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Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly

Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Coaching in Crisis: Revise and Rethink eLearning on the Fly

Presented by Candice Dodson, Executive Director, State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA); Nadine Gilkison, District Technology Integration Specialist, Franklin Township Schools, IN; and Lisa Highfill, Instructional Technology Coach, San Francisco Bay Area, CA

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Sponsored by AT&T Aspire

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In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, join this edWebinar for a closer look at how to design eLearning experiences with your community in mind. Listen and learn how experienced eLearning coaches, Nadine Gilkison and Lisa Highfill, provide insight for coaching in a crisis. The SETDA Coalition for eLearning provides resources on eLearning for state education agencies and school districts at no cost. This coalition supports leaders and sparks innovation around eLearning related to the COVID-19 virus as well as inevitable inclement weather and other disruptive events.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through high school teachers and school and district leaders.


Candice DodsonAbout the Presenters

Candice Dodson is the Executive Director of the State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Prior to joining the team at SETDA, she served as the Director of eLearning for the Indiana Department of Education. In that role, Candice focused on advancing and expanding Indiana’s efforts to take advantage of technology to improve student outcomes. She and her eLearning team worked to boost the state’s efforts to connect Indiana to great ideas in educational technology, virtual and online learning, and new learning models and instructional practices. Her strategic work included the formation of an eLearning Leadership Cadre, statewide professional development opportunities including the Summer of eLearning conferences, Admin Academies, and Digital Learning Grants, and resources and training to support digital learning. Prior to the Indiana Department of Education, Candice had 20 years of experience in a variety of roles from elementary teacher, media specialist, and high ability educator to curriculum and technology integration specialist, central office administrator, and assistant principal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Indiana University, Bloomington, a Master of Education from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, an Administrator Leadership, Administrative Licensure from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, and a Leadership Institute Certificate from Brown University, Providence, RI.


Nadine GilkisonNadine Gilkison has served as the district technology integration specialist for Franklin Township Schools in Indiana for seven years. She has also served as an innovation specialist for the Office of eLearning/IDOE. Nadine is a Google Certified Innovator, part of cohort NYC#19, with a project focus on #dyslexicmindset. She loves helping all teachers and all students excel at technology integration within the core subjects. Nadine’s specialties include Hyperdocs, accessibility, eLearning, blended learning, Chromebooks, district-level coaching, and anything Google. Nadine believes in sharing all of her work to help as many teachers as possible on a global scale. #bettertogether


Lisa HighfillLisa Highfill is an instructional technology coach in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. She earned her master’s in educational technology leadership and has been a classroom teacher for more than twenty years. As a MERIT fellow, Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the globe presenting at EdTech conferences and speaking about lesson design and learning theory.


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The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit membership association launched by state education agency leaders in 2001 to serve, support and represent their emerging interests and needs with respect to the use of technology forteaching, learning, and school operations. Our current work is guided by a strategic plan, Leading, Inspiring and Empowering: The 2013-16 SETDA Strategic Plan, adopted by the SETDA Board of Directors in October 2012 after extensive consultation with the membership. The SETDA mission is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.


AT&T Aspire invests in education and job training to create a skilled and diverse workforce that powers our country for the future. Technology is making it easier for everyone – regardless of age, gender, income or geography – to learn anytime, anywhere. Through the AT&T Aspire initiative, AT&T brings together the power of its network – its employees, its technology and organizations – to connect people to opportunities through education and job training. Since 2008, AT&T has committed $400 million to programs to help millions of students in all 50 states and around the world. Learn more at

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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