Marion Central School District recently joined League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking school districts organized by Digital Promise.
Digital Promise is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate innovation in education, and improve the opportunity to learn for all through technology and research.
Marion CSD was selected from a national pool of applicants based on its leadership, evidence of results, vision for learning and commitment to collaboration.
“Marion’s acceptance into the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools is certainly a great honor,” Superintendent Don Bavis said. “It both acknowledges the great accomplishments our dedicated faculty and staff have made in preparing our students for the 21st century, and provides us tremendous opportunities to collaborate and learn with many of the most innovative schools districts and organizations in the country.”
The League of Innovative Schools accepts new members through an open application process once per year. Launched in 2011, the League includes 93 school districts in 33 states. Visit bit.ly/2x8PJ9Y for a list of members.
“The League of Innovative Schools works to improve outcomes for students, and solve the challenges facing K-12 schools through powerful and smart use of learning technologies and research,” said Kim Smith, executive director. “We’re excited to welcome our new League members, and further amplify the collective voice of the League to advance positive change in public education.”
League members are represented by their superintendent, who commits to attend biannual League meetings featuring classroom visits, collaborative problem solving and relationship building with peers and partners; participate in League challenge collaboratives on a broad range of topics relevant to the changing needs of school districts; support Digital Promise research, and provide feedback so it translates easily into classroom experiences and expands what it knows about teaching and learning; engage with entrepreneurs to advance edtech product development in the latest learning science and meets district needs; and participate in the League’s professional learning community by connecting with other members online, in person and at each other’s school districts.
In addition to superintendents’ participation, there are opportunities for other school administrators, principals and teachers to participate in League and Digital Promise initiatives.
The League will officially welcome new members at its fall 2017 meeting on Oct. 31 in San Francisco, held in held in partnership with the EdSurge Fusion conference.
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