The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released the second monograph from its 2011 Compendium, titled "The Big Shift: Curriculum and Technology Leaders Advancing Digital Learning." The monograph provides districts with strategies on how to strengthen the collaboration between K-12 curriculum and technology leaders in the use of digital learning resources and technology infrastructure.
Barriers preventing strategic collaboration between K-12 curriculum and technology leaders range from the fast day-to-day pace at which district leaders work to a lack of district vision centralizing each department's work on student success, among others. The monograph notes that curriculum and technology leaders can develop common ground and build more cohesive, engaging and effective educational environments that leverage digital technologies through such approaches as:
--"Flipping the classroom," for example, through digital video lessons, peer learning and guided practice;
--Developing a collaborative connection between learning management systems and Common Core State Standards;
--Representing information in graphic and nonlinguistic ways; and
--Leveraging social media and other collaborative Web 2.0 platforms.
The monograph also provides additional recommended reading for curriculum and technology leaders.
The monograph is only available to current CoSN members as a PDF download in MyCoSN.
To read the executive summary, please click here.
For more information about the 2011 CoSN Compendium, visit www.cosn.org/Resources/CoSNCompendium/2011/tabid/8852/Default.aspx.
Source: The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), www.cosn.org