AASA’s Digital Consortium to Convene in Seattle


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Consortium to Highlight Successful Models of Digital Learning; Meeting Serving as National Leader in Shaping Educational Technology Policies and Programs

Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 13, 2017 – Superintendents and other school district leaders who are championing digital learning environments in our nation’s public schools are gathering in Seattle, Oct. 15-17, 2017, as part of AASA’s Digital Consortium.

During the three-day meeting, participants leading digital transitions in their respective school districts will engage in meaningful dialogue with their peers, highlighting successful models of digital content and professional development to improve student achievement. This event is hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association and McGraw Hill Education.

“AASA members who are part of our Consortium are key ambassadors for leading the digital revolution in America’s public schools,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “These meetings provide a platform to connect superintendents and other school district administrators to share best practices, concepts and strategies to advance academic outcomes for the benefit of the students they serve. We thank McGraw Hill Education for supporting this initiative.”

“I am so proud that AASA’s Digital Consortium is coming to the state of Washington as our school administrators scale up the culture of digital media,” said Bill Keim, executive director, Washington Association of School Administrators. “The Digital Consortium serves as the leading voice for digital innovation in our nation’s public schools. This meeting will undoubtedly highlight innovative digital transitions going on in our school buildings.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to share our work with the AASA Digital Consortium,” said Susan Enfield, superintendent, Highline Public Schools, Burien, Wash. “This Consortium gives leaders from across the nation the chance to share innovative practices and learn from one another.”

Illinois Superintendents Mike Lubelfeld (Deerfield Public School District 109) and Nick Polyak (Leyden High School District 212), who are co-directors of the Consortium, will provide opening remarks to kick off the meeting, Sunday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. at the Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center. Lubelfeld and Polyak co-host #SuptChat, a monthly discussion on Twitter about the most critical issues in educational leadership.

Established in 2014, the Consortium was created to provide school district leaders the opportunity to work together as critical friends to learn, take action and gain insight into emerging and successful models of best practices using digital media in support of engaging and effective learning experiences.

Membership in the Consortium enriches the collective leadership experiences of participating superintendents through the review and careful analysis of evidence-informed practices. 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 msherman@aasa.org.

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 www.aasa.org.