Raleigh, NC- December 4, 2012—Epiced.org, a US Department of Education supported online community of practice, launched its School/District Locator today. This visual database tool creates networking opportunities for schools and districts engaged in digital learning transitions.
“Districts now, more than ever, need to openly share ideas, information and resources to help identify and learn from other innovative schools and school leaders,” said Keith Krueger, CEO ofthe Consortium for School Networking. “The School/District Locator tool is a valuable addition to Epic-ed that will link educators across the country. This resource enables districts to implement effective strategic plans that ease the digital transition and maximize the benefits of technology-enabled learning environments.”
Innovative schools and districts are invited to use Google Maps pinning technology to place themselves on the School/District Locator. Each school and district map pin links to a profile display, highlighting the nature of the technology-enabled learning initiative (Bring Your Own Device/Bring Your Own Technology (BYOD/BYOT), Classroom or Grade Level Implementation, Learning Management System (LMS) supported, etc.) and other key information including goals, success metrics and challenges.
The end goal for this initiative is a comprehensive, national database of schools in different stages of digital resource deployment and development. To enter your school, visit https://www.epiced.org/epic-schools
Epic-ed is a national online community of practice that provides a dynamic environment for educators to collaborate, share their expertise, and have access to resources to strengthen their ability to plan, implement and sustain technology-enabled learning initiatives: www.epiced.org. It is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Education, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University and the Consortium for School Networking.