School Leaders from Across the Nation to Convene in CA for AASA’s Digital Consortium


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National Gathering to Help Shape Educational Technology Policies and Programs 


Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 6, 2016 – Superintendents from across the nation championing the creation of modern, digital learning environments are gathering in Napa, Calif., Oct. 6-8, 2016, as part of AASA’s Digital Consortium. 

During the three-day meeting, participants will engage in meaningful dialogue with their peers highlighting emerging and successful models of combining digital content and professional development to improve student achievement. This event is sponsored by Discovery Education and the Horace Mann Educators Corporation.

“The impact of the digital revolution is being felt in schools across the country and I am proud of the AASA members who are paving the way for engaging digital classrooms in their respective school districts,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “Throughout the year, our Digital Consortium has provided new strategies to develop transformative digital content to enhance student academic outcomes. We thank Discovery Education and Horace Mann Educators for supporting this initiative.”

Established in 2014, AASA’s Digital Consortium was created to support school leaders in the areas of innovation, creativity and technology.

“AASA’s Digital Consortium convenes a cohort of innovative superintendents to discuss the most effective strategies and best practices for creating the dynamic digital learning environments today’s students demand and deserve,” said Bill Goodwyn, president and CEO of Discovery Education. “We are pleased to help highlight the tremendous work of these school leaders and look forward to continuing to support this important endeavor.”

“As schools make the transformation to digital learning, nothing is more important than sharing best tools and practices,” said Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools. “I am proud that Napa County Schools is serving as the host site for the fall meeting of AASA’s Digital Consortium. I am looking forward to three days of sharing ideas about proven models of effective e-learning with school district leaders of education technology.” 

For more information or to find out how to participate in the Digital Consortium, visit the AASA website or contact Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director, at   


About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit