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. Mark Benigni, Superintendent, Meriden Public Schools (CT); Dr. Alan Seibert, Superintendent, Salem City Schools (VA); Dr. Jason Van Heukelum, Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools (VA); and Diane W. Doersch, Technical Project Director for Digital Promise and the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (#VILs) Program
Moderated by Ann McMullan, Project Director, EmpowerED Superintendent Initiative, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking)
Presented by Khuzama Rizwan Khan, Director of Program and Knowledge Management, Girl Rising; and Stacie Cassat Green, Principal, 64 Crayons
Moderated by Kayce Freed Jennings, Director of the Girl Rising Educator Program, Girl Rising
Presented by Jim Pellegrino, Ph.D., Professor of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago; Christopher Lazzaro, Ph.D., Director of Science, New Meridian Corporation; Tricia Shelton, Director of Professional Learning and Standards Implementation, NSTA; and Matt Krehbiel, Director of Outreach, OpenSciEd
Presented by John Bielinski, Ph.D., Senior Director of Research & Development, Illuminate Education; Rachel Brown, Ph.D., NCSP, Senior Academic Officer, Illuminate Education; and Kyle Wagner, Ph.D., NCSP, Research Associate, Illuminate Education
Presented by Dr. Carletha Shaw-Rolle, Cadre Director CS 1, Broward County Public Schools (FL); Shannon Trejo, Chief Academic Officer, Dallas Independent School District (TX); and Derek Little, Deputy Chief of Academics (Programs), Dallas Independent School District (TX)
Moderated by Dr. Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, and Chief Scientist, EveryDay Labs
Presented by Dr. Patricia A. Jennings, Professor of Education, University of Virginia; and Ashley Bullock, Teacher, Chesapeake Public Schools (VA), and doctoral student, University of Virginia
Moderated by Chad S. Ratliff, MBA, M.Ed., Principal, Albemarle Lab Schools (VA)
In a recent edWebinar sponsored by FastBridge Assessment System by Illuminate Education, Dr. John Bielinski, Senior Director of Research and Development, Dr. Rachel Brown, NCSP, Senior Academic Officer, and Dr. Kyle Wagner, NCSP, Research Associate, explained that unprecedented events like COVID-19 create a vacuum of knowledge. According to the presenters, district leaders and teachers need reliable data to guide them to determine how learning has been affected, and remediations to recover critical student knowledge.
Disruption in learning caused by COVID-19 is the reality that school districts face this school year. K-12 education is evolving from a brick-and-mortar learning environment to learning both in person and online. While this shift is challenging to say the least, it is an opportunity for school districts to use technology to engage, personalize, and challenge students. In an edWeb edLeader Panel sponsored by EveryDay Labs, Michael Romero, Local District South Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District CA, and Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University and Chief Scientist, EveryDay Labs, talk about actionable strategies to help create the conditions for learning this fall, including using attendance data, effective communication strategies, and building strong family-school partnerships.
Presented by Sabrina Manville, Co-Founder and COO, Edmit, and former AVP, Southern New Hampshire University; and Seth Brecher, School Partnerships Lead, Edmit, and former College Summit Teacher and Department Chair, Duke Ellington School of the Arts