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Schools Turn to Each Other to Keep Up with EdTech

One of the best forms of learning can come from your peers. You can often envision things in ways that others might notand vice versa. Therefore, it is no surprise that schools are turning to each other for help when it comes to dissecting all of the K-12 EdTech on the market.

“For the past decade, New Tech Network has been building a network of predominantly public K-12 schools throughout the U.S. As the Network has grown (now nearly 200 schools in 29 states) member schools are now beginning to experience greater depth and frequency of learning together,” according to the Huffington Post.

“Our role as the national organization is twofold: act as a design partner for comprehensive school change (we don’t operate schools) and develop structures and practices to facilitate continuous improvement across the Network through collective learning.”

Lydia Dobyns, president and CEO of New Tech Network, penned the Huffington Post piece that calls for schools nationwide to come together and learn how to collaborate on tech solutions, classroom use, and more.

“We’re bullish on this practice of schools collaboratively learning together based on feedback from school leaders, teachers and district leaders,” according to Dobyns.

“We see this as a powerful way to accelerate transformation, share best practices, address common challenges while building a vibrant community of engaged educators.”

Dobyns believes that through cooperative learning, schools can create a culture that empowers, hone in on engaging teaching, narrowing technology down to tools that enable, and creating an outcome that supports the overall goal of educators nationwide.

“While we live in separate global hemispheres, technological advancements and common language around teaching practice and purpose can connect educators in powerful ways that benefit all of our students,” said Dobyns in closing.

Working as a collective team always makes the goal easier to achieve. It also increases the quality of the goal.  In this case, it’s educating the next generation.

Read the full story here.

Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor.

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