Online and far away. That’s what it felt like for teachers and students when COVID propelled them into the digital world. They wondered: Would it be possible for students to learn effectively outside of the classroom? Could instruction be adapted to keep learners engaged from afar? Could schools support student well-being at a distance?
COVID-19 was tough on schools, calling for swift shifts in teaching and learning practices to support virtual learning environments and a host of new pedagogical demands. The changes altered the educational landscape, inspiring educators to embrace new instructional methods and carry them over to their classrooms once they returned to normalcy.
Presented by Monica Cougan, Manager, Strategic Relationships and Initiatives, CatchOn/ENA; Philip Neufeld, Ed.D., Executive Officer, Enterprise Services, Core Infrastructure, Learning Analytics, Fresno Unified School District (CA); and Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Desert Sands Unified School District (CA)
Moderated by Paget Hetherington, Vice President, Marketing, Gaggle
What skills and training do businesses want from the next generation of workers? That’s the question leaders in the Foster-Glocester Regional School District (RI) asked as they reimagined education for the 21st century. More important—how do they make sure students are succeeding with this new plan? During an edLeader Panel, sponsored by CatchOn, An ENA Affiliate, Eric Butash, Director of Education Technology and Data Integration for the district, discussed how they used data analytics to build their personalized student learning pathways.
Presented by Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Desert Sands Unified School District (CA)
Moderated by Monica Cougan, Manager of Strategic Relationships and Initiatives, CatchOn/ENA; and Karen Garza, Ph.D., President and CEO, Battelle for Kids
Presented by Eric Butash, Director of Education Technology and Data Integration, Foster-Glocester Regional School District (RI); and Leo Brehm, Product Manager, ENA/CatchOn
Moderated by Monica Cougan, Manager of Strategic Relationships and Initiatives, ENA/CatchOn
Of course, there are technical aspects to protecting data, and as many schools have learned during the pandemic, district IT staff need to stay on top of evolving efforts to compromise systems. But that’s just one part of guarding student information. During a recent edWebinar, sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and AASA, the presenters discussed the policies and practices that also keep data safe in a digital education environment.
All educators have now become managers and reporters of data, whether they are classroom teachers compiling information on individual students and sharing it with parents, or top district administrators evaluating teachers, principals, and all their students. Data-driven decisions now determine how students are taught, teachers are paid, and schools are run, so data management and sharing have become crucial job functions. During a recent edWeb edLeader Panel, sponsored by CatchOn An ENA Affiliate, key aspects of organizing and reporting data were discussed by Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, and Leo Brehm, Product Manager, both from ENA/CatchOn, and Erin Hommeland, Director of Planning and Process at Eduscape.
Presented by Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., Superintendent, Leander Independent School District (TX); Dr. Allan Markley, Superintendent, Raytown Quality Schools (MO); and Linnette Attai, Project Director, CoSN Privacy Initiative, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking)
Presented by Monica Cougan, Product Marketing Manager, ENA/CatchOn; and Erin Hommeland, Director of Planning and Process and Manager of ISTE Certification, Digital Citizenship Academy, Eduscape