Collaboration for Innovation: Advancing Excellence and Equity

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the Panasonic Foundation invite K-12 district teams to participate in Collaboration for Innovation: Advancing Excellence and Equity. This hybrid professional learning opportunity will support the collaboration of district and school efforts to ensure each student graduates from high school college- and career-ready. Participating leaders will join in a community with educational colleagues from across the United States to engage in facilitated cross-district learning, problem solving, and tool sharing.   

The Collaboration for Innovation network will connect district leadership teams (e.g. superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, curriculum, assessment and technology leaders) through a three-day face-to-face meeting and an online private professional learning community of practice (CoP). 

Collaboration for Innovation will concentrate on:

  • Scaling implementation of Common Core Standards/Assessments with effective professional learning communities and online communities of practice (CoP);
  • Strengthening central office focus in service of school and student success;
  • Increasing student engagement through digital transformation in the 21st century learning environment; and
  • Fostering parental and other stakeholder engagement using digital resources
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The collaboration will begin with a three-day face-to-face meeting (March 5 – 7, 2014) in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), NC and continue online through Google Communities. The site visit will focus on CMS' strategic work to use the Common Core State Standards as a lever for advancing equity and excellence and supporting personalized 21st century learning environments. C4I participants will get an inside look at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools through visits, CMS presentations, team-oriented sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities. The online CoP will continue the collaboration with activities including online discussions, related Google Hangouts, conference calls, and book studies.

The Panasonic Foundation partners with public school districts and their communities to break the links between race, poverty, and educational outcomes by improving the academic and social success of ALL STUDENTS: ALL MEANS ALL. For over two decades, CoSN has provided technology leaders with the management, community building, and advocacy tools in support of student and school success.