Kevin Case, superintendent of the USD No. 448—Inman Schools, has been selected to participate in the first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit to be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the White House.
Case was chosen by the U.S. Department of Education as one of 100 top school leaders from across America to be recognized for his leadership in helping transition his district to digital learning.
This unique conference will bring together officials from throughout America to share with one another and the Education Department promising approaches to using technology in classes.
The event builds on the momentum of the ConnectED Initiative, a plan President Obama announced in 2013, to connect 99% of students to high speed internet and empower teachers with the technology they need to transform teaching and learning.
“School districts across the country are helping teachers harness the power of technology to create personal learning environments for all students,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “We want to make sure every child – whether he or she is in the inner-city, in a rural community or on a Native American reservation – has access to knowledge and the chance to learn 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Under the leadership of Case, USD No. 448—Inman Schools was one of the first schools in Kansas to implement a 1:1 iPad initiative. Inman Schools is committed to providing students and staff with a variety of learning tools that allow them to expand their learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom through the presence of 1:1 technology.
The White House summit will be followed by a series of 12-15 regional summits that will focus on the digital progress made possible by local school districts. The events will also include the unveiling of digital tools that facilitate incorporation of technology into short-term and long-range education planning.