Building Human Capacity for a School District’s Digital Leap
“Digital leaps” are happening in school districts nationwide, moving from small pockets of innovation to systemic transformation. These shifts are equipping classrooms and students with devices, high-speed connectivity, digital content, blended and virtual learning, maker spaces, and other emerging technologies. Yet, the greatest challenge we face around education technology is not technical or even technological.
Does your school system have the right team leading the right strategy to execute these highly effective, but visible and costly initiatives? CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), the national association of school district technology leaders, has thought long and hard about how we might address this challenge. It takes a total team effort. Equally important are the new roles of school district staff in charge of technology – commonly known as, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs).
This interactive discussion focused on state education leaders who have thought about this problem and created an environment that is receptive to a Digital Leap. Tune in to find out what these leaders are doing differently.
- Candice Dodson, Director of eLearning, Indiana Department of Education
- Derrel Fincher, Director of Learning Technologies, Oklahoma State Department of Education
- Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
- Kenneth Klau, Director, Office of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education