Presented by Carl Hooker, Educator and Author, HookerTech, LLC; Doug Mesecar, Former EdTech Senior Executive and U.S. Department of Education Deputy Chief of Staff; and Harrison Parker, Vice President of Operations, NetRef
Due to COVID-19, most of our educational systems reflect a new normal, with hybrid and remote learning, increased use of technology, and teacher professional development. In a recent edLeader Panel sponsored by Boxlight, Dr. Alex Leis, CEO, and Krista Walker, Professional Development Program Manager of Boxlight-EOS, discussed the challenges and successes of professional development with panelists from Clayton County Public Schools (GA) and Phoenix Union High School District (AZ).
Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses. But for district leaders, the active support of the board and community stakeholders is just as important as the strategic tech plan and budget. In the edWebinar, “Strategic Technology Planning and Investment: Priorities, Cost and Impacts in Today’s Learning Environments,” sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and AASA, three superintendents shared how they turn their stakeholders into advocates for a sustainable technology system in their districts.
The current crisis has highlighted the disparity between students with and without equitable access to technology, especially in rural schools. While most teachers are being asked to take their lessons directly to the students’ homes, many administrators know that the challenges in their district go beyond whether or not students have enough devices to do their classwork. During CoSN and ClassLink’s edWebinar, “Leading Digital Transformations in Rural School Districts,” the presenters talked about how the COVID-19 situation amplifies the obstacles rural schools face transitioning to a 21st century learning environment.
As of March 29, 2020, school closures due to COVID-19 have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected at least 55.1 million students, according to Education Week. In a recent edWebinar, Dr. Justin Aglio, Director of Academic Achievement and District Innovation, Montour School District, PA, expressed that while we have prepared for school closures due to weather and disasters, school districts have found themselves in an unprecedented reality.
Join this edWebinar as Dr. Monica Burns takes a look at some of the big trends and movements in the EdTech space and creating a plan for the future.
During this edWebinar, Dr. Justin Aglio will lead a conversation about the current state of EdTech and how educational leaders can help their schools move forward into the future.
Join this edLeader Panel to discover the federal and state privacy laws impacting education and compliance best practices.
Administrators selecting educational technology programs for their schools or districts face big decisions due to the time and money at stake, so having accurate and relevant information about the programs’ impact on student performance elsewhere should be a critical part of the decision-making process. During a recent edWebinar sponsored by MIND Research Institute, Andrew Coulson, Chief Data Science Officer at MIND Research Institute, and Brian LeTendre, Director of Content and Communications, explained a process for finding data that will help administrators make the best choices for their student population, and in doing so “raise expectations about the availability of information” during program evaluations.
During this edLeader Panel, Suzy Brooks, Instructional Technology Director at Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts, will share tips and recommendations for successfully conducting an internal EdTech audit.