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School Leadership 2020-2021: Unprecedented Challenges in a COVID-19 World
Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Dan Domenech, Executive Director, AASA, The School Superintendents Association; Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN (The Consortium for School Networking); and Dr. David Schuler, Superintendent, Township High School District 214, IL, Chair of the CoSN Superintendents Advisory Panel
Program Host and Moderator: Ann McMullan, Project Director, CoSN Empowered Superintendents Initiative
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Leading learning in this new 2020-2021 school year comes with much more than the usual set of challenges for school leaders, educators, students and parents in K-12 education. AASA and CoSN came together and formed a partnership to assist school leaders in leading digital transformations.
Whether school districts are currently functioning in a traditional face-to-face teaching and learning setting, in a totally remote learning environment, or in some sort of hybrid model, maximizing technology tools for learning—as well as for school operations—has never been more critical.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Dan Domenech, Executive Director of AASA, and Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN, are joined by Illinois Township High School District 214 Superintendent Dr. David Schuler. Together, they share lessons learned over the past school year and describe successful leadership strategies for navigating the constantly changing challenges districts and schools are currently facing. Resources and tools from AASA and CoSN are highlighted.
This recorded edWebinar will be of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.
About the Presenters
Dr. Daniel A. Domenech has served as executive director of the American Association of School Administrators since July 2008. Daniel has more than 36 years of experience in public education, 27 of those years he served as a school superintendent. Prior to joining AASA, Daniel served as the senior vice president for National Urban Markets with McGraw-Hill Education. In this role, he was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. Prior to his position at McGraw-Hill, Daniel served for seven years as superintendent of the Fairfax County, VA, Public Schools, the 12th largest school system in the nation with 168,000 students. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York City and a Ph.D. from Hofstra University in Uniondale, N.Y.
Keith Krueger is CEO of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), a nonprofit serving as the voice of K-12 school system technology leaders. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2016, Technology & Learning selected him as one of the “big 10” most influential people in edtech, and the Center for Digital Education identified him as a Top 30 Technologist/Transformer/Trailblazer. In 2008 he was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. Keith has a global reputation as a key thought leader and has organized many senior-level United States delegations to visit Australia, Asia, Europe and South America to examine best practice in ICT in education. In fall of 2015, Keith conducted a Work Study on digital equity at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
Dr. David R. Schuler is the 2018 Illinois and National Superintendent of the Year. Known for his ability to inspire and build leaders, he spearheaded Redefining Ready!, the national movement to redefine what it means for students to be college, career and life ready while serving as the 2015-2016 President of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Dr. Schuler leads High School District 214, Illinois’ largest high school district, where he led the development of an innovative instructional philosophy around personalized learning experiences focused on career pathways, early college credit, and industry credentials that enables students to discover their futures while still in high school. The 44 pathways align with the 16 national career clusters and students gain real-world experience through youth apprenticeships and workplace learning experiences. Dr. Schuler earned his bachelor’s degree from Carroll University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
About the Host
Ann McMullan is Project Director for CoSN’s Empowered Superintendents Initiative. Ann served as Executive Director, Educational Technology in the Klein Independent School District, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. For 16 years Ann led the district team that provided professional development on technology and 21st century instructional strategies to 4,000 professional educators serving 50,000 students. Ann served as co-chair of Texas Education Technology Advisory Committee which developed the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. Ann serves on the Project Tomorrow advisory council and is a leadership consultant with Executive Service Corps of Southern California, serving non-profit associations. Ann co-authored Life Lessons in Leadership, a guide for leaders ages eight to 88.
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CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) is the premier professional association for school system technology leaders. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation. CoSN represents over 13 million students in school districts nationwide and continues to grow as a powerful and influential voice in K-12 education.
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