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Digital Innovation

As we all know, education is changing and so are our students.  As the Digital Innovation Team at Region 12, we enjoy helping educators create and design innovative learning experiences for our students.  It is our priority to provide engaging professional development that will prepare teachers to integrate technology and implement innovation in the classroom.

Because of the technology that is available for today's classrooms, we have unique opportunities to do things that have never been done.  We are able to give our students real life experiences resulting in opportunities to make connections to the standards.  In doing so, we create learning that is not only relevant, but also engaging.  

Please feel free to email or call if you have any questions at all.  The Digital Innovation Team is available to offer instructional coaching as well as training/workshops for your district.  We look forward to working with you and bringing digital innovation to Region 12!

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The Digital Innovation Team:


Andi McNair

(254) 297-1291



Joshua Essary

(254) 297-1250



Kari Espin

(254) 297-1123



Jessica Torres

(254) 297-1118

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Transforming Education through Digital Innovation

A personalized, comprehensive plan to move your district toward your modern learning goals.

Through this service, the Digital Innovation team will work with your administration and staff to address every aspect of implementing a 1:1 device program on your campus or district. Through conversations, activities, and action plans we will refine and personalize:

  • Leadership and Culture
  • Vision
  • Implementation Plan
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Evaluation
  • Community Support
  • Equity in Access and Opportunity
  • Personalized Professional Development

If you are interested in this service or just have more question, please contact a specialist listed on this page.

The Innovative Teaching Academy is a learning experience that will prepare educators to engage and empower this generation of learners. The length of this program lasts 1 year, and consists of attending learning experiences, connecting with other educators, and inspiring others by sharing what you have learned. 

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  • Title Date Location Time Session Number
    Global Learning Experiences 9/18/2018 F2F @ BRIC 9am-4pm 151241
    Making Media Meaningful 9/24/2018 F2F @ BRIC 9am-4pm 151243
    Engaging and Empowering Gen Z 9/26/2018 Virtual 7-8:30pm 151289
    Digital Citizenship and Social Media Responsibility 101 10/3/2018 F2F @ BRIC 9am-Noon 153071
    Maximizing Ownership and Achievement with Digital Portfolios 10/8/2018 Virtual 7-8:30pm 151292
    Getting Started with Google Apps 10/12/2018 F2F @ R12 9am-4pm 151240
    Genius Hour 101 10/24/2018 F2F @ BRIC 9am-2:30pm 151288
    Student Choice and Voice 11/6/2018 Virtual 7-8:30pm 160618
    4C’s+1R - Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Reflection 11/7/2018 F2F @ BRIC 9am-2:30pm 151290
    Coding Across the Curriculum 11/8/2018 Virtual 9am-4pm 151267
    Meaningful Makerspaces 11/9/2018 F2F @ BRIC 9am-2:30pm 151291
    Increasing Motivation Using Badges 12/6/2018 Virtual 9am-4pm 151272
    Google Certified Educator Bootcamp (2 days) 10/4/18 & 10/8/18 F2F @ BRIC 9am-4pm 151360
    Google Certified Educator Bootcamp Level 2 (2 days) 11/27/18 & 12/3/18 F2F @ BRIC 9am-4pm 151362

transformED 2018 is in the books!



  • Elementary Conference Attendance -- 201 participants (Doubled in growth from last year!)
  • Secondary Conference Attendance -- 141 participants


Participant Feedback


  • Student Panel - Love the honesty from the kiddos. Facilitator (counselor) did a wonderful job of questioning and allowing the kids time to answer. 
  • Session - Wow! Great session with practical activities that can be used for any subject and any grade level to get kids talking in the classroom about learning.
  • Keynote - Thank you for sharing your passion. It will live through many you will never meet.
  • Session - I always click 'excellent', but this was REALLY EXCELLENT. Thank you for providing RESOURCES to support the ideas presented. This is the first and most resources I've received today, and I'm so thankful!!

Twitter Chats

Every month we will host a Twitter chat (1st Wed of every month 8-9pm). We will use the #r12digin. We hope to see you there. View our past chats below.

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