Collaborative District Leadership

Bringing Together District Curriculum, Instruction & Technology to Adequately Prepare Students for Successful Careers in the Digital Age

The dawn of the 21st Century brought new learning opportunities to students unlike any other era. As access to technology and information increased in schools, academic leaders began realizing the impact technology could have on student engagement in the classroom. In school districts, the Technology Department and Academics Department often speak different languages, creating silos. This compartmentalization is a major hurdle when it comes to pulling off large-scale initiatives, and the effects of those silos are often felt in the classroom.

The rapid rise of technology brought new security and safety concerns for students, and a host of other issues. Academics and Technology must work closely together to balance the need to keep students and networks safe in a technology-rich environment, while also providing a productive educational experience. This is a challenge that many districts are still struggling to overcome and striking that balance is often difficult. Large scale initiatives like Bring Your Own Technology and Personalized Learning can benefit teachers and students but also complicate the responsibilities of schools and districts. The success of these initiatives largely depends on how district departments can effectively collaborate to accomplish the goals of the initiatives.

Whatever the issue, our belief is that the end goal should always be about learning and fostering student achievement. With guidance from our K-12 National Advisory Board, we look forward to your contribution and working with you to meet your district goals.


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This “Think Tank” is an invitation-only, exclusive opportunity for district leaders who are committed to advancing digital learning.  As districts strive to achieve digital convergence and effective departmental collaboration, it is imperative that we look to the innovators, evangelists and thought leaders who can share industry best practices and models of excellence.

Whether you are blazing a trail at the forefront of 21st Century Digital Learning or searching for ways to collaborate and learn with your peers, our unique blend of Strategy Sessions, Keynote Panels, Collaborative Roundtables and Private Business Meetings are excellent ways to share honest feedback, address critical challenges and take away pragmatic solutions that can be implemented upon return to your district.

We understand that every conversation, strategic discussion and technology implementation should culminate in an attainable vision for student achievement. We strive to work with and listen to our district leaders and partners to make that vision a reality.


My experience with RTM has always been phenomenal. I so look forward to coming to each one! The speakers are great and it’s great to learn best practice models from other District Leaders.
— Superintendent, Val Verde Unified School District (CA)
The opportunity to network with people from around the country and learn innovative initiatives District Leaders are implementing help inspire and motivate us to continually work towards achieving proven results for our students.
— Associate Superintendent for Academics, Greenville County Schools (SC)

K-12 National Advisory Board

The RTM K-12 National Advisory Board gathers each spring for a one-day, closed-door strategy meeting. Our Advisory is instrumental in helping us to ensure that our work in the K-12 community is timely, accurate and impactful. Nearly all major decisions regarding the RTM education vertical events are determined by our Advisory Board Members and we are honored to be able to work with these outstanding district leaders each year.

Click here to view the 2019 Board Members.


Past RTM Keynote Speakers

Sir Ken Robinson speaking on "Education, Innovation and Creativity" at the 2013 RTM Education Congress in San Diego, CA.

Steve Wozniak, interviewed by Jaime Casap, at the 2016 RTM Education & CIO Congress in Los Angeles, CA.