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eLearning Teaching Tips: Support for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, April 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Candice Dodson, Executive Director, State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA); Ashley Webb, Graphic Design Teacher and Instructional Coach, Mountain Heights Academy, UT; Olivia Miller, Grade 2 Teacher, South Ripley Elementary School, IN; and Lisa Cutshall, Director of Partner Engagement, Five Star Technology
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In support of the SETDA Coalition for eLearning, SETDA will collaborate with teachers that have extensive experience teaching online to share tips for best practices for online learning. Teachers are being asked to transform the way they teach and to meet diverse learning needs, and they need support. Watch this edWebinar to hear from experienced teachers, ask questions, and share your examples as we all work to support students in this time of need.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through high school teachers and school leaders.
About 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.
Ashley Webb currently works as an instructional coach and graphic design teacher at Mountain Heights Academy, a fully-online 7-12th grade charter school in Utah. She has a decade of online teaching experience. Her bachelor’s degree is in technology and engineering education, and she holds Utah teaching endorsements in multimedia, commercial art, commercial photography, IC3/computer technology, and technology and engineering education (CTE/general). Ashley was awarded the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) Outstanding Young Educator of the Year in 2013, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Emerging Leader in 2013, and the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) silver medal for Best Practices in Distance Learning in 2014. Ashley holds current Google Level 1 & 2 certifications and is a Google Certified Trainer.
Olivia Miller is a 2nd grade teacher at South Ripley Elementary School in Versailles, IN. She formerly taught 4th grade for two years, and she was a special education interventionist for three years in Connersville, IN. Olivia teaches in a 1-to-1 tech school corporation that is managed by Five-Star Technology Solutions.
Lisa Cutshall is Director of Partner Engagement at Five Star Technology. She is an educational technology leader with a passion for student learning using innovative digital tools, blended learning models, and data systems. In her current role, she works closely with Google teams to provide strategic planning and professional development for school districts through their Google Partnership and Education Specialization. With over 10 years in public education as a middle school science teacher, technology coach, and Director of eLearning, Lisa is an advocate for student opportunities with technology and computer science. She loves to travel, renovate historic homes, and laugh with family.
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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 att.com/aspire.