For district leaders with access to it, Modern Teacher's Digital Convergence Framework is the heart of the platform. This article provides an overview of the items listed below, as well as links to more information:
- 7 Stages
- 6 Drivers
- Success Indicators
The animation below demonstrates the DCF, including expanding a cell on the Grid View to view the SIs, switching to the List View, filtering SIs on the List View, and editing the Goal Cycle by adding and removing SIs. (Note, only the users with appropriate permissions can edit the goals.)
Clicking a Stage or Driver title displays a list of all SIs in that Stage or Driver, shown in the image below. Clicking that Stage or Driver again, or clicking the X in the upper-right corner, returns you to the regular Grid View.
The Digital Convergence Framework (or DCF) progresses through 7 Stages to demonstrate growth over time. These Stages are represented as 7 columns.
The DCF is also organized into 6 categories, called Drivers. These Drivers are represented as rows and include the following: Leadership, Instructional Models, Modern Curriculum, Digital Ecosystem, Professional Learning, and Community.
At the intersection of each Stage and Driver is a cell with quick stats. Clicking on the cell will expand a view to show the individual Success Indicators (SIs) found within that section of the DCF. These SIs are actionable steps to guide your district through Digital Convergence. Each SI displays the Owner and Status, and clicking on the SI takes you to the SI Page which provides more detail.
The Digital Convergence Framework can be viewed both as a Grid or a List. Your selection will be remembered if you leave and re-enter the page. In Grid View, you can also click a Stage or Driver to view only those SIs as a list, and click again (or click the X in the upper-right corner) to return to the full Grid View.
The DCF is meant to provide guidance through a multi-year effort to transform traditional classrooms into modern learning environments, personalizing learning at scale. In order to keep this effort organized and manageable, each district is able to set its own Goal Cycles. You can click to show or hide the goals at any time.
Additionally, the DCF provides a quick and easy way to view Related Success Indicators when in the Grid View, highlighting the items on which users might want to collaborate.
The DCF also allows a Driver Owner to be assigned to each Driver, providing a clearly designated manager and point of contact for each Driver.
Lastly, a new area of the platform allows you to view the National Network, where you can explore other districts across the country and collaborate as you move through the DCF.
Remember that not all users have access to the DCF. By default, users have access only to the Professional Learning component of the platform, but the Users Managers can grant access to the DCF at any time.