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  • Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA and Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, Canada

Desire2Learn Offers Webinars on Economic Stimulus Package and Implications for Educators

Press Release

Desire2Learn and SETDA provide insight on navigating through President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn) a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, today announced the offering of two webinars focused on President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), signed into law February 17, 2009.

The ARRA will provide billions of dollars to improve education in the United States and has the potential to stimulate school transformation. Online learning will be an important facet in this redesign of schooling for the 21st century.

Attend a 50-minute discussion, entitled “Stimulating Education: Navigating the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” that will assist K-12 educators in traversing the economic stimulus package. A short synopsis of the package will be provided, links to important information resources shared and a Q & A session held with attendees. The webinar will be delivered on two dates:

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2:00 p.m. ET

Kristie Clements, K-12 Marketing Manager, Desire2Learn and Sara White Hall, Deputy Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) will facilitate the discussion.

Hall oversees strategic and corporate relations including the development and implementation of SETDA conferences, publications and strategies around 21st Century Classroom Collaborative for EETT (Enhancing Education Through Technology) and Stimulus covering topics including systemic reform, professional development approaches, changing teaching practices for student achievement, virtual learning, assessment trends, STEM and broadband access for all.

Hall’s background includes 10 years experience in building strong relationships with technology companies that invest in education. Hall’s passionate support of education technology is also highlighted in her past position as the founder of the Children’s Web Surfing Alliance, Inc; a 501-C3 educational organization that administered the free educational Internet Treasure Hunt for teachers, students, and parents. The program boasted more than 150,000 registered players from 129 countries.

To learn more about the Desire2Learn Economic Stimulus Webinars, contact Kristie Clements at [email protected], call 1.888.772.0325 or email [email protected]. To register for one or more of the webinars, visit the webinar registration page at


Founded in the fall of 2001, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the state directors for educational technology in the 50 states as well as DC and the American Samoa. SETDA’s goal is to improve student achievement through technology. Their mission is guided by three key principles:

  • To promote national leadership in educational technology to support achievement in lifelong learning;
  • To provide professional development in educational leadership for members; and
  • To build partnerships and provide leadership to advance learning opportunities.

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About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit:, call 1.888.772.0325 or 1.519.772.0325.


John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
[email protected]