Four San Diego County superintendents will visit the White
House this month as part of an education summit focused on digital learning.
Duane Coleman of Oceanside Unified School District, John Collins of Poway Unified School District, Frankie Escobedo of Chula Vista Elementary School District, and Devin Vodicka of Vista Unified School District are among 100 school leaders picked by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the
first-ever National Connected Superintendents Summit Nov. 19 at the White
They will be recognized for their leadership in helping
transition their districts to digital learning. This unique conference will
bring together officials from throughout the nation to share promising
approaches to using technology in classes.
“This prestigious invite is an exceptional opportunity for our district to strengthen our efforts to enhance technology district-wide while promoting critical 21st-century learning skills,” Dr. Coleman said.
The White House summit will be followed by a series of regional
summits that will focus on the progress made by local school districts through digital
education and what is possible. The events will also include the unveiling of
digital tools that facilitate incorporation of technology into short-term and
long-range education planning.
“School districts across the country are helping teachers
harness the power of technology to create personal learning environments for
all students,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “We want to make sure every child – whether
he or she is in the inner city, in a rural community, or on a Native American
reservation – has access to knowledge and the chance to learn 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.”