Accelerators Survey Results

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CoSN is pleased to release the second of three publications in the Driving K-12 Innovation series on Accelerators. Accelerators are what advance teaching and learning innovation. 

Key Findings

CoSN is grateful to the following sponsors for their support:  Amazon Web Services, ClassLink, Dell EMC, ENA, Google for Education and Kajeet.


The Chinese translation of the Driving K-12 Innovation series is courtesy of Beijing Open University 



Building the Human Capacity of Leaders
When leaders take actions to strengthen the professional community of their schools, providing and incentivizing opportunities for teachers to learn and master new skills, it opens the door to the innovative practices and approaches that can further student engagement.


Design Thinking
Design thinking is a strategy for creatively exploring and ultimately formulating solutions to challenges.


As the consumer sector has exploded with new ways to customize user experiences and products, schools are finding ways to provide learning support at the individual level.


Data-Driven Practices
With more engagement, performance, and other kinds of data being collected, schools are leveraging that data to make decisions about curriculum, hiring, technology investments, and more. 

Learners as Creators
The idea that students don’t have to wait to graduate to change the world is motivating schools to embrace real-world learning experiences that promote student-generated ideas and solutions.