After years as a stand-alone program, TLN is now part of NSBA’s National Connection program. The TLN team continues to coordinate NSBA’s technology recognition programs and external work with technology innovation in support of teaching & learning, district operations, parental engagement, and community outreach.

Who Participates?

Trailblazers, visionaries and dedicated district leaders who look to one another to understand how technology innovations can help them navigate some of today’s most challenging issues. Superintendents and the district technology directors, or Chief Technology Officers (CTO’s), from each of the National Connection districts are the core of today’s TLN.

Whether your district is on the cutting edge or just beginning to explore how technology resources can support your work, you'll find other leaders on the innovation journey.

Education Technology Site Visits

Learn how district policies & practices address digital equity, support a positive, technology-rich learning environment for all students, increase administrative efficiency, and build bridges with local industry.

District Innovation Survey

This annual survey highlights the role of school board members to enable district innovation in their work as a board and through the district staff. It identifies digital trends in K-12 education by celebrating note-worthy approaches and serves as a benchmarking tool for TLN participants.

20 to Watch

The "20 to Watch" program, established in 2006, identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years.

Technology Innovation Showcase

Become one of six companies selected to showcase an emerging technology product at the NSBA annual conference that positively impacts one of four key areas of the K-12 enterprise: teaching and learning; administrative operations; parental outreach; or community engagement.

To learn more email us at or 703-838-6722.