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SACS, East Noble picked for digital conversion team

Statement as issued Monday by the Consortium for School Networking:

Washington, DC (July 9, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today announced the 19 K-12 school districts selected to join its Teaming for Transformation: Leading Digital Conversion for Student Learning.

Beginning now through CoSN’s 18th Annual Conference in March 2013, this network of districts will collaborate to improve student-centered learning in classrooms nationwide. Teaming for Transformation is made possible with support from Follett Library Resources, Pearson and Discovery Education.

“Education has reached a point in time when now, more than ever, school systems need to leverage experiences and expertise from other leading school districts to advance student-centered learning in a digitally-rich environment,” said Keith Kruger, CEO of CoSN. “The ‘Teaming for Transformation’ participants, all of which represent a diverse pool of districts, reflect their leadership and commitment to a culture of instruction for today’s learners and access to rich digital resources where a student has continuous access to electronic resources.”

The 19 districts selected to participate in the network are:

  • Barrington Community Unit School District 220 (Barrington, IL)
  • Bennington-Rutland Supervisory Union (Sunderland, VT)
  • Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District (University Heights, OH)
  • East Noble School Corporation (Kendallville, IN)
  • Escambia County School District (Pensacola, FL)
  • Geneva Community Unit School District 304 (Geneva, IL)
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools (Suwanee, GA)
  • Irving Independent School District (Irving, TX)
  • Lake Zurich Community Unit School District 95 (Lake Zurich, IL)
  • Lewisville Independent School District (Lewisville, TX)
  • MSD Southwest Allen County (Fort Wayne, IN)
  • Merced River School District (Winton, CA)
  • Mountain Brook Schools (Mountain Brook, AL)
  • Passaic City (Passaic, NJ)
  • Plainfield Community School Corporation (Plainfield, IN)
  • Richland School District Two (Columbia, SC)
  • Salem City Schools (Salem, VA)
  • Talladega County Schools (Talladega, AL)
  • West Feliciana (St. Francisville, LA)
Teaming for Transformation participants will work together through epic-ed, an online community focused on digital conversion; a site visit to Mooresville Graded School District (Mooresville, NC) to learn about the district’s proven vision and expectations for student-centered learning; and face-to-face meetings at CoSN 2013; among other educational development activities. These unique opportunities will build and advance excellence in instruction with digital resources and tools as well as help to create and support a digital learning environment that reaches all students and teachers.

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 learn more about the network, please visit www.cosn.org/TeamingforTransformation.

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