Virtual Events

Past Event Recordings

Edison Learning, the venerable education company, may be 20 this year, but you are never too old to learn. In this presentation, Nicholas Carlucci, Chief of Business Development and Sr. Operations Officer at Edison Learning, and Dr. Wendy Oliver, Chief Learning Officer at Edison Learning, open it up to the floor to ask questions and discuss strategy with attendees. Questions under discussion include, Will you be beholden to seat-time for your COVID-19 response/on-time to graduate interventions? And, assuming things return to normal in May, do you intend to Extend the school year or Offer Summer School classes? These are important questions, and answers come in real time. For more, click and watch this presentation.

Attendees at the Learning Counsel’s National Gathering and Awards 2020 were treated to an e-sports presentation by Dr. Katrina Adkins, Senior Program Director- K12/Higher Ed Solutions at SHI.

“What's interesting about e-sports is that it has been around since the 1970s,” said Dr. Adkins. “The concept of gaming in schools is not something new. We're figuring out in the education space how to make it happen safely, how to give students a new opportunity not only to gain valuable job and life skills, but for entry into colleges."

Watch this fascinating presentation and learn how a shift in communications led by school closings in March – May 2020 is changing education forever.

One of the most popular features of the Learning Counsel’s Digital Transition Discussion is the Local Panel of Administrator’s discussion, which features some of the sharpest minds in education. In this discussion, Dr. Keith Osburn, Chief Information Officer at the Georgia Department of Education, Tricia Kennedy, Executive Director, Instructional Development & Support at Gwinnett County Public Schools, and Janell McClure, EdS., Director, Applied Learning and Design - Division of Teaching and Learning at the Cobb County School District

Eddie Millwood, Director of Digital Convergence at Hall County Schools and Penny Christensen, E-Learning Specialist at Hall County Schools are learning how to make virtual learning work for the district’s 27,000 students. In this educator session, they share strategies for supporting virtual teachers in their district and some very carefully thought-out next steps in their virtual journey.

Join the Cobb County School District Instructional Technology team as they share how their Future Focus philosophy led to a smoother transition for teachers during Remote Learning due to a worldwide pandemic. We will discuss the steps taken before, during, and after to prepare & support our district.

Jay Heap, Associate Superintendent for Enterprise Services and Applications at the Georgia Department of Education and Sarah Newman, Supervisor of District Support at Georgia Virtual Learning look at the challenges for classroom teachers created by remote learning in March and the ability to transform teaching models to meet the needs of families and students. These experts focus on future opportunities and learning models that will bring positive change to learning environments for all children.

Dr. Matt Waymack, Director of eCLASS Development at Gwinnett County Public Schools takes you on a fascinating step by step journey as the district transformed during the COVID-19 closure. You’ll hear how the district made technology decisions, get an insider’s view of their instructional strategy, and learn about how they handled staffing and substitute teacher issues to keep the learning going.

Dr. Debbie Durrence, Chief Data Officer at Gwinnett County Public Schools shares her district’s initiative to transform teaching and learning through a concerted focus on student data. You’ll hear how they took their information management and technology division and divided it into data governance, information security, and information management and technology. The result was the ability to meet the needs of all their students in the school district and provide parents with a choice in what that learning would look like for their students as they moved into this very different school year.

There’s some magic happening in Georgia, particularly around the Atlanta area. The friendly competition between districts on ed-tech had been going on for years before the sweep of the pandemic. What Learning Counsel found is a mindset difference that allowed a calmer transition into quarantines than virtually anywhere else in America. The new normal of hybrid learning has been an adaptation these districts were already going toward – but what really lies beneath such leaders is a culture of excellence. This webinar is a conversation about the logistical differences and adjustments of these districts, with additional questions regarding the mindset and leadership moves made by all.