Back to School Tactics

No one knows for sure what will happen with the epidemic come Fall 2020, but one thing’s for sure: schools still want children to have a chance at learning. This special series of virtual events will help attendees fine-tune plans and cover all bases.

Thursday
June 18, 2020


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1Built for Instant Remote Any-Student/Any-Staff

Featured Panelists:
◆ Terri Novacek, Executive Director, Element Education (CA)
◆ Diane Harazin, Supervisor Instructional Technology, Prince William County Public School, VA
◆ Guillermo Tejada, Director of Instructional Technology, New York City Department of Education, NY
◆ Susan Moore, Supervisor of Blended Learning, Meriden Public Schools, CT

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Racquel Nedden, Coordinator, Online Learning Irvine Unified School District, CA
◆ Cristy Diazi, School Coordinator, Dysart Unified School District, AZ
◆ Kim Loomis, Director, K-12 Online and Blended Learning, Clark County School District, NV
◆ Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Unified School District, CA

What will it be like to come back to school but be ready for a second wave or any student or staff needing to be remote at any time?


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Tuesday
June 23, 2020


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2Security Cautions Now

Featured Panelists:
◆ Jason Borgen, Chief Technology Officer, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, CA
◆ Jessica Little, Senior Director, SELPA, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, CA
◆ Todd Dugan, Superintendent, Bunker Hill CUSD #8, IL
◆ Ashley Aouate, Data Security Specialist, Fresno Unified School District, CA

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Idrissa Davis, Executive Director of Technology, Saint Paul Public Schools (MN)
◆ David Feliciano, Chief Technology Officer, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, GA
◆ Tendaji Jamal, Chief Technology Officer, Pasadena Unified School District, CA
◆ Don Wolff, Chief Technology Officer, Westminster Public Schools 50, CO
◆ Brady Mills, Chief Information Officer, Westminster Public Schools 50, CO


New FERPA, HIPPA and other compliancy issues came up during quarantines with new tech in play. What’s new with security and cautions for schools.
Wednesday
June 24, 2020


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3Space & Time Rearrangement of Hybrid Schools

Featured Panelists:
◆ Paul Henn, Director of Learning Services, New Ulm Public Schools, MN
◆ Dr. Roland Rios, Director of Technology, Ft. Sam Houston ISD, TX
◆ Dr. Travis Taylor, Instructional Technology Specialist, Little Rock School District, AR

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Kami Thordarson, Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Campbell Union School District, CA
◆ Terri Novacek, Executive Director, Element Education, CA
◆ Chad Lewis, Chief Technology Officer, Tampa Preparatory, FL

Schools are encouraged to socially distance onsite, but what does that look like and how will schools manage the youngest students and disinfecting tech pieces?


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Thursday
June 25, 2020


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4The Extracurricular Conundrum for Hybrid Schools

Featured Panelists:
◆ James O'Hagan, Director of Virtual Learning, Racine Unified School District, WI
◆ Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer, Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, TX
◆ Dr. Leslie Standerfer, Assistant Superintendent of Academics, Buckeye Union High School District, AZ

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Brook Mulartrick, Project Consultant for STEM and Instructional Technology, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, PA
◆ Shelbi Blackmon, STEM Instructional Specialist, Houston ISD, TX
◆ Eric Godfrey, Superintendent, Buckeye Union High School District, AZ


Sports to eSports, hands-on labs, robotics, dances and graduations, what are the solutions and what will schools do.
Tuesday
July 7, 2020


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5The New Partnering Prospectus to Become Hybrid Learning

Featured Panelists:
◆ Maureen Miller, Director of Technology, Winnetka Public Schools, IL
◆ Rich Boettner, Chief Technology Officer, Hilliard City Schools, OH
◆ Dr. Susie Lopez-Guerra, Director, Community Relations, Santa Ana Unified School District, CA

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Derek Kelley, Coordinator, Instructional Tech Integration, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
◆ Niki T. Hazel, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum& Instructional Programs, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
◆ Gentle Blythe, Deputy Superintendent of Strategic Partnerships & Communications, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
◆ Gale Beauchamp, Industry & Education Partnership Director, Office of the Maricopa County School Superintendent, AZ
◆ Scott Murphy, Director, Department of Secondary Curriculum & District-Wide Programs, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
◆ Morcease J. Beasley, Superintendent, Clayton County Public Schools


A new range of skills and demands has emerged for remote and on-campus teaching to help heal America. Partnering in new ways can help.
Wednesday
July 8, 2020


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6Teachers as Social-Emotional Leaders

Featured Panelists:
◆ Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools, Napa County Office of Education (CA)
◆ Dr.Nicole DeVries, Director of K-12 and Gifted Programs, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA
◆ Jay Burcham, President, Brentwood Christian School, TX

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Maile Symonds, Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology, DC
◆ Dr. Chris Reiger, Director of Social Emotional Learning, Portland Public Schools (ME)
◆ Devan Bailey-McQuain, District Instructional Content Coach, Lafayette Parish School System, LA

A new range of skills and demands has emerged for remote and on-campus teaching to help heal America.


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Thursday
July 9, 2020


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7Teacher PD Logistics Now

Featured Panelists:
◆ Lisa Watkins, Director of School Technology, Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA
◆ Nicole Klues, Director, Professional Development and Online Platforms District of Columbia Public Schools, DC
◆ Morgan McLaughlin, Instructional Technology Specialist, MNIC Charter School, MN

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Ryan Carpenter, Superintendent Estacada School District, OR
◆ Michael Batira, Staff Specialist Dutchess BOCES, NY
◆ Virginia Ramie, Director of Student Success and Instructional Improvement, Osceola County Schools, FL
◆ Kim Cushman, Assistant Director, Classified Development at Kent School District, WA

Bring them in or offer continued teacher PD remotely, how mixed logistics are being planned.


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Tuesday
July 14, 2020


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8Tools for Understanding the Health of Your eLearning

Featured Panelists:
◆ Brian Seymour, Director of Instructional Technology, Pickerington Local School District, OH
◆ Ryan Gravette, Director of Technology Idaho Digital Learning Academy, ID
◆ Will Goodman, Director of District Programs, Idaho Digital Learning Academy, ID

EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Pete Just, Chief Technology Officer MSD of Wayne Township, IN
◆ Patches Hill, Chief Technology Officer, Director of Technology Operations Dept. of Education, State of Delaware


What’s happening with your log-ins, your student achievement remotely, and has anyone figured out atten-dance-taking? Plus how to use the information for improvement.

Excerpted from past virtual events:

“What we’re seeing now in our STEM program is that now we are coming into the student’s life because they have to be home. We all have to be home. So how do you find that center place? You find it in the virtual space of their computer. And that has a much different effect and outcome than if they are physically walking into the building. So we can talk about flipped classrooms, but I think at this point the classroom has flipped big time and I think it’s now what do we build from this transition, and what we’re looking forward to, going into the summer and fall.”

–Dr. Stephanie Stern-Protz
STEM.STEAM Specialist
North Bergen High School , NJ

“A lot of educators have gone through PD over the years to integrate technology in the classrooms. When COVID broke, they didn’t quite know what to do in some cases. And I’m not saying everybody, but there was a lot of trying to figure out how do we live in navigating this world. It was a little disheartening at first, but we are getting our feet underneath us. There are great conversations that are happening around STEM education and equity of access both with technology and access to community resources.”

– James O’Hagan
Director of Digital Learning
Racine Unified School District, WI

“It’s not going to be the same as if you’re in a brick and mortar situation. But I think the teachers have done an outstanding job teaching reading and teaching the writing at all levels. We have to make sure that our videos are a bit shorter at the end and engaging. The videos are designed with our coaches. We have a reading and math coach at every school. We also have tech specialists at all schools, so it’s a team of teachers who are designing these lessons. And what we have also done is we have divided and conquered with our teachers. We have vertical grade level teaming across schools and there might be a couple of teachers who are designing those reading lessons while others are designing math lessons. They’re able to really design quality lessons for our students at each grade level.”

– Cori-Ann Dimagio
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Regional School District 13, CT

“Some of the really amazing things that have come out of that are communication among the adults and planning more vibrant PLCs between the teachers actually using the platform. Yes it’s hectic to teach online, but in a real setting, you constantly have your 20 to 25 kids attached to you. It was hard to get a couple of thoughts headed in the same direction. In the online learning there has been the advantage of more time for collaboration. We have found that we are hearing from students that we did not anticipate. We are hearing more from students we have not heard much from in class. And so, in this new method, I would say the state-of-artness is really getting back to the personal interactions that we see taking place.”

– Connie Kolosey
Director of Media, Text & Digital Learning
Pinellas County Schools

“The 40/60 split was in the forefront of my mind as I started working from 7:00 until 7:00 on screen. So, I do want to say that that fatigue is real and it will happen to our teachers and our students as well. And so I think it’s really important to lay out the plan of the day, so we did that quickly. Our primary focus is to create normalcy for our students and create and continue the relationships that are built within the classroom when you are actually in a school. And the secondary piece was really continuing to educate our students and cover standards and make sure that the online learning was happening. It was really that social, emotional connection and normalcy. We realize that we’re not creating digital online learning; we are trying to learn digitally through the digital platform during a pandemic under stress. So, we keep that all in mind.”

– Lisa Riggs
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
Instruction and Assessment
Gresham Barlow School District, OR

“It’s very complex to really come down to a formula to our prescriptive time. But the 40, 60% that you guys are sharing, I think is very healthy. It’s very balanced. It is what most experts agree upon. There is some research that I looked at from the Harvard medical school and also some recommendations from the American Academy of pediatrics. They have a lot to say because they have a study on the effects of light emitting devices in the brain. So basically, what they have agreed upon is that really time is not the biggest problem, it is the quality of the content that the kids are being exposed to.”

– Nestor Restrepo
Director Professional and Digital Learning
Dallas Independent School District

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