At the district level, Digital Convergence is the successful intersection of five core Drivers of the education system—Leadership, Instructional Models, Modern Curriculum, Digital Ecosystem, and Professional Learning. The Digital Convergence Framework provides a roadmap for districts to redesign existing infrastructure and resources to support and execute their vision for the modern learning environment.


How does Digital Convergence provide value?

Digital Convergence prevents solutions from becoming obsolete or fragmented for failing to integrate with any one part of the education system. Beginning with Leadership, districts progress through 7 Stages across the 5 Drivers of the Digital Convergence Framework to implement modern learning environments at scale. This progression optimized existing infrastructure to create the conditions for scaling change, after which results begin to manifest in the classroom and refine over time as teachers become proficient in the instructional model. 

Progress through the 7 Stages of Digital Convergence.

Stages 1 - 3

The first three Stages are all about a cultural shift toward a bold vision for the modern learning environment. Existing infrastructure is optimized, creating the optimal conditions for implementing modern learning across the organization.

Stages 4 - 7


Changes manifest in the classroom and refine over time as teachers become proficient in the Instructional Model.

Reach Stage 3 in 12-18 Months

The average school district scores a 1.2 for Overall Stage in the Digital Convergence Framework. Advance past the national average and keep pace with some of the country's most innovative school districts. Once your district starts to work through the Digital Convergence Framework in partnership with Modern Teacher, you can expect to reach Stage 3 in 12-18 months. At this Stage, your existing infrastructure will be optimized, creating the conditions for implementing personalized learning at scale. From here, your district will be ready to start implementing changes at the classroom level.

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Meet Dr. Ann M. Chavez

Prior to my current work as Co-Founder & Chief Academic Officer of Modern Teacher, I spent 24 years working across all levels of public school service: as a teacher, as a principal, and as a district leader, most recently serving as Deputy of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Chicago Public Schools. 

I believe that we find the path to results by providing focused support for teachers and empowering principals as instructional leaders. I aim to focus on the individual needs of districts and school sites to build the leadership capacity within and empower them to make strategic decisions that directly affect student learning outcomes. 

I love connecting with like-minded leaders engaged in the work of transformation, and I would love to learn more about your district's current initiatives, goals, and next steps. Use the option below to schedule a call at a time that works best for you, or contact me directly at