The Consortium for School networking (CoSN) today announced that 21 K-12 school districts will collaborate in Teaming for Transformation: Leading Digital Conversion for Student Learning II. Beginning now through CoSN’s 19th Annual Conference in March 2014, participating districts will work together to improve student-centered learning in classrooms nationwide. Teaming for Transformation II is made possible with support from Follett Library Resources, Pearson and Presidio.
“Teaming for Transformation is a powerful blended professional learning experience for school district teams committed to a digital transformation,” said Keith Krueger, CoSN CEO. “CoSN is proud to be the facilitator around this powerful cadre of school districts who have committed to sharing their best practices and working together to find better answers. This is the role of a 21st century professional association and makes the vision of the National Education Technology Plan a reality.”
Teaming for Transformation II participants will collaborate through an online community focused on digital conversion; a site visit to Katy Independent School District (Katy, TX) to learn about the district’s vision and expectations for student-centered learning; and face-to-face meetings at CoSN 2013, among other educational development activities. This unique hybrid professional learning opportunity will serve to build and advance excellence in teaching and learning with digital resources and tools, as well as help to create and strengthen a digital learning environment supporting student academic success.
Participating districts have indicated their goals through the nine-month hybrid professional learning opportunity, which include:
“Gain an understanding of the changes needed as an organization moves to a student-centric technology rich learning environment”;
“Plan to maximize collaboration, research, data and PD to create a student-centered environment”;
“Further the development of our practice implementing technology as a tool for learning”; and
“[Seek] partners who will assist us to evaluate our approach, will push our learning, and are committed to the use of technology as an accelerator of instruction and learning opportunities for students.”
Teaming for Transformation II districts are:
Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville, VA
Batavia USD 101, Batavia, IL
Bay District Schools, Panama City, FL
Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR
Big Spring School District, Newville, PA
Blue Valley School District, Overland Park, KS
Calcasieu Parish Public Schools, Lake Charles, LA
Clear Creek ISD, League City, TX
District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC
Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA
Forest Grove School District, Forest Grove, OR
Holliston Public Schools, Holliston, MA
Lakeview Area Public Schools, Lakeville, MN
Lincoln County Department of Education, Fayetteville, TN
McAlester Public Schools, McAlester, OK
Mooresville Graded School District, Mooresville, NC
MSD of Wayne Township, Indianapolis, IN
Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, CA
Spring Lake Park Schools, Spring Lake Park, MN
State College Area School District, State College, PA
Westfield Washington, Westfield, IN
Teaming for Transformation II is informed by CoSN’s Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent initiative, as work CoSN has done around online communities of practice, and produced in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators, Katy Independent School District and Huntsville City Schools (Huntsville, AL).
To learn more about the network, please visit www.cosn.org/TeamingforTransformation.
About the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
CoSN is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. The mission of CoSN is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. Visit www.cosn.org or phone 866.267.8747 to find out more about CoSN’s Leadership Initiatives, annual conference and events, policy and advocacy, membership, and resources.