CoSN to Build Exclusive “Teaming for Transformation” Network of Educators Leading Digital Conversion to Improve Student Learning

Accepting Applications Until Monday, April 30
Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Washington, DC (April 3, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN is inviting educational leaders from across the country to join its Teaming for Transformation: Leading Digital Conversion for Student Learning. An exclusive network of districts, teams of education system leaders will work together to improve student-centered learning in classrooms across the United States. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2012.

“Kids today are using digital-based tools every day to communicate and connect with the world around them,” said Ann Ware, Project Director for CoSN. “It’s essential for schools to not only recognize this unprecedented shift, but also begin to make digital learning support and enable evidence-based pedagogical practices at the core of teaching and learning. The more we harness today’s advancing, highly interactive technology, the more our classrooms will become a truly transformative and results-oriented environment.”

Beginning in May 2012 through CoSN’s Annual Conference in March 2013, Teaming for Transformation school district teams will have the following professional learning opportunities:

  • A private space for participating team members on epic-ed – an online community focused on digital conversion;
  • Membership in an online community of practice for district leadership teams focused on infusing digital resources and tools into the classroom; and
  • A two-day site visit to Mooresville Graded School District (NC) on October 1-2, 2012 – one of the premier districts leading this effort.

Through these unique opportunities, Teaming for Transformation will help lead a digital conversion for student learning in districts, build and advance excellence in instruction with digital resources and tools, and help to create and support a digital learning environment that reaches all students and teachers.

“This is not about the technology. It’s not about the box. It’s about changing the culture of instruction – preparing students for their future, not our past,” said Mooresville Graded School District Superintendent Mark Edwards in a February 2012 New York Times article that profiled the district’s digital success.

This initiative is informed by CoSN’s Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent initiative and produced in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators, Mooresville Graded School District, epic-ed and the Friday Institute at North Carolina State University.

To submit an application, click here.

To learn more about the network, please visit www.cosn.org/TeamingforTransformation/tabid/12469/Default.aspx.

 

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.

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