We hope to see you at the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) coming up next week, or the Digital Learning Annual Conference (DLAC) at the end of the month! Several of our partners and school districts will be presenting at these conferences and sharing their fresh thinking and approaches that could invigorate your district. If you are not able to attend, but would like to learn about their presentations, we would be happy to share more information.
These conferences cover important discussions on how digital tools and resources aren't silver bullets that magically transform education. However, online learning and the use of technology does have the potential to increase student opportunities and improve student outcomes when technology is thoughtfully implemented.
A few of the key topics you won’t want to miss:
- CTE: Expanding Digital Options and Creating Pathways for Success to Support All Students
More and more districts across the county are recognizing the value of career and technical education and are implementing rigorous programs aligned with career pathways and post-secondary ed. Research finds that students who concentrate in CTE are more likely to go to college than students who do not, and a quality CTE program can reduce the dropout rate by six percent. Join three district leaders for a discussion on the benefits of a rigorous digital CTE program to maximize academic outcomes.
- Reading, Writing and Arithmetic: Is Technology the 4th R?
Fewer than half of the nation’s K-12 public school districts offer technology courses, yet technology has become ubiquitous in the lives of today’s students. It is as essential as reading, writing, and arithmetic to prepare students for the future. Technology proficiency builds programming, coding, critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills, but finding relevant curriculum and educators with the right skillsets can be a major challenge. Three ed tech experts weigh in on the topic.
- Prevent Failure: Effectively Using Digital Learning to Prepare Middle Students for Success in High School
College and career readiness begins in middle school. Student performance in 9th grade is a strong indicator of whether or not students will graduate. The good news is that many districts are helping students successfully navigate this critical transition. Join three district leaders for a candid discussion about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to strategies for supporting struggling middle school students to get them back on track and prepared for the transition to high school.
We would love to hear if these topics are important to you. If not, we want to understand the challenges you are facing and how digital curriculum is or is not supporting your needs. We are always looking for districts who are interested in speaking at upcoming conferences. Reach out to me today if you’d be interested in joining us at a future event. We look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully, seeing you at AASA or DLAC!