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 Anthony Colannino, Senior Fellow, ICLE; and Heather Bender, Director of Professional Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Moderated by Tyler Schlagenhauf, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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 Adam Drummond, Ed.D., Associate Partner, ICLE; and Jenna Woods, Director of Professional Learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Moderated by Laura Spear, Product Marketing Director, 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 Dorann Avey, Digital Learning Director, Nebraska Department of Education; and Mindy Fiscus, Digital Access Coordinator, Learning Technology Center of Illinois
Moderated by Dr. Jason Bailey, Director of Innovation and Design, SETDA
“Despite decades of existing research, most professional development programs fail to adhere to established criteria for effectiveness. The Center for Public Education found that while over 90% of teachers reported that they engaged in some type of professional development during the year, most found it to be completely ineffective.” In a recent edWebinar, sponsored by ClassLink and co-hosted by CoSN and AASA, three district leaders from Wake County Public School System Superintendent Cathy Moore, Senior Director of Digital Learning and Libraries Allison Reid, and Marlo Gaddis, Chief Technology Officer, discussed critical guidelines for implementing successful professional technology development.
As mathematics pedagogy moves further toward thinking about the process of getting the answer rather than just the answer itself, developing problem-solving skills is key to student success. With the continued move to distance learning and digital resources, educators need to make sure any tools support this new mindset. During an edWeb edLeader Panel sponsored by ORIGO Education, the presenters offered their key criteria for digital mathematics tools and how they should support teachers and students.
Educators will share how they go about engaging teachers in sustained social learning with mentors and peers.
Presented by Rachel Jorgensen, Coordinator of Work-Based Learning, Anoka-Hennepin School District, MN; Robert Letcher, Founder, EdGenuis; and Patricia Gagnon, SVP, Programs & Practice, Intellispark