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Dan Domenech

Collaboration is a 21st-century skill school leaders are trying to instill in students. What kind of collaboration can superintendents engage in to help run their districts at optimal effectiveness?
Collaborating with peers is one of the best ways a superintendent can gain insight into their own position. At AASA, the School Superintendents Association, one of our core goals is to connect school leaders who are dealing with similar issues so they can discuss shared problems and potential solutions.

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Like most districts, increasing the graduation rate is a top priority in the School District of Palm Beach County. And with 187 schools and 183,000 students, the Florida district has a large challenge.

Digital literacy is certainly necessary for K12 students in order to succeed in school and beyond. However, instilling proficiency with technology can be challenging for students to learn and teaches to teach. Tools such as’s easy-to-use instructional activities can aid teachers in ensuring their students are ready for the 21st century workforce.

Teachers need training, professional development, curriculum ideas, and avenues to brainstorm with peers—all at the right time to make an impact in their classroom. This DA Web seminar, originally presented on May 16, 2012, demonstrated how schools are using Blackboard Collaborate to set up synchronous PD sessions where teachers can learn and connect throughout the school year, without having to leave the classroom. The event featured case studies from Georgia’s Cobb County School District and the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School.

When it comes to competing for jobs or gaining admittance to colleges, students can boost their chances of success by earning technical certifications.


K12 education is experiencing significant change. With it, the role of the school administrators has changed as well.


A District Administration Web Seminar Digest — Originally Presented March 22, 2011


In today's cost-conscious environment, school districts are increasingly seeking innovative solutions for their professional development needs. Looking to expand teacher training without paying more for substitutes, travel and consultants, administrators are turning to online professional development.