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Monitoring Student Engagement in the “New Normal”

Monday, August 17, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Monitoring Student Engagement in the “New Normal”

Presented by Dr. Aaron C. Spence, Superintendent, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA; David Din, Chief Information Officer, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA; Dr. Sharon Shewbridge, Director of Instructional Technology, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA; and April Hughes, Account Services Manager, CatchOn An ENA Affiliate

Hosted by Monica Cougan, Manager of Strategic Relationships and Initiatives, CatchOn An ENA Affiliate

Sponsored by CatchOn An ENA Affiliate

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With schools balancing varying modalities of learning, tracking student engagement is critical to evaluating the effectiveness of both in-person and virtual instruction. In this edLeader Panel, learn how Virginia Beach City Public Schools utilizes data analytics to monitor engagement patterns, application and device access, and more. The panelists discuss how they are leveraging usage data to support students virtually and make data-informed decisions regarding their online tools and resources. The team also shares best practices other school districts can integrate into their blended and remote learning strategies as they begin this unprecedented 2020-2021 school year.

Viewers will learn the methodologies being utilized by one large district to gather engagement data, assess usage patterns, and evaluate instructional technology access remotely.

This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels.


Aaron SpenceAbout the Presenters

A passionate and visionary leader in public education for 24 years, Dr. Aaron Spence is committed to ensuring that all students have access to the rigorous coursework, innovative learning opportunities, and resources they need to prepare them for success in college or the workforce. Dr. Spence has served as Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) since June 2014. As superintendent, he is responsible for the instructional leadership and administrative operation of 86 schools and centers serving more than 67,000 students. The more than 10,000 employees of Virginia Beach schools credit Dr. Spence with creating and fostering a culture where input is welcomed, opinions are valued, and differences are celebrated.


David DinDavid Din is the chief information officer for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He is an accomplished IT leader with 25 years of IT experience including eight years of management experience and has a proven record of success in managing enterprise class, high availability IT environments and teams of skilled engineers. David has a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team with particular strengths in organizational leadership and process improvement. He has a strong ability to see business-IT alignment and excellent presentation skills to effectively communicate complex technical information. David has in-depth knowledge of a broad range of hardware and software technology that allows for the development and implementation of technology solutions.


Sharon Shewbridge

Dr. Sharon Shewbridge has devoted her love of education and technology to inspiring the students of Virginia Beach City Public School for two decades. Previous positions within the division include Computer Resource Specialist, Assistant Principal, K-12 curriculum coordinator, K-12 instructional coordinator, and K-5 math coordinator. In 2014, Dr. Shewbridge was appointed Principal at Kingston Elementary School where she created and delivered professional development for principals that focused on Unpacking Curriculum Standards, Standards-Based Grading, Transformational Learning, and Aligning our School Goals to Transformational Learning. Currently serving as Director of Instructional Technology for Virginia Beach schools, Dr. Shewbridge has turned her talents to motivating and mentoring the next generation of instructional technology specialists.


April HughesApril Hughes, Account Services Manager for CatchOn, is an experienced sales and business development leader who has worked in the telecommunications, technology, SaaS, and education industries. April specializes in generating new revenue and driving growth for startups and multinational organizations alike. April’s previous experience includes Director of Business Development for CrescentLink Solutions, a leading fiber mapping software company, and education business development with Encore Technology Group, a system integrator


Monica CouganAbout the Host

Monica Cougan joined ENA in 2012. Bringing over 30 years of experience in technology integration, Monica oversees ENA’s partner program and product marketing initiatives. Monica’s prior work with education and the integration of technology in schools and districts helps guide ENA’s work with education partners offering outstanding programs to our schools. She has extensive experience in building collaborative network opportunities specifically videoconferencing and collaborative technologies. Monica continues to support national organizations advocating for the effective use of technology and supporting the needs of our education communities.


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CatchOn is a user-friendly data analytics tool that collects real-time data on every device, enabling school districts to make data-informed decisions about the apps and online tools their educators and students are using. In 2018, CatchOn joined forces with ENA, a leading provider of comprehensive technology solutions to education institutions and libraries across the nation. Collectively, CatchOn and ENA leverage their respective resources and expertise to deliver critical services and solutions that help school districts produce positive outcomes in the communities they serve.

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Monday, August 17, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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