DIGITAL CONVERGENCE National EXEMPLAR DISTRICT
Elizabeth Forward School District, PA
Elizabeth Forward School District has been named a National Exemplar District in Digital Convergence, a designation awarded to school districts and educational organizations who reach Stage 3 or above in the Digital Convergence Framework – a research-based methodology to personalize learning at scale.
Elizabeth Forward is a six-school public school district covering the Borough of Elizabeth and the townships of Elizabeth and Forward Townships in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Through their work in Digital Convergence, the district has created the EF Ignite movement to instructionally transform all learning environments to meet the intellectual needs of students in the Conceptual Age through the following:
Engaging community stakeholders in the future of learning
Revising design principles of instruction to focus on personalized learning and rigor
Delivering professional learning to educators and administrators that reflects a unified vision for modern learning
Elizabeth Forward has reimagined teacher professional learning in the Conceptual Age to equip their educators with the strategy and tools they need to successfully deliver modern, personalized learning experiences to their students. The district has successfully implemented a teacher professional learning plan that uses teacher collaboration to develop new content, and peer coaching to ensure success through shared responsibility and support.