Digital Promise Launches “Inclusive Innovation to Transform Education” Professional Learning Community

Digital Promise Center for Inclusive is excited to announce that Digital Promise’s Center for Inclusive Innovation has launched Inclusive Innovation to Transform Education, a free professional learning community on where educators can share ideas, research, and practices to foster the creative ingenuity of schools working in partnership with communities to create equitable, powerful learning opportunities for historically and systematically excluded students.

Digital Promise kicked off the launch of their new professional learning community with an edWebinar on Building Community and Student-Led Teacher PD to Address Mental Health and Racial Trauma, presented by Damita Harvey, Community Organizer, Bristol Cares Coalition; Malikah Upchurch, Instructional Coach, Bristol Township School District (PA); Dr. Latia White, Senior Inclusive Innovation Researcher, Digital Promise; and Dr. Kristian Lenderman, Senior Program Manager, Digital Promise. Educators can view the recording here.

Kimberly Smith, Chief Inclusive Innovation Officer at Digital Promise, commented, “We are excited about our partnership with which provides us with a high-value opportunity to share the work that districts are doing in collaboration with students, parents and communities to create programs and tools that are centered in equity and informed by our model for Inclusive Innovation.”

Lisa Schmucki, the founder and CEO of, commented, “We are so honored to help Digital Promise reach the edWeb community with this new professional learning community and series of edWebinars on inclusive education and innovation. We’ve been partnering with Digital Promise for many years, and their programs for educators are always so groundbreaking and outstanding.”

Educators are invited to join the free professional learning community Inclusive Innovation to Transform Education to engage with educators on this topic and receive invitations to the upcoming edWebinars.

About Digital Promise’s Center for Inclusive Innovation

Digital Promise’s Center for Inclusive Innovation reimagines education research and development (R&D) by resourcing the creative ingenuity of communities working in partnership with school districts to create equitable powerful learning opportunities for students furthest from opportunity. The foundation for Inclusive Innovation is anchored in a set of core tenets that embody an equity-centered approach to research and development. The tenets define how we deliberately support teams in co-constructing an inclusive R&D culture that enables equitable leadership and contribution.