We’ve tweeted a great deal lately encouraging school staff to take our Digital Convergence Assessment, available without charge on the Modern Teacher website. The assessment allows individuals and groups to assess themselves against the Digital Convergence Framework that has guided districts nationwide!
Our blog has been increasing awareness of Digital Convergence, the successful intersection of five major categories of work through which scalable transitions to modern learning environments can successfully occur. These five categories, called Drivers, are Leadership, Instructional Models, Modern Curriculum, Digital Ecosystem, and Professional Learning. We truly believe Digital Convergence is the fundamental change needed in school systems if we are ever going to fully move forward and begin to experience the innovation and personalization society is expecting.
School districts throughout the nation are encountering an urgent need to transition to modern learning environments as a means of satisfying society’s ask of its public schools. Conversations related to the purchase of devices, digital resources, learning management systems and other single point solutions are often on the agendas of school administration and move digital learning forward. Without doubt, school systems have a great deal of work to do in this arena. The question is, where to begin? The answer, the Digital Convergence Assessment.
We want to help you get started. The results of the Digital Convergence Assessment will provide a starting point as it relates to Digital Convergence. Upon completion of the assessment, you will receive an overall score, or Digital Convergence Stage, accompanied by a detailed report outlining the actionable steps, or Success Indicators, your district needs to undertake. But there’s more. Taking the assessment with a handful of key stakeholders who represent key departments within school systems (Leadership, Curriculum, Instruction, Technology, Finance, Professional Learning) provides rich discussion on key questions that target each of the Drivers of Digital Convergence. The dialogue generated around the assessment encourages a new level of awareness as to why Digital Convergence is greatly needed to unify traditionally siloed components of the educational system.
The assessment is free and the start of a new school year is a perfect time to initiate planning and discussion about the transformation of learning! Take the Digital Convergence Assessment today or Contact Us with any questions.