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Using a Tutoring Partner to Scale Instruction During a Staffing Shortage

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Using a Tutoring Partner to Scale Instruction During a Staffing Shortage

Presented by Christian Rhodes, Superintendent in Residence, BookNook; and Dr. Annie Lee, Research Manager, BookNook
Moderated by Paolo DeMaria, President & CEO, National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)

Sponsored by BookNook

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“Unprecedented” is the word often used to describe education in recent years. Everyone is well aware there is a national teacher shortage, and that shortage has many asking, “How do we focus on accelerating learning for students without creating additional work for our staff?”

Unprecedented challenges require innovative solutions. Using a high-impact tutoring partner to launch a new initiative or scale an existing program is a way to move learning forward with minimal demand on staff. In this edWebinar, we discuss how, when done right, high-impact tutoring can increase student achievement and growth without putting more responsibility or stress on teachers and staff. We review the research defining high-impact tutoring, its efficacy and influence on student success, and the key components to look for in an effective tutoring program.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 school and district leaders.


Christian RhodesAbout the Presenters

Christian Rhodes served as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, where he advised the Secretary on all matters related to K-12 education. Appointed by President Biden, Christian also served as Chief of Staff for the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, leading the department’s efforts to increase the access and availability of summer learning and enrichment programs and establishing a practitioner-focused repository of district and state responses to safely reopening America’s schools.

Before his appointment to the Biden Administration, Christian served as Chief of Staff for Prince George’s County Public Schools, responsible for districtwide strategic planning and fidelity of implementation for district/priority initiatives. Christian was recently named Superintendent in Residence for BookNook and a strategic advisor to the William Julius Wilson Institute at the Harlem Children Zone, founded by Dr. Geoffrey Canada. Christian is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American University in Washington D.C.


Dr. Annie LeeDr. Annie Lee, Research Manager at BookNook, received her Ph.D. in sociology with a focus on education. As a social scientist and education researcher, she is interested in evaluating the role of digital instructional materials/educational tools and tutoring solutions in closing opportunity gaps, increasing student engagement, and fostering non-cognitive skills. In addition to conducting research, she also has experience teaching as a tutor for K-12 students and as an adjunct professor.


Paolo DeMariaAbout the Moderator

Paolo DeMaria is the president and CEO of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). He joined NASBE in January 2022. NASBE is the only organization dedicated solely to helping state boards of education and their members advance equity and excellence in public education. In his role, he oversees a robust organizational agenda of conferences, publications, study groups and networks, grant-funded projects, and technical assistance and support services.

Prior to joining NASBE, DeMaria served for five years as the state superintendent of public instruction at the Ohio Department of Education where he led the development and implementation of Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education, Each Child, Our Future. Previously, he held positions including Executive Vice Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Director of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management, and Chief Policy Advisor to Ohio Governor Bob Taft.

Born in West Virginia to immigrant parents, DeMaria is the product of public schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and South Carolina. He received a B.A. from Furman University and an M.P.A. from the Ohio State University and John Glenn College of Public Affairs.


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BookNook offers high-impact tutoring as well as standards-aligned curriculum for small group instruction in class and online. Offering both online tutoring and research-backed curriculum, BookNook is used by schools for interventions and leveled reading groups in classrooms, learning centers, or as part of a virtual learning experience. BookNook solutions accelerate learning for all students through rigorous, engaging, and highly personalized instruction.



Tuesday, September 20, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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