Virtual Digital Transition Discussion - IL, OH, MO, IA

Oct 26 2021 to Oct 27 2021

Virtual Digital Transition Discussion - Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Iowa

12:00 - 3:30pm Central Daylight Time Both Days


What are the new schooling models?

70% of administrators are concerned about the logistics of time and space in hybrid schooling and what that does to teaching. What about hybrid simultaneous, hybrid logistics contemporary? Are there new responsibilities for the whole shift in digital learning? What about better understanding the developing ed-tech software scene? 

74% of teachers are feeling overwhelmed or burnt-out. A myriad of things can be done about this, but there is one that almost no schools are doing. 

The EduJedi Leadership Society and Learning Counsel News Media & Research are holding this virtual 2-day event to bring you both nationally significant insights and foster your local togetherness with your own local leaders sharing. You’ll be surprised how much you learn from each other.

This event is free to all educators only. Industry partners are required to sponsor. Please Contact Us for details.

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


Welcome!  Please register to receive all links to attend. 

This year's Discussion event is offered for your area in two afternoons, kicking off with sponsored lunch-and-learns and offering concurrent breakouts and premier speakers on topics we know are of interest.


Oct. 26 - Leadership vs. Systemic Inequities – the Hybrid Models Workshop

12:00-12:30 p.m. Leadership & Model Shifts

  Rich Boettner, Chief Technology Officer, Hilliard City Schools (OH)

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, Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink

1:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn

  Wanda Gray, Account Executive, Blackboard

  Nick Hall, Solutions Engineer, K-12, Blackboard

1:30-2:00 p.m. Ed-Tech Market Briefing Update & Intro to " Learning Leadership vs. Systemic Inequities"

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

There are eight main models of schooling today, several brand-new structures since the start of the pandemic that are now coming into focus. Market research indicates the biggest wave of stimulus funding ever, an opportunity for schools to carry forward mini revolutions of change for greater flexibility and personalization. 

2:00-2:30 p.m. Leadership & Model Shifts

  Dr. Paul O'Malley, Superintendent, Butler School District 53 (IL)

  Mrs. Farheen Beg, District Director of Technology, Butler School District 53 (IL)

2:30-2:45 p.m. Group Discussion & Video Showcase

2:45-3:30 p.m. Guest Educator Panel – Lessons Learned in Our Digital Transition

  Dr. Paul O'Malley, Superintendent, Butler School District 53 (IL) 

  Rich Boettner, Chief Technology Officer, Hilliard City Schools (OH)

  Maureen Miller, Director of Instructional Technology, Oak Park and River Forest High School (IL)


Oct. 27 - Reducing Teacher Burn-Out – New Leadership Workshop

12:00-12:30 p.m. New Leadership

  Ivy Nelson, Technology Integration Coordinator, Belton School District (MO)

12:30-1:00 p.m.  Lunch & Learn

1:00-1:30 p.m.  Lunch & Learn

1:30-2:00 p.m. About New Responsibilities for Leaders - Review the EduJedi Digital Learning Experience Standards for what details might be missing that could really help your whole organization.  Find out what sort of role shifts you should be leading and how.

  Chris McMurray, VP EduJedi Leadership Society

2:00-2:30 p.m. New Leadership 

  Dr. Victor Simon, Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (IL) 

2:30-2:45 p.m. Group Discussion & Video Showcase 

2:45-3:30 p.m. Lessons Learned in Our Digital Transition

  Dr. Victor Simon, Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (IL)

  Ivy Nelson, Technology Integration Coordinator, Belton School District (MO)


FREE to all registrants for prior study and live discussion with this event: 

  • Learning Leadership vs. Systemic Inequities Special Report

  • The EduJedi Dictionary with:
    • Draft Instructional Design Model
    • Draft Digital Learning Experience Standards
    • 200+ Digital Characteristics Dictionary 



“Learning Counsel is one of our beginning resources to help us to calibrate our plan.”

-Lindsay Smith, K-12 Supervisor of Educational Technology, Central Bucks School District, PA


So it just has proven the thoughts that the Learning Counsel has, like ”Okay, this is the way we've always done teaching, but is it the best way to do it? So trying to keep that traditional model and just translate it to online learning didn't really work out. So we're looking at; what is the feedback, what is the data telling us and how can we change that so that we do a better job next year and so we have teachers that are happier, teachers that are less stressed and then parents and students that are more pleased with the education that they're getting?

-Ivy Nelson, Technology Intregration Coordiantor, Belton School District, MO


It's a blast to be with you again. I am still like “Dude, how come nobody else thought of building this game board??” and what a great way to feel what you're talking about and learn all the great things you have shared around how technology really can elevate what we're doing! (In reference to the Hybrid Personalization Game shown during the day's briefing)

-Brad Moser, Director of Blended Learning, Blue Valley School District #229, KS