Senate File 2359 - Introduced SENATE FILE 2359 BY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION (SUCCESSOR TO SF 2107) A BILL FOR An Act directing the department of education to convene a 1 working group to study the impact of technology on the 2 cognitive function of students. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 5750SV (2) 89 jda/jh
S.F. 2359 Section 1. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION —— WORKING GROUP —— 1 IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON COGNITIVE LEARNING. 2 1. The department of education, in collaboration with 3 the department of public health, shall convene and provide 4 administrative support to a working group that shall examine 5 research related to the impact of technology on the cognitive 6 function of students. 7 2. Any expenses incurred by a member of the working group 8 shall be the responsibility of the individual member or the 9 respective entity represented by the member. 10 3. The working group shall submit its findings and 11 recommendations in a report to the general assembly by December 12 31, 2022. The report shall include recommendations on best 13 practices related to the use of technology in educational 14 settings with a focus on ways to mitigate technology’s negative 15 impacts on social and behavioral development, attention span, 16 and other cognitive functions. 17 EXPLANATION 18 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 19 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 20 This bill directs the department of education, in 21 collaboration with the department of public health, to convene 22 a working group to examine research related to the impact 23 of technology on the cognitive function of students. The 24 bill requires the working group to provide a report to the 25 general assembly by December 31, 2022, detailing the working 26 group’s findings and recommendations. The report must include 27 recommendations on best practices related to the use of 28 technology in educational settings. 29 -1- LSB 5750SV (2) 89 jda/jh 1/ 1