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8 ways school leaders can support the digital transition

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
September 30th, 2014

As schools make the shift to digital learning, how are school leaders supporting progress?

digital-transitionAdministrators at the local, district, and state levels are essential to leading and supporting the digital transition in schools across the nation, and at a Sept. 29 summit, a panel of education leaders outlined a number of key ways that leadership can support and sustain a digital transition.

More than 100 educators, policymakers, and stakeholders convened for the Empowering Educators to Enhance Student Learning in the Digital Era, in Washington, D.C., which featured sessions focusing on preparing teachers for digital learning environments, professional development opportunities, and supporting the digital transition from all sides.

Moderated by Jeff Mao, senior director of Common Sense Media’s Learning Solutions Program, the panel featured Mark Edwards, superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District in North Carolina; Rosanne Javorsky, assistant executive director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit in Homestead, Pa.; Joshua P. Starr, superintendent of schools in Maryland’s Montgomery County Public Schools; and Johnny L. Veselka, executive director of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA).

(Next page: Recommendations to help leaders support the digital transition)