In CoSN’s Driving K-12 Innovation initiative, a global advisory board of more than 100 K-12 leaders, practitioners, and changemakers engages in discourse about the major themes driving, hindering, and enabling teaching and learning innovation at schools. February has been a big month for the project because we released our two Driving K-12 Innovation reports: Hurdles + Accelerators and Tech Enablers (get your free copy in the CoSN store now!), in conjunction with our Hurdles + Accelerators Summit on Wednesday, February 2 and our Tech Enablers Summit on Wednesday, February 16.

Our 2022 Summits aimed to provide a space for educators, technology leaders, and innovators to connect and feel heard – a place to celebrate the incredible work we are doing to sustain learning and support students and each other, and re-energize with practical ideas they could take back to their school systems. 

That’s why participants for both Summits were transported to the newsroom of Driving Innovation Weekly, a fictional CoSN magazine. After a brief overview of this year’s Top Topics, attendees joined a breakout room with a designated “reporter” (facilitator) who listened to educators’ stories to draft an “article” for their topic. 

After breakout sessions, we gathered virtually in the main newsroom to share-out this year’s captivating stories. Graphic facilitator Karina Branson captured the essence of all the conversations to create two magazine covers, one summarizing top discussions from each Summit. Finally, we celebrated the hard work of our global Driving K-12 Innovation Advisory Board with the release of the 2022 publications.

Read on to learn more!

Driving K-12 Innovation: Hurdles & Accelerators

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Check out the Hurdles + Accelerators stories shared in the newsroom during our Summit on Wednesday, February 2. Watch the full recording!

Special thanks to all of our Hurdles + Accelerators “reporters” (by Top Topics):


Scaling Innovation & Inertia of Education Systems

Attracting & Retaining Educators and IT Professionals

  • Jackson Vega, American School of Lima – Colegio F.D. Roosevelt (Peru)

Digital Equity



Building the Human Capacity of Leaders

Social & Emotional Learning

Driving K-12 Innovation: Hurdles + Accelerators 2022 report cover featuring diverse students working together on the computer in a classroom.

Free Download:  Driving K-12 Innovation: 2022 Hurdles & Accelerators (Currently available in English or Chinese)

Driving K-12 Innovation: Tech Enablers

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Alt Text: Fictional Driving Innovation magazine cover featuring stories captured in the 2022 Driving K-12 Innovation Summit: Tech Enablers – graphic facilitation by Karina Branson.

We were thrilled to welcome educators, technologists, IT professionals from around the globe back to the newsroom on Wednesday, February 16, for the 2022 Driving K-12 Innovation Summit: Tech Enablers. Watch the full recording from the Summit!

CoSN is grateful for all of our Tech Enablers “reporters” (by Top Topics):

Digital Collaboration Environments 

  • Jerri Kemble, ClassLink (U.S.)
  • Laura Motta, Rural Areas Godparents Project of Uruguay (Uruguay)

Untethered Broadband & Connectivity

Analytics & Adaptive Technologies 

Driving K-12 Innovation: Tech Enablers 2022 report cover featuring diverse students happily learning in a classroom.

Free Download:  Driving K-12 Innovation: 2022 Tech Enablers (Currently available in English or Chinese)

Visit the Driving K-12 Innovation project webpage to download this year’s reports and to find out more about the initiative.

CoSN would like to thank everyone who helped make these publications and Summits possible, including our Sponsors; Supporting Organizations; Advisory Board; Laura Geringer, Project Director; Stephanie King, Writer and Communications Manager; Karina Branson, Graphic Facilitator; and design/layout teams UP Creative and Studio WAC.