Innovation in Action!

Visit classrooms, meet district leaders, ask questions, and see first-hand how new and innovative practices transform the learning experience. You’ll return with new ideas and a fresh perspective on technology’s role in your district!

Fayetteville Public Schools, Fayetteville, AR, March 14-16
Serving 8,400 students, the Fayetteville School District is addressing the gap between how students are educated and the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the future. Their vision of a 21st century learning system has been guided by the work of Harvard’s Dr. Tony Wagner and the creation of small learning communities in their new high school.

Eastern Townships School Board, Magog, Quebec, Canada, March 28-30
Located 70 miles east of Montreal and 50 miles north of Burlington, VT, Eastern Townships School Board serves 6,500 students covering the entire socio-economic spectrum. The district’s well established 1:1 learning program has contributed to improved student achievement and a decrease in dropouts. The socio-constructivist approach across the curriculum, with an emphasis on project-based learning, creates a very different educational environment.

Avoca School District #37, Wilmette, IL, April 7-9
Located in the prestigious “North Shore” suburbs of Chicago, Avoca serves 700 students in one of the most diverse districts in the Chicago area. With a strong commitment by district leaders to embrace a continuous improvement model, the mission of educational technology in Avoca is “to improve and transform the way we teach and learn.”

Jeffco Public Schools, Golden, CO, May 5-7
Located adjacent to the Rocky Mountains, Jefferson County Public Schools is the largest school district in Colorado with more than 84,000 students. Under the leadership of a strong Division of Instruction and Information Technology, the district has restructured its libraries to support a digitally rich environment to meet the 21st century learning needs of all students.

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About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.