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Personalized, Intelligent Professional Development for Teachers at Scale

Monday, June 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Personalized, Intelligent Professional Development for Teachers at Scale

Presented by Dr. Jim Furman, Executive Director, The Danielson Group; and Cindy Hamblin, Director, Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA)
Moderated by Richard Laine, Chief Innovation and Integration Officer, 2gnoMe

Sponsored by 2gnoMe Platform for Teachers

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Nearly every district in America will open this fall facing the greatest hurdles they have ever faced as they attempt to overcome the learning challenges of the current COVID school year. They cannot meet that challenge unless their teachers are well supported and provided with personalized, high-quality, professional development that will help them be at their best.

This edWebinar will elevate awareness of the frameworks of effective teaching, in person and online/hybrid, and share how these two frameworks are enabling school districts to personalize professional development for their teachers at scale.

The presenters will bring together teachers’ and system leaders’ perspectives from The Danielson Group and Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance to:

  • Share the importance of and understanding around these two powerful frameworks of effective teaching
  • Demonstrate how the system supports every teacher’s personalized growth and development at scale
  • Engage in a discussion on how to support your needs as you prepare your teachers for the coming school year

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. 


Jim FurmanAbout the Presenters

Dr. Jim Furman is the executive director of The Danielson Group. Dr. Furman began his career as an English teacher at Fannie C. Williams Middle School in New Orleans. He later served as a faculty member in English education at the University of Delaware and the University of New Orleans before returning to the classroom as a teacher and teacher leader at North High School in Denver.

He has coached future, novice, and veteran teachers from kindergarten through 12th grade in literacy, social studies, math, and science; supported school leaders in urban schools to build and improve systems of teacher professional development; redesigned teacher preparation programs, field experiences, and assessments; and conducted research focused on teacher preparation and adolescent literacy. He earned a Ph.D. in teaching and learning and an M.Ed. in reading education from Vanderbilt University, and is a graduate of DePauw University (English literature).


Cindy HamblinCindy Hamblin is the director of the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance (VLLA), a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit organization that brings together leaders from online learning programs in the United States to strengthen virtual education through leadership, advocacy, expertise and professional relationships. Cindy was the director of the Illinois Virtual School from 2009-2018 where she provided oversight of the quality of online courses, instructors and services to students. Cindy holds degrees from Southern Illinois University and Western Illinois University and joins the VLLA with 23 years of experience in educational technology.


Richard LaineAbout the Moderator

Richard Laine leads 2gnoMe’s content strategy. Previously, Richard served as the director of education at the National Governors Association and before that, the director of education for The Wallace Foundation, where he led its initiative aimed at strengthening the quality of education leadership and its connection to improving student achievement. Prior to his position at Wallace, Richard was the director of education policy and initiatives at the Illinois Business Roundtable, the associate superintendent for policy, planning and resource management at the Illinois Board of Education and the executive director at the Coalition for Educational Rights.


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2gnoMe is a powerful, cloud-based platform used to personalize teacher professional development for teachers and entire school districts. Most of the 2gnoMe-enabled professional learning frameworks are available for individual educators at no cost or adopted school or district-wide for greater insight at the administrative level. 2021 CODiE Awards Finalist – Best Professional Learning Solution for Educators.


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Monday, June 7, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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