Collaborative District Leadership

As K-12 school districts leverage digital technologies to transform student learning, facilitate professional development and streamline administrative tasks, the scope of responsibilities of technology leaders continues to evolve rapidly

Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers who have traditionally been seen as the “nuts and bolts" of a school district are transitioning into an increasingly pivotal role. They must understand how to support technology-rich learning environments in classrooms while simultaneously improving administrative systems to optimize district management through data analytics and effective implementation/training.

Challenges around infrastructure upgrades, security & privacy concerns, technology funding & E-rate, and dissolving district silos, continue to place pressure on CIO's/CTO's as they are expected to maintain their "technological skill set" whilst understanding how to support and lead teaching, learning and accountability. Possessing the capacity to develop relationships and drive instructional technology are no longer optional, but are a prerequisite for those who want to stay ahead of the curve.

Whatever the issue, regardless of how "technical," 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.

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.

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.