CoSN Releases Driving K-12 Innovation Reports
CoSN, the national association of school district technology leaders, recently released two reports, Driving K-12 Innovation: 2021 Hurdles + Accelerators and Driving K-12 Innovation: 2021 Tech Enablers. The Driving K-12 Innovation reports capture the top nine topics (challenges, mega-trends, and tools), according to an advisory board of approximately 100 school leaders, technologists, educators, and changemakers. AACTE was proud to serve on the advisory board that supported the development of the report for the second year in a row.
Through the Driving K-12 Innovation series, CoSN continues its commitment to sharing high-quality trend reports that support the use of emerging technology in K-12 education to transform learning. In this initiative, a global advisory board of K-12 leaders, practitioners, and changemakers engages in discourse about the major themes driving, hindering, and enabling teaching and learning innovation at schools. Their work is divided into three steps: an initial survey to select the topics for discussion; discussion; and a concluding survey to capture the final thoughts from advisory board members and discern the top topics to feature in each publication. (Learn more at cosn.org/k12innovation.)
2021 Survey Results
Top 3 most important Hurdles for schools to address in 2021 in order to pave the way for teaching and learning innovation and extraordinary student outcomes:
- Digital Equity
- Scaling and Sustaining Innovation
- Evolution of Teaching and Learning
Top 3 most important Accelerators for schools to address in 2021 in order to pave the way for teaching and learning innovation and extraordinary student outcomes:
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Learner Autonomy
Top 3 most important Tech Enablers for schools leverage in 2021 in order to surmount Hurdles and embrace Accelerator:
- Digital Collaboration Environments (including Synchronous Communication Tools)
- Untethered Broadband and Connectivity
- Blended Learning Tools
Laura Geringer is Driving K-12 Innovation project director and Jacqueline Rodriguez is AACTE’s vice president, Research, Policy and Advocacy.