re:thinkedu - Strategy and Leadership to Advance Education Through Smart Use of Technology

The Center for Digital Education’s Converge provides K-12 and higher education leaders with insight, decision support and a powerful network of innovators for rethinking education with technology as the catalyst. Through a diverse media platform, supported by the Center for Digital Education, Converge engages this influential audience, helping them incorporate new solutions in their districts, community colleges and universities.

Under the direction of Executive Director Dr. Kecia Ray, distinguished former education administrator and ed tech pioneer, the Center for Digital Education (CDE) is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding, providing education and industry leaders with research, decision support and actionable insight to help effectively incorporate new technologies.

The Center is supported by some of the best minds in the industry — CDE’s Senior Fellows and a bench of researchers, analysts, practitioners and leaders from across the many niches of K-20 education technology — ready to be your tactical partner to help you command your share of the education market.

Converge and the Center for Digital Education’s platform includes a website, national and regional events, a nationally-distributed print magazine, market intelligence/research, custom media and award and recognition programs

Media Kit

Your … articles are so valuable to all of us in the field who constantly find ourselves trying to make sense of the emerging technologies and trends. You give us much needed information so that we can sort out the best ways to serve students and our institutions.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for Online Learning

Converge and the Center for Digital Education’s Audience Network

Converge reaches a strategically targeted K-12 and higher education audience across thousands of districts and colleges, specifically reaching top-tier titles influencing decisions across the $26.8 billion K-20 technology market. In school districts with 10,000+ students, top universities with 5,000+ enrollment, and the top 500 community colleges, Converge reaches the top ed tech decision makers, including:

K-12 Audience: Higher Education Audience:
  • CIOs/CTOs
  • Technology directors/management
  • Instructional technology directors
  • Superintendents/assistant superintendents
  • CAOs/curriculum directors
  • School board presidents/members
  • CFOs/budget directors
  • CIOs/IT directors
  • Technology directors/management
  • Chancellors/presidents/vice presidents
  • Provosts/deans
  • CFOs/budget officers
  • Vice presidents of research
  • Distinguished faculty

Converge magazine provides more than 29,000 K-12 and higher education leaders with original stories, analysis and research-rich content on education technology that includes perspectives from public-sector peers and industry experts. Each issue tackles an important technology topic for education and offers current thinking, best practices, tips for successful implementation, professional development guidance and more.

On the web, Converge reaches 300,000 unique visitors annually, and has over 30,000 e-newsletter subscribers.

Strategic Partnerships

The Center for Digital Education partners with some of the most respected education-focused associations across K-12 and higher education, including:

  • The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • The School Superintendents Association (AASA)
  • Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
  • The National School Board Association (NSBA)
  • The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)

Just being a fly on the wall at this event is worth its weight in gold…

Industry Underwriter

Live Events

At more than 20 live regional and national K-12 and higher education events each year — from roundtable meetings to regional and national events — you can join some of the most important ed tech conversations in settings that promote partnership and innovation.

National EdTech Benchmark Surveys

Center for Digital Education surveys and awards programs recognize school districts and community colleges that are making exceptional gains in transforming education and improving learning through effective technology use, as well as the individuals who are driving the changes. These recognition programs provide valuable research and relationship building opportunities to connect industry experts with tech-savvy K-12 and higher education public-sector education entities.

  • The Center partners with the National School Boards Association for the annual Digital School Districts Survey to examine and rank how school boards and their districts are using technology to improve service delivery and education quality.
  • Our Digital Community Colleges Surveys are biennial and serve as well-recognized national benchmarks. The survey examines and documents how community colleges are using information technology to deliver services to their students, faculty and staff, engage students and improve learning.
  • The Digital Content and Curriculum Achievement Awards annual program recognizes small, medium and large K-12 schools for their groundbreaking work in the digital content and curriculum arena.
  • Through our Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers program, every year, the Center recognizes 30 education thought leaders and influencers who are shifting the landscape of education across the K-20 community, and highlights each honoree in the fall issue of Converge magazine.

EdTech Navigator

Specially designed for private firms selling to the K-12 and higher education market, EdTech Navigator is the only sales intelligence tool exclusively focused on the $26.8 billion education IT market, providing unmatched coverage of technology and E-rate spending, RFPs, developing opportunities, jurisdictional profiles and buyer profiles for K-12 districts and higher education institutions. Navigator tracks nearly $4 billion in E-rate funds expected to be awarded to schools and libraries for networking and connectivity each year.