Schools and districts can continue to benefit from the federal government’s stimulus dollars through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021, the third iteration of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). These monies could drive the design of transformational initiatives with the potential for long-term impact.
Presented by Diane W. Doersch, Director of Technology, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, Digital Promise; Rob Dickson, Chief Information Officer, Wichita Public Schools (KS); and Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent of Educational and Technology Services, Desert Sands Unified School District (CA)
Moderated by Ann McMullan, Founder & Principal, Ann McMullan Education Leadership Consultant
Presented by Rita Ferrandino, Founding Partner, Arc Capital Development; and Dr. Cotrane D. Penn, Executive Director, Student Wellness & Academic Support, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC)
Moderated by Scott Shickler, CEO and Co-Creator, 7 Mindsets
Presented by Jon Hummell, Senior National Manager of State Initiatives, Lexia Learning; and Brittany Martin, Education Department Relations Manager, Lexia Learning
Moderated by Lori Kirksted, Senior Manager of Content Marketing, Lexia Learning
As educators and industry partners look ahead to the 2020-21 school year, they’re examining the impact of the pandemic and the potential transformation of all aspects of K-12 education. According to experts from the edWebinar, “The Transformation and Funding of PreK-12 Professional Learning in the COVID Era,” sponsored by Simba Information, a business of Market Research.com, research shows that recent trends in professional learning are here to stay.
Even though money from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) is meant to help school districts this year and beyond, the majority of superintendents and school leaders are being cautious with their spending. They want to make sure that any purchases demonstrate they support sustainable change that benefits teachers and learners. In the edWebinar, “Roadmap for Making the Best Decisions with Your ARP Funding,” sponsored by Project Tomorrow, the presenters offered advice to vendors on how to become partners in this new education environment.
Presented by Shawn Gross, CEO and President, Digital Millennial Consulting
Presented by Simone Hall, Policy Specialist, Center for Learner Equity; Lauren Krempecki, Program Manager, Center for Learner Equity; Erin Mote, Executive Director, InnovateEDU; and Dawn Campi, Teacher, PS/MS 29x (NY), and UFT Representative
Moderated by Barbara Pape, Director of Policy and Communications, Learner Variability Project, Digital Promise
Presented by Kathy Mickey, Senior Analyst/Managing Editor, Education Group, Simba Information; Joyce Whitby, President, Innovations4Education; and Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO, edWeb.net
Presented by Dr. Julie A. Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow