Digital Convergence in J.O. Combs Unified School District

J.O. Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley, Arizona, has been selected as the NCDC2020 National Showcase District.

J.O. Combs Unified School District in San Tan Valley, Arizona, has been selected as the NCDC2020 National Showcase District.

The JO Combs Digital Convergence Steering Committee is comprised of district and school based leadership.  Together, they have personalized Digital Convergence, branded #Forward,  to meet the needs of their growing community of stakeholders.  All teachers in JO Combs Unified began their professional learning journey in May of 2018 by growing their awareness and understanding of Nurturing Combs classrooms to sustain a learning environment that encourages students to change, grow, and improve through taking risks in learning.  This professional learning goal is aligned to the first component of their Instructional Model - Nurturing Culture.  The focus on creating a learner centered culture, procedures to support this culture, and the adaptation of their physical learning environments to support this vision set the stage for classroom practice to be impacted, teachers were ready and prepared with the knowledge necessary to make changes.  Now, teachers are focusing on turning that awareness into practice by implementing these concepts into classroom practice.

Principals, coaches, and teachers prepare to unpack standards with students

Principals, coaches, and teachers prepare to unpack standards with students

Developing “I can” statements starts with determining what students are able to do at the level of the standard.  

Developing “I can” statements starts with determining what students are able to do at the level of the standard.  

The district’s innovative approach to Professional Learning to create a workforce proficient in the modern learning environment, and their formative approach to the Digital Convergence methodology is indeed #Forward thinking.

J.O. Combs administration, teaching staff, and students invite you to then for the pre-conference visit to J.O. Combs Unified the day before the 2020 National Conference on Digital Convergence held in Phoenix, Arizona on February 3, 2020.