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Tomorrow’s New Normal: What It Means for Professional Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Tomorrow’s New Normal: What It Means for Professional Development

Presented by April Mayo, Director of Instructional Technology, Clayton County Public Schools (GA); Katie Hansen, NBCT, Staff Development Specialist, Phoenix Union High School District (AZ); Bernadette Moreno, Professional Development Specialist, Phoenix Union High School District (AZ); Dr. Alex Leis, CEO, Boxlight-EOS; and Krista Walker, Professional Development Program Manager, Boxlight-EOS

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Teachers have had to navigate extraordinary challenges this past year which forced schools to reevaluate and reprioritize training programs to include a larger focus on education technology (hardware, software, applications, management platforms, etc.) to deliver lessons remotely. Watch this edLeader Panel on how to leverage the new foundational skills learned this year as a springboard for success in tomorrow’s new normal.

This  recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to K-12 school and district leaders.


April MayoAbout the Presenters

April Mayo is the director of instructional technology for Clayton County Public Schools. Located just south of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Clayton County Public Schools is the fifth-largest school district in the Metro Atlanta area. April has served 24 years in the K-12 environment. In addition to her seven years in instructional technology, she was a classroom teacher and media specialist. Working closely with teachers, media specialists, principals, and district leaders, April and her team strive to provide the highest-quality digital tools that maximize instructional time, increase student investment, and provide opportunities for immediate or timely feedback. In addition to providing the best solutions, the instructional technology team also provides comprehensive support to teachers.


Katie HansenKatie Hansen is a National Board Certified teacher and currently serves as the staff development specialist for Phoenix Union High School District, where she coordinates and designs ongoing professional learning for educators in her organization. Katie has 17 years of classroom and curriculum development and design experience at the secondary level and is a strong advocate for the advancement of the teaching profession. She is a contributor to state and local academic standards and teaching exemplars that help create high learning expectations and opportunities for all students. Katie currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and three children and enjoys the outdoors in her free time.


Bernadette MorenoBernadette Moreno is a Phoenix Union High School District alumna from South Mountain High School. She has been teaching in the Phoenix Union High School District for more than 22 years. Her focus as the professional development specialist is to deliver tailored professional development to all staff while supporting campus-wide AVID strategies (WICOR). Bernadette strives to build a sense of community through fellowship and creating opportunities for collaboration.


Alex LeisDr. Alex Leis is the founder and CEO of Boxlight-EOS Education, a leading provider of professional development services to educators and school administrators. The company specializes in large-scale PD implementation programs focused on teachers using technology to improve teaching and learning. Dr. Leis is an expert in the field and brings decades of both academic and business management experience in both Europe and the United States, including senior leadership positions at Ipsos, ImmediaEDU and now Boxlight.


Krista Walker is the professional development program manager for Boxlight-EOS Education, coordinating large-scale district PD programming. Krista is an educator with 25 years of experience. She is also a community and education advocate, program development manager, and curriculum author. Her other roles have included Adapted Recreation Coordinator, providing 21st century enrichment and academic programming for individuals with developmental disabilities; National Director of School Programs and Professional Development for Social and Emotional Learning in K-8 schools; Community Engagement Coordinator, and Consultant on grants and inclusive practices for state agencies and non-profits.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

Join the Professional Learning & Practice community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edLeader Panels, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.


Boxlight aims to help educators enhance instructional delivery and boost student learning with innovative solutions that range from interactive displays to complete STEM curriculum and exploration kits along with professional development services. Boxlight wants to ensure that educators have what they need to maintain learning continuity where everyone feels successful.



Tuesday, February 23, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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