Minnesota, Dakotas, Wisconsin - Hybrid Logistics, Secrets of Motivation, & Leading thru New Digital Learning Experience Standards

Mar 16 2021 to Mar 17 2021

Hybrid Logistics, Secrets of Motivation, & Leading thru New Digital Learning Experience Standards

12:00 – 4:00 pm each day Central Standard Time


This event is EduJedi Leadership Society Certified, educator attendees may claim a credential for attendance and certificate sent via email.


This virtual event is free to all educators. The EduJedi Leadership Society and Learning Counsel News Media & Research are responding to School and District needs with regional virtual 2-day events to bring both nationally significant insights and foster togetherness with local leaders sharing. 

Everyone responding to Learning Counsel surveys nationwide, over 27,000 educators from administrations in districts, schools and states, are concerned about defining what’s normal now.  Concerns range from streamlining lesson planning to recapturing missing students to managing special needs remotely.  The biggest two things were motivation and logistics. 

85% of educators are concerned about Student Motivation as their key issue in hybrid or remote learning. 

70% of administrators are concerned about the logistics of time and space in hybrid schooling and what that does to teaching. 

Learning Counsel has therefore put together special discussions centered around these two things primarily plus a much-needed new digital characteristics terms dictionary, and more. 



Tues. Mar.16, 2021 12:00-4:00 P.M. Central Standard Time

Day 1 - Hybrid Logistics & Secrets of Motivation

12:00-12:30 p.m.  Hybrid Learning Discussion with Guest Educator:

     Paul Henn, Director of Learning Services, New Ulm Public Schools (MN)

12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: "Solve Your Top Three Digital Learning Challenges: Access, Engagement, and Rostering"

While juggling in-person and remote instruction models, leaders struggle to address three critical problems:

  • Ensuring students have access to a variety of digital learning resources
  • Measuring student engagement with those resources
  • Rostering student data quickly and a safely  

Many districts are turning to single sign-on solutions that include analytics and automated rostering to solve these issues. This session will illustrate how districts can use these platforms to provide consistent access to digital learning and drive student engagement at home and in the classroom. 

     Lyle Dadian, Dir. of Instructional Technology, ClassLink

1:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn

1:30-2:00 p.m. Everything Changed: Using Space & Time Today and Hybrid Logistics Best Practices

     LeiLani Cauthen, CEO & Publisher, Learning Counsel News Media & Research

   Description:  What are the best practices being used in moving to hybrid, the behind-the-scenes logistics?  Interesting gaps have emerged that tech is rushing in to help.  New ideas like deploying PODs (Parents Over Development) teacher- leaders for neighborhoods to limit large gatherings on campuses, disassembling class structure into independent and distributed multi-grade home-rooms, partitioned on a campus, with tech to intersect students with teachers via auto-cohorting based on personalized pace for live or virtual classes using layered automated calendars tied to curriculum maps, and more. From the “we’re doing it on spreadsheets,” to the high-end systems, America’s schools are committed to delivering on the learning promise.  Find out what we’ve identified from numerous successful districts and schools, and what is yet to come now that hybrid and remote learning is here for all. 

2:00-2:30 p.mEducator Session on Hybrid Learning & Attendees Discussion:

     Tony Spence, Chief Information Officer, Muskego-Norway Schools (WI)

2:30-3:00 p.m. Educator Session on Hybrid Learning & Attendees Discussion: Title and Speaker TBD

3:00-4:00 p.m. Motivation Discussion - Featured Educator & Attendees Open Discussion

     Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent, Fall Creek School District (WI)


Wed. Mar 17, 2021 12:00-4:00 P.M. Central Standard Time

Day 2 - Leading Digital Learning Experience

12:00-12:30 p.m. Educator Session on the Digital Learning Experience:

12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: "Lenovo Windows In Education"

Lenovo will educate the attendees around Why Lenovo and more specifically provide some great use cases for windows based devices in K12 Education.

     Megan Corkell, Brand Ambassador, Lenovo USA

1:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn:

1:30-2:00 p.m. Digital Experience Standards, New Model of Instructional Design and Dictionary Defintions Workshop

     Chris McMurray, VP EduJedi Leadership, Learning Counsel

   Description: The experience of learning digitally is different than the traditional classroom whether hybrid or remote.  The EduJedi have been busy with creating a draft comparative model to the age-old ADDIES model of instructional design, plus a set of new Standards that acknowledge the emerging complexity in the software-side of choosing and using tools. Both of these new elements are accompanied with the new EduJedi Dictionary of terms.  This session presents these in brief and provides for discussion time about implementation and editing ideas from all attendees.  Be sure to read or at least scan your Dictionary prior to attending!  

2:00-2:30 p.m. New Standards & Basics Discussion with Educator:

     Dr. Lori J. Simon, Superintendent, Rapid City Area Schools (SD)

2:30-3:00p.m. New Standards & Basics Discussion with Educator: