Vision and Mission

Vision

We live in a world where digital technologies are transforming the workplace as well as impacting everyday activities.  Digital technologies are also changing the way people can learn – as they provide new ways to access and exchange information, create and disseminate new knowledge, communicate and collaborate.  These developments have enormous implications for K-12 schools, opening up new opportunities we should capitalize on to better prepare the next generations.

An increasing number of school districts in the region are beginning to leverage the power of digital technologies for instruction in interesting and complementary ways.  We believe there is a lot to be gained from learning from each other and collaborating – as it will help avoid common pitfalls, replicate what has worked and leverage resources

Mission

Support Western New York K-12 schools in leveraging digital technologies to enhance student learning and better prepare tomorrow’s workforce.


Core Strategies

To support school districts interested in leveraging digital technologies, the K-12 Digital Consortium will:

  • Promote the sharing of information and lessons learned across districts
  • Provide information about professional learning opportunities and other support services
  • Facilitate access to valuable resources
  • Create networking opportunities to promote collaborations
  • Act as a catalyst to attract funding to support regional efforts
  • Support districts interested in getting started

Examples of How We’re Putting Our Mission Into Practice

K12digital.org Website

Our key vehicle to share stories and information with Consortium members. Includes updates on Consortium events and offerings, links to selected resources, shared stories, and more.

Kick-off Workshop

Half-day free workshop for district teams, providing an introduction to the Consortium’s vision and key initiatives, as well as a first opportunity for networking and sharing.

Noyce Grant

A $3M grant from the National Science Foundation will support the preparation of 20 teacher leaders across six Consortium members – generating leadership capacity as well as insights we will all benefit from.