Dawn of New Strategies

New strategy directions are emerging, schools and districts are focused on workable remote learning and hybrid learning strategies.

Tuesday
June 2, 2020


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1The New Digital vs. Digitized: Differences & Impact Right Now

Featured Panelists:
◆ Senator Howard Stephenson, UTPresident, Stephenson Strategies
◆ Dr. Ryan Fuller, Director, Cobb Virtual AcademyCobb County School District, GA
◆ Andrea Connolly, Principal Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD, NV

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Pedro Hernandez, Supervisor of Instructional Technology and Innovation, Manassas City Public Schools, VA


Schools are discovering the big difference between digitizing teaching and the further reaches of true digital. Too many Zoom meetings, “AWOL” students, a lack of orderliness and predictable achievement with the materials used, all have the education market shopping for solutions. Now’s the time to discuss the differences.
Wednesday
June 3, 2020


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2Architecting Hybrid Learning Panel 1

Featured Panelists:
◆ Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director, Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL
◆ Dr. Jeff Wilder, Superintendent Wilder School District, ID
◆ Heather Sherburn | Assistant Superintendent | Lammersville Unified School District, CA

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Dr. Jay Lang, Superintendent of Schools, Chelmsford Public School District, MA
◆ Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Unified School District, CA
◆ Caitlyn DistlerCoordinator, Volusia County Schools, FL


How are smart schools moving to hybrid models, shifting teaching and learning, and managing all the requirements. Questions about how you schedule, “front line” versus “back line” teaching, and effectiveness abound.
Thursday
June 4, 2020


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3Architecting Hybrid Learning Panel 2

Featured Panelists:
◆ Monika Davis, Executive Director of Innovation and Information, Dekalb County Public Schools GA
◆ Michelle Eaten | Director of Virtual and Blended Learning | MSD of Wayne Township, IN

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Roger Goatcher, Deputy Superintendent, Manteca Unified School District, CA
◆ Emma Braaten, Executive Director for Digital Teaching & Learning, Chatham County Schools, NC
◆ Scott Holcomb, Director of Technology, Crosstown High School, TN
◆ Jason Jaffe, Director of Technology & Instruction, Central Bucks School District, PA


How are smart schools moving to hybrid models, shifting teaching and learning, and managing all the requirements.
Tuesday
June 9, 2020


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4Four Levels of Access Equity

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Dr. A. Katrise Perera, Superintendent Gresham-Barlow School District, OR
◆ Dr. Benjamin Picard, Superintendent Sunnyvale School District, CA
◆ Nicholas Chester, Board Member, Paullding County School District, GA
◆ Joanne Hozeny, Principal Bernards Township Public Schools, NJ
◆ Dr. Angela Whitelaw, Deputy Superintendent of Schools & Academic Support, Shelby County Schools, TN
◆ Kris Devereaux, Assistant Superintendent, Zionsville Community Schools, IN


Device, wireless, digital resources and now one more equity issue has surfaced. What are the dimensions of these, new methods found, and meaning for your schools. Creative solutions others are using to solve their equity issues.
Wednesday
June 10, 2020


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5Hybrid Schools Putting AI Personalization to Work Now

Featured Panelist:
◆ Dr Justin Aglio, Director of K-4 Academic Achievement & K-12 Innovation, Montour School District, PA
◆ Lisa Lund | Director of Educational Technology and Library Services | Denver Public Schools, CO

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Dr. Sheryl Abshire, Retired Chief Technology Officer Calcasieu Parish, LA
◆ Joe McBreen, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Consultant, former CTOSt Vrain Valley Schools, CO


There is a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence, but what does it do and what could it do for schools either as a system-wide layer to bring better data and decision making to personalize learning or within digital courseware. What schools are doing right now to investigate and use digital in ways that keep them relevant and appealing to returning students through ultra-personalization.
Thursday
June 11, 2020


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6Using this Stimulus Wisely to Go Hybrid

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Maile Symonds, Education Program Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, Office ofEducational Technology, DC
◆ Carla Wade, Digital Innovations Lead, Oregon Department of Education, OR
◆ Paula Daniels, Director of Educational Supports, Michigan Department of Education, MI
◆ Dr. Nicole DeVries, Director of K-12 and Gifted Programs, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA


The last major recession saw stimulus monies used in a different light than is now evident with a pandemic. What language in the new stimulus might allow more robust digital transition tactics? This event will include research info on waivers, the CARES Act, and what education leaders are saying is the most needed regulatory change.
Tuesday
June 16, 2020


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7Social Distancing Tech for Hybrid Schools

Featured Panelists:
◆ Dr. Stacey Perez, Principal, Classical Academy High School - Personalized Learning Campus CA

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Dr Amy Cashwell, SuperintendentHenrico County Public Schools, VA
◆ Kourtney Bostain, Director of Teaching, Learning & Innovation, Henrico County Public Schools, VA
◆ Michelle Eaten, Director of Virtual and Blended Learning, MSD of Wayne Township, IN
◆ Joanne Najarian, Director of Digital Training, Andover Public Schools, MA

What the technology of social distancing? How can schools get kids back together safely? Will it be possible to keep kids six feet apart, and what social-emotional impacts would that have? What are both schools and the ed-tech community including trauma experts already thinking about to manage the on-campus environment, transit of materials for remote users, and more.


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Wednesday
June 17, 2020


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8Overcoming your Public’s Reasons Not to Return

Featured Panelists:
◆ Brandon Burns | Director of Instructional Technology | Clinton County R3 School District, MO
◆ Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Superintendent Pajaro Valley Unified School District, CA

Other EduJedi Invited to Contribute:
◆ Paulette Donnellon, Board Member, San Diego County Office of Education, CA
◆ Jennifer Lawson, Chief Academic Offficer, Cobb County Schools, GA
◆ Dr. Drew Hinds, Technology Director - Silverton High School, Silver Falls School District, OR
◆ Dr. Ashley Cramp, Director of Instruction, Manassas City Public Schools, VA
◆ Tim Foster Principal, Southwest High School Onslow County Public Schools, NC
◆ John Bishop, Principal Averill Park Central School District, NY


Fear and attrition are predicted, but what technologies and actions could attract families back? Schools could see a renaissance of high-powered computing labs for students to learn graphic design, video editing, cod-ing, and more that are harder to do on small screens and expensive for individual families. Other things like robotics, projection engineering, 3D printers, using interactive white-boards, are really great appeals to win back students and parents. What proactive steps are schools planning?

Excerpted from past virtual events:

“We decided to break up our seven periods in four days. Mondays is really our meeting day with the instructors and team leads. And then Tuesday through Friday we do two periods each day, 9:00 to 10:00 and then 10:30 to 11:30. Then after that, the teachers choose what office hours they want to keep. And I stressed to the teachers to keep those office hours consistent and make sure your students know we do record their lessons. So, the students who are not online, they record us and then they put it into the itslearning platform. I don’t know if everyone else is experiencing this, but a lot of my students, the high school students, are actually having to work because their parents can’t. So, they’re missing that class time, face to face. But they can go back on later and watch and catch up on their work. They reach out to their teachers a lot and they tend to reach out really late at night. We’re constantly answering questions. We want to be there for the students. So we’ve had to put time limits and asking parents to stress to their kids at home. Please understand that we too are working at home. We have families at home, we need to have a cutoff at some point and to respect the boundaries in that. So that’s been a learning curve.”

– – Tisha Mesa
Campus Instructional Technologist
Heights High School, Houston ISD, TX

“You cannot pour from an empty cup, with regards to teachers going into this and really never ever turning themselves off from work, constantly being at work, constantly working on something, constantly being available to students, answering questions. We wanted to take care of that. We need to check in, not just to say what are we doing for the students? We have to the check in to say, how are you guys doing? We all left for spring break prepared to come to have a great break and then come back. But nobody expected to go on spring break and not come back at all.”

– Dayna Guyton
Dept of Defense Education Activity Grant/
AVID Director
Lackland Independent School District, TX

“One of the big deals that happened with our teachers immediately going into this is they didn’t know when to turn off or to take a walk or have a moment for themselves. I had teachers that were working 10, 12 hours a day on a consistent basis and thinking that they were only going to have to keep that up for two or three weeks. As we learned this was going to be something that was through the rest of the school year, it became critical to start having conversations with staff that were doing that and get them into a better routine and a better place as well.”

– David Long,
Superintendent, Beaver County SD, UT

“In our district we said no more than 45 minutes throughout the entire day would be screen and then the rest would be project and doing and thinking and getting off the screen just to have a diverse day set up. We were excited to calendar and we put it in three categories. The screen and the online learning, both synchronous and asynchronous, meaning that we might want to record some things, but if we’re focused on relationships and we’re focused on social emotional learning, that means bring your classroom together and have that relationship, teacher to student and then student to student. That’s so important.”

– Lisa Riggs
Assistant Superintendent Curriculum,
Instruction, & Assessment,
Gresham Barlow School District

“Our counselors and staff have been providing check-ins with students who have a 504 and IEP or who are identified as students that needed additional behavioral support. Our teachers also reach out to counselors whenever they check in with a student who is struggling. The counselors then reach out to the parents and ask what they can do to help. One of the first things that I started to teach our school was how we ask questions. Many times, people want to ask, why is this happening? Or why is this student acting the way that they are? But I stepped back and had them ask in a different way because many times people don’t know why they do the things that they do.”

–Claudia Castillo,
Social Emotional Support Coordinator
Lackland Independent School District, TX

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