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Digital Innovation


As the Digital Innovation Team at ESC Region 12, we help educators design innovative learning experiences for today's learners.  It is our priority to provide engaging professional development that will prepare teachers to integrate technology and implement innovation in the classroom.


Andi McNair

(254) 297-1291

Joshua Essary

(254) 297-1250

Kari Espin

(254) 297-1123

  • Meaningful Technology Integration
    Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2022
    Time: 12:12-12:42 pm
    Purposeful Engagement and Motivation
    Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 
    Time: 12:12-12:42 pm
    Innovative Instructional Strategies
    Date: Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
    Time: 12:12-12:42 pm
    Relevant Learning Experiences
    Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
    Time: 12:12-12:42 pm
  • transformED conference on July 17
    TransformED Interest Form
    Please fill out the fields below to register your interest in the conference. You will be notified of information as it becomes live.
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    Stay tuned for more information about 2023 transformED

  • 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.

ESC Region 12 educational specialists are widely considered leaders in education, speaking at conferences across the nation as experts in their field. Many of these specialists can be contracted as keynote speakers for your events, conferences or on-site professional development.


Andi McNair, ESC Region 12 Specialist

Andi was a classroom teacher for 16 years before pursuing her passion to change education by sharing practical ways to engage and empower this generation of learners. She is currently a digital innovation specialist at ESC Region 12 and is passionate about using meaningful technology in the classroom.

Andi’s keynotes are designed to shift mindsets and change perspectives.  She spends time helping the audience understand the “why” first, then moves into the “how” to make it happen in any classroom, on any campus, or in any district.

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Show Notes

Episode 4: The Elements of transformED 1 of 4

In this episode we talk about what it means for technology to be meaningful and how to integrate, implement, and maybe fuse everything together. Below are some links to referenced sites and sources from this episode.

Visible Learning

Region 12 Digital Innovation

De-implementation by Peter Dewitt

SAMR Model

Technology Integration Matrix


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Episode 3: Back To The Future - Jigsaw

In this episode we talk about a tried and true strategy and why it might get a bad reputation. Let us know if you use it or plan on using it. Here are the sources that we referenced in this episode:

Alternative Approaches

Hattie Effect Size

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Episode 2: Meaningful Technology

On this episode we discussed what it means to have meaningful technology. Below are the resources we spoke of in the show:

  • My 1 Tool
  • 3 Measurements: Will it engage and empower, Will it help them make connection, Will it deepen their understanding.

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Episode 1: Core Beliefs

We officially launched out first 12:12 podcast via ESC Region 12 in Waco, TX. We talked about core beliefs and how important they are and how they ground you in your passions and drive your work. Share your core beliefs with us on our social media

What We Are Listening To:

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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. 

More information to come.

Contact us from information above if you would like us to add you to a notification list when the application goes live.