Tech speaker: Move from status quo

We live in an era in which the learning that students do outside of school looks very different from the learning they do inside of school. And that’s a problem that school boards must confront, according to Will Richardson, speaker at the Education Technology Leadership luncheon Sunday at NSBA’s annual conference in San Antonio.

“The status quo is not going to serve our kids moving forward,” said Richardson, co-founder of an innovation website called


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

Use technology to spark creativity

One of the slides technology guru Steve Dembo presented during the Education Technology Luncheon on Sunday at NSBA’s Annual Conference in Denver showed school board candidacy lawn signs.

His observation: These are probably the last direct communication that the community ever gets from the school board members.

The next slide featured Lin-Manuel Miranda from the Broadway hit “Hamilton.” Out of his mouth was a word balloon: “Who tells your story?”


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