K-12 Education Technology Leaders to Focus on Innovation in Schools, Blended Learning & Equity as Part of AASA’s Digital Consortium Meeting in Charlotte

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Consortium Serving as National Leader in Shaping Educational Technology Policies and Programs

Alexandria, Va. – July 19, 2018 – Superintendents and other school administrators serving as champions of education technology are gathering in Charlotte, N.C., July 22-24, 2018, as part of AASA’s Digital Consortium. Created in 2014, the purpose of the consortium is to support school district administrators as they scale successful models of effective learning experiences using digital media to be a leading national voice for digital innovation in our nation’s public schools.

The meeting will be hosted by The School Superintendents Association, Fuel Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Participants who are leading successful digital transitions in their home districts will have ample opportunities to engage in meaningful dialogue with their peers about digital content and professional development to improve student achievement.

“The growth of AASA’s Digital Consortium is vitally important as superintendents work to change teaching and learning in our schools on behalf of our students,” said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director, AASA. “We are excited to hold our meeting at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where our members will be able to share best practices supporting digital, transformative learning environments.”   

“A digital learning conversion involves a pedagogical shift toward more personalized instruction, not just access to digital tools,” said Valerie Truesdale, associate superintendent for personalization and school partnerships, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. “We are excited about hosting AASA’s consortium. When like-minded leaders of public education share best practices and creative ideas for stretching learning for students and staff, positive results happen.” 

Earlier this year, superintendents visited the Mehlville School District in St. Louis, Mo., where they had a first-hand look at how students were carving out their futures using digital tools. (Watch a short video capturing highlights from the St. Louis meeting.)
 
To learn more about the program, visit the AASA Digital Consortium website, which includes AASA’s recently produced case studies featuring several members of the consortium. Superintendents and other school system leaders can also contact Mort Sherman, AASA associate executive director, leadership services, at msherman@aasa.org, or Debbie Magee, program manager, at Debbie.Magee@aasa.org.

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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.