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Mastering the Digital Convergence Framework

The US public education system finds itself at a crossroads. Two decades after classrooms became connected online, the traditional education model can no longer deliver the American dream. Only by establishing modern learning environments can school districts serve their most important purpose: equipping graduates with the skills needed to compete in the twenty-first century. For district leaders, this critical transition means overcoming a status quo a hundred years in the making.

In Wisdom and Influence, bestselling author Dr. Shawn K. Smith explores the most advanced challenge and solution for educational leaders trying to institutionalize the modern learning environment. The book explores the enduring quest toward twenty-first-century education, calling on leaders to navigate the often-murky waters of power and influence in the Digital Convergence Framework, while offering readers guidance on how to accomplish this feat.

What's Inside:

  • Leverage the impact of the 6th driver of Digital Convergence, Community, with students
  • Master the leadership principles within the Digital Convergence Framework
  • Rethink complex situations in convergence with a toolkit of practical protocols
  • Promote a compelling vision for expanding the boundaries of learning beyond the physical classroom
  • Understand the future of AI in the classroom
  • Recognize how machine-human collaboration will drive the personalization of learning

The final sequel to The New Agenda and The Shape of Change, the book explores the most advanced challenge and solution for educational leaders trying to institutionalize the modern learning environment, completing the collective body of work that is Digital Convergence.

Dr. Shawn K. Smith


Dr. Shawn K. Smith is a national leader on issues surrounding digital education and pedagogy and is currently serving as President of Modern Teacher. He is compelled to preserve education’s rich heritage and support America’s teachers and leaders as they transition traditional classrooms into modern learning environments.

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The Shape of Change: New Release from Education Futurist Dr. Shawn K. Smith

Last week marked the new release of Dr. Shawn K. Smith’s latest book, The Shape of Change: The Continued Journey of the Digital Convergence Framework, the second in a three-part series exploring the intersection between educational technology, personalized learning, and blended learning.

Read about digital convergence and personalized learning in our schools


In The Shape of Change, Dr. Smith identifies the common journeys school districts take as they personalize learning in K-12 education. Using these common patterns, district leaders can overcome challenges and better understand effective solutions.


In The New Agenda, Dr. Shawn K. Smith presents the validated methodology for transitioning K-12 school districts from traditional classrooms to personalized, modern learning environments.


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