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Social-Emotional Learning: Leveraging Technology to Care for All
Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Ann Levett, Superintendent, Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools (GA); Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District (CA); and Mr. Glenn Robbins, Superintendent, Brigantine Public Schools (NJ)
Moderated by Ann McMullan, Project Director, CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) EmpowerED Superintendent Initiative
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One of the key functions of education is building skills, not only for academic success, but also for understanding mental, social, and emotional wellbeing. Critical capabilities that include empathy, grit, persistence, flexibility, and adaptability shape mindsets which enhance successful learning, collaboration and problem-solving. Though these aspects of learning have always been important, the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic heightened the need to address the social and emotional aspects of learning, not only for students and their families, but also for teachers, school leaders and administrators. The use of technology to meet these social and emotional essentials has also been heightened over the past months. Today educators are challenged to think about how technology can enhance and/or diminish the social-emotional needs they must address.
In this edWebinar, three innovative, compassionate superintendents share how they address the social and emotional needs of the students, staff, and families in their school districts. They will each review the strategies and practices they are leading in their districts to leverage technology tools to address the challenges of social-emotional learning.
This edWebinar is of particular value to superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring school leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panelists during the live broadcast.
About the Presenters
Dr. M. Ann Levett was appointed Superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools in June 2017. Dr. Levett began her career in Savannah as a speech and language pathologist and moved to positions in leadership throughout her K-12 career and at Antioch University McGregor (OH), the Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine (CT), and Macon State College (GA). Dr. Levett also served as a board member for New Haven Public Schools (CT) and consulted on significant reform and community development efforts in several international communities.
Dr. Levett, a former member of the Executive Committee of AASA, the national School Superintendents Association, is a published author and nationally known speaker. Among her most recent notable achievements are 2021 Georgia Carl Perkins awardee, 2020 University of Georgia College of Education Lifetime Achievement awardee, 2019 Georgia Outstanding Woman, and 2019 Georgia Department of Education’s STEM and STEAM Advocate of the Year. Follow Dr. Levett on Twitter @AnnLPGA.
Dr. David Miyashiro currently serves as Superintendent of Cajon Valley Union School District (CVUSD) in California. David completed his doctoral studies at UCLA. He was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by ACSA (Association of California School Administrators), Region 18. Cajon Valley’s vision of “Happy Kids, Engaged in Healthy Relationships, on a Path to Gainful Employment” and its signature career development program “The World of Work” has garnered both national and global recognition. Follow Dr. Miyashiro on Twitter @davidmiyashiro.
Glenn Robbins is Superintendent of Brigantine Public Schools in New Jersey. His passion is harnessing a school culture that thrives on design thinking skills, innovative digital spaces, high caliber professional development, exponential thinking, BYOD/1to1, Social-Emotional Learning, Zen Dens and Makerspaces. Glenn encourages all students to have a voice, not only in building a school culture, but also in designing student-led courses. Glenn has been recognized by numerous organizations for his innovative technology implementation methods and has been a featured speaker at numerous events across the globe. Glenn is a proud mentor for the AASA Aspiring Superintendent Academy, CoSN Empowered Superintendent Panel, NASSP National Digital Principal of the Year, and co-chair for New Jersey’s NJASA Technology Committee. Mr. Robbins believes “by empowering students and staff to have a growth mindset through design thinking, while implementing digital tools, we better prepare them for the profound shifts that they will encounter in life.” Follow Glenn on Twitter @GlennR1809.
About the Host
Ann McMullan is Project Director for CoSN’s EmpowerED Superintendents Initiative. Ann served as Executive Director for Educational Technology in Klein ISD 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 educators serving 50,000 students. She was co-chair of the Texas Education Technology Advisory Committee which developed the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology.
Today, Ann works as a public speaker, writer, and consultant focused on leadership to meet the needs of today’s students. Ann serves on the edWeb.net Advisory Board, ClassLink’s Senior Advisors Group, and is a founding member of ERDI’s Ed Leadership Council. She also volunteers as a leadership consultant with Executive Service Corps of Southern California, serving non-profit associations. Ann is co-author of Life Lessons in Leadership, available on Amazon.com.
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