21st Century Skills


NSBA has been saluting TLN districts since 1992 and many remain at the forefront of innovation.

Teach children to be pirates, futurist says

When TV meteorologists forecast the weather, they primarily look to the future by minutes, hours, or days. When David Zach, one of the world’s few professionally trained futurists, talks about looking ahead, he challenges listeners to focus yesterday’s connection to tomorrow.

Bringing girls to STEM

When high school students are asked about their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, about a third of the boys say they are very interested. Only one in five of the girls say the same thing.

This data has not changed since 2003, said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. Her group has been polling and collecting data on students and technology for decades.

NSBA Names "20 to Watch" Education Technology Leaders

Alexandria, Va. (March 7, 2014) – The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) announces its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2013-2014. These distinctive education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations. 

NSBA Announces 2014 Education Technology Innovation Showcase

Alexandria, Va.  (March 13, 2014) – The National School Boards Association (NSBA) announced today the six companies selected for its annual Technology Innovation Showcase. “The Technology Innovation Showcase was created to highlight emerging companies that are using new technologies for products or services in K-12 education in ways that were virtually impossible to deliver otherwise,” said Thomas J. Gentzel, NSBA’s Executive Director. “The 2014 companies serve as a reminder to always look for new approaches to old challenges.”

20 to Watch

NSBA’s Technology Learning Network’s (TLN) “20 to Watch” program identifies emerging education technology leaders who have the potential to impact the field for the next 20 years.

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