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How a School Board Member Makes EdTech Decisions with Lisa Dabbs – Easy EdTech Podcast 149

In this episode, education consultant and school board member Lisa Dabbs joins to discuss the decision-making process of school board members when integrating EdTech in schools. You’ll also hear ways for educators and families to connect with their school board to share ideas and questions around education technology integration.

This week’s episode is titled: How a School Board Member Makes EdTech Decisions with Lisa Dabbs. I’m so excited to have Lisa join me on the podcast today. We first met in 2013, almost ten years ago, as fellow Edutopia bloggers at a summit in California. Lisa has had several roles in education including school principal and consultant supporting new teachers. Today’s episode is all about her current role as a school board member.

Last year, Dr. Sarah Thomas joined to talk about her role as a regional tech coordinator and today’s episode is also role-focused where we’ll discuss the connection between a school board member’s work and EdTech. If there is a role you’d like to learn more about, or a suggestion for someone who can speak about their role, send me a DM on Instagram or Twitter and let me know.

Let’s jump into the conversation with Lisa!

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Tips for Connecting with Your School Board

  • First, find out who is on your school board.
  • Next, determine the best way to contact them.
  • Then, share how a tool or PD will impact student learning.
  • Finally, give updates and ask for support

Sponsored by AMD

This episode is sponsored by AMD with a reminder about the LenovoEDU Community. Join this free platform to connect with education experts and watch inspiring, one-of-a-kind video content with your learners. Don’t forget to check out some exclusive blog posts I put together for them. Head over to to sign up for free!

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Have you subscribed to the podcast yet? I don’t want you to miss an episode and hope you’ll keep following along with me on this podcast journey. When you follow along on Apple Podcasts the new episodes will appear in the app so you don’t have to remember to go looking for them… Click here to follow on Apple Podcasts! And if you have a minute for a BIG favor, add a rating and review to the podcast, too — I would certainly appreciate it!

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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