for equity and inclusion in digital skills building, and the critical need for learning from historical data in program planning, development, and implementation. Pulling from verifiable experience, all attendees will be encouraged to create successful daily practices to serve their communities with dignity, knowledge, and compassion. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
10 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. CT — ENGAGING LEARNERS WITH CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE INSTRUCTION
Translating a curriculum from English to a different language is only a baby step for providing culturally inclusive instruction. There are many more ways and strategies to engage non-English-speaking learners in technology skill training. Come to the webinar to hear how CTN instructors tailor our basic digital literacy training to various cultural groups, including Hispanic/Latino, Chinese, Russian, and more. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
11 a.m. PT /1 p.m. CT — ACP ADVOCACY — PLEASE DON’T TAKE MY ACP!
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households with a subsidized discount on broadband service and connected devices. With the number of households in need of the benefit outnumbering the number of households served and the projection of funds being spent down in 2024, it is critical for digital inclusion practitioners to advocate for the renewal of this valuable resource. CTN will lead a conversation on effective advocacy communication and share out the ACP Renewal Advocacy Toolkit. Participants will get to hear from real-world ACP recipients as to the value of the program. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
12 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. CT — STRATEGIES FOR PROFICIENT CLIENT INTAKE
This session focuses on the important role of the intake process for clients first engaging in a digital inclusion initiative. You will shadow an intake interview to see strategies for assessing the needs and assets of a client and how to work together to establish a plan of action based on the client’s own goals. We’ll also share our experience with data collection and record keeping to track the impact of our work. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
1 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. CT — PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
This presentation focuses on empowering individuals to comfortably use the internet. While it is important to be safe, it is just as important not to be scared. A good digital citizen can confidently engage with the world in a variety of virtual environments. CTN will present fundamental components of how it teaches digital citizenship principles (including digital safety), while highlighting client success stories. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
2 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. CT — PREPARING INCLUSION SPECIALISTS FOR AN AI WORKFORCE
This session will be a holistic conversation with industry experts on the impact of artificial intelligence in the workplace and its effects on digital inclusion practice as a whole. Bring your questions and experiences to the session and we will discuss best practices for serving communities impacted by automated AI. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER