Billions of dollars in federal relief funding for schools and districts have become available during the coronavirus pandemic, but with limited time available before application deadlines arrive, there is an urgent need to understand the funding requirements and process, and also to determine how the funds can best be used to provide improvements for local students and staff.
Presented by Kristi Porter, Autism Training Specialist and Training Supervisor, STAR Autism Support
Moderated by Alicia Balfrey, Autism Training Specialist, STAR Autism Support
Sponsored by STAR Autism Support
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.
Presented by Dr. Jim Furman, Executive Director, The Danielson Group; and Cindy Hamblin, Director, Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA)
Moderated by Richard Laine, Chief Innovation and Integration Officer, 2gnoMe
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 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
Presented by Dr. Chris Marczak, Chief of Instructional Leadership, DoDEA Pacific Center for Instructional Leadership, U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity; Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent, Township High School District 214 (IL); and Dr. Donna Wright, Director of Schools, Wilson County Schools (TN)
Presented by Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance®; and Dr. Jan Bryan, Vice President and National Education Officer, Renaissance®
Science education during COVID has challenged the best of teachers. But even during the crisis, they dug in, designing creative digital learning experiences, using technology for enhanced remote engagement and leveraging local phenomena and investigations for students and their families to do at home.