Presented by Amanda Patterson, Ed.D., National Director, Academic Planning and Analytics, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; and Garth Harries, Managing Partner, International Center for Leadership in Education
What’s that they say about a silver lining? It looks like COVID-19 has one in the education sphere. Despite myriad challenges schools faced during the pandemic, many will come out of it with richer approaches to teaching and learning.
Presented by Dr. Bonnie Cochran, Director of Academic Planning and Analytics, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; and Noelle Morris, Senior Director of Community Engagement, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Presented by Adam Bellow, Co-Founder, Breakout EDU; Dr. Dan Morris, District Leader, SAU 53 (NH); Mark MacLean, Superintendent of Schools, SAU #46 (NH), and 2020 New Hampshire Superintendent of the Year; Tom Walker, Director of Technology, Massac Unit School District #1 (IL); and Anna Logan, Director of Strategic Sales, Alma SIS
Presented by Dana Pawinski, Senior Grants & Funding Initiatives Director, Imagine Learning; Sarah Estrada, Ph.D., Director of Assessment Solutions, Imagine Learning; Adriane Harden, Director of National Curriculum Experts, Imagine Learning; and Barbara Quincer Coulter, M.Ed., Director of Professional Development Content, Imagine Learning and Edgenuity
Presented by Terrie Noland, CALP, Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D.
Even before COVID-19 created online, remote, and hybrid learning environments in school districts across the country, most district and school leaders struggled with chronic absenteeism in their schools. Researchers like Dr. Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and Chief Scientist at EveryDay Labs, have tirelessly worked with school districts to identify, develop and implement strategies to reduce absenteeism at scale.
It’s a common story: the energetic principal who comes into a school, revamps the curriculum, creates innovative learning practices, and then leaves with no sustainability plan. Or, while the kids in that one school thrive, others across the district are left behind. Unfortunately, many schools and districts are still relying on individuals or looking for that magic program rather than developing educational systems that provide a high-quality, modern education for all students.
Presented by Jon Bernstein, Executive Director, NCTET with Guest Panelists: Amanda Karhuse, President, NCTET; Dr. John B. King, Jr., President and CEO, The Education Trust; Dr. Tiffany Anderson, Superintendent, Topeka Public Schools (KS); Becky Pringle, President, National Education Association; Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley School District (CO); and Luvelle Brown, Ed.D., Superintendent, Ithaca City School District (NY)
The pandemic, while a great disruption in schools, is also an opportunity for change. According to presenters of a recent edWebinar, hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association and AASA’s Leadership Network, as school leaders look to reopen their schools, they shouldn’t just be focused on logistics. In addition, they need to ask themselves: Is my school truly responsive to student needs, and if not, how can I make the school work for all students?