Facilitated by the American Association of School Administrators and The School Superintendents Association, the meeting was attended by school administrators from across the country.
Established in 2014 by AASA, the consortium was created to provide school district leaders the opportunity to work together as colleagues to learn, take action and gain insight into successful models of best practices using digital media in support of engaging learning experiences.
During the three-day event, superintendents currently leading digital transitions discussed successful models of combining digital content and professional development to improve student achievement.
Highline Public Schools served as the host school district thus allowing participants to visit Reinbeck Aviation High School, Chinook Middle School and Midway Elementary School, all in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The excursion included a tour of the local Boeing Company, the world's largest aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners as well as defense, space and security systems.
"During our visit to Aviation High School, we saw college and career readiness in action, which is such a critical issue in education today," Pollack says. "With a 747 jet plane parked just outside the school, aviation students have a firsthand look at the aviation industry. This is just one example of how we can re-think what schools look like and what schools can be."
"Members who are part of our Consortium are key ambassadors for leading the digital revolution in America's public schools," said Daniel A. Domenici, executive director, AASA. "These meetings provide a platform to connect superintendents and other school district administrators to share best practices, concepts and strategies to advance academic outcomes for the benefit of the students they serve."