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Online Learning During COVID-19: Data, Stories, and Tips from the School Front Lines

Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Online Learning During COVID-19: Data, Stories, and Tips from the School Front Lines

Presented by Dr. Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow; and Chris O’Neal, Solutions Engineer, Blackboard

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K-12 education looks completely different today than it did two months ago. Every district and school has had to rapidly adjust to digital, at-home learning to continue education. The pace, tools, and resources available for making this change differ from state to state and school to school.

Dr. Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, has been talking to parents, students, and educators about the impacts of going digital and the findings are alarming. Watch this edWebinar to hear her findings from schools across the country.

We also share 10 action-oriented tips for how to make the transition to a digital classroom from former teacher Chris O’Neal.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers, curriculum leaders, special ed leaders, IT leaders, and superintendents.


julie evansAbout the Presenters

Dr. Julie A. Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow and is the founder of the heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of 400,000 K-12 students, parents, and educators on education issues each year. Dr. Evans serves as the chief researcher on the Speak Up Project as well as leading research efforts on the impact of digital content, tools, and resources in both K-12 and higher education. Prior to this position, Dr. Evans enjoyed a successful entrepreneurial career in the technology industry including two education technology startups. She is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego and California State University San Marcos. Dr. Evans serves on several boards and advisory councils and is a frequent speaker and writer on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning.


Chris O’NealChris O’Neal began his career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became a district technology and professional-development coordinator, and eventually director of educational technology for the state of Louisiana. From there, he began work in graduate school at the University of Virginia, where he led a statewide leadership development program for school administrators. Chris has provided ongoing consulting to ISTE (the International Society for Technology in Education), many state departments of education, and numerous national and international educational organizations. He has been profiled as a “Shaper of our Future” by Converge magazine and received the Making it Happen award for educational technology leaders. He has also authored a book for improving school culture through the effective use of data.


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Monday, May 11, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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