2020 National Showcase DIstrict
J.O. Combs Unified School District
The National Council on Digital Convergence has named J.O. Combs Unified School District the 2020 Digital Convergence National Showcase District. This designation is given to one district each year whose work shown to be formative for the Digital Convergence methodology. As the National Showcase District, J.O. Combs will open its classrooms on Monday, February 3rd to over 250 educational leaders from across the United States united by attendance at the National Conference on Digital Convergence and two common goals: to deliver the experiences that students need to thrive, and to serve all students.
J.O. Combs Unified School District is a seven-school district serving San Tan Valley in Pinal County, Arizona. Through their work in Digital Convergence, the district has created the #Forward movement where students have the critical skills, knowledge, and understanding that will allow them to successfully participate in a changing global world. They are accomplishing this by a) developing a clear, effective, and efficient district system where leaders act as agents of change and build positive relationships with all stakeholders, b) supporting innovative educational practices through valuable and meaningful professional learning opportunities, and c) leveraging technology to create flexible and blended learning spaces that foster collaboration and student ownership in their learning.