Virtual Digital Transition Discussion - New York, New Jersey

Sep 28 2021 to Sep 29 2021

Virtual Digital Transition Discussion - New York, New Jersey

12:00 - 3:30pm Eastern 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.


Sept. 28 - Leadership vs. Systemic Inequities – the Hybrid Models Workshop

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

  Rahesha Amon, Senior Executive Director for Leadership and Professional Learning, New York City Department of Education

  Nakia Haskins, Leadership Development Coach, New York City Department of Education

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. 

  Gary LoMonaco, Senior Director of Instructional Technology, ClassLink

1:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn

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

  Karen Watts, Executive Superintendent - Brooklyn North Borough Office, New York City Department of Education

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. Tom Palmer, Superintendent, Peru Central School District (NY) 

  Kaweeda G. Adams, Superintendent, City School District of Albany (NY)

  Marlon Williams, Principal - Dr Daniel Hale Williams School of the Arts MS 180, New York City Department of Education

  Panel Host


Sept. 29 - Reducing Teacher Burn-Out – New Leadership Workshop

12:00-12:30 p.m. New Leadership

  Kris DeFilippis, Director of Academic Response Team - Bronx Borough Office, New York City Department of Education

12:30-1:00 p.m.  Lunch & Learn - "Back to School Easier with ViewSonic"

Learn how to integrate ViewSonic® myViewBoardTM software into existing hardware and software setups to skyrocket student engagement without raising costs! We will discuss how to analyze your school's digital DNA to make more informed choices as we build more collaborative spaces that help bridge the learning gap.