Events Overview

Togetherness

Building relationships with each other locally and with helpful industry partners matters, even if we can't always be together in person. Learning Counsel live, virtual or hybrid events bring educators of all ranks researched topics and curated spotlights on edtech industry.

Learning Counsel works with the EduJedi Leadership Society, award-winning school and district leaders and teachers crafting every event for local speakers, national keynotes, and workshops.

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FACE-TO-FACE (Temporarily On-Hold)
1-Day Discussions
National Gathering
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EDUJEDI TOPIC TOURS
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Upcoming Events

April 22, 2021

51% of students have lower achievement according to a January 2021 national survey by Learning Counsel. School leaders have challenges assessing those gaps, addressing them and adjusting their curriculum planning.  Thoughtful human response combined with professional-grade quality tech, complete with simple user experience, may be the learning acceleration needed for your students. Attend this webinar to learn from peer leaders and experts as they share their best practices with orderly steps.

3:00 - 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

April 28, 2021

How does lesson planning work when teachers blend in digital courseware and outside collected works sites? What's different in designing learning in hybrid environments?

3:00 - 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

 

April 29, 2021

Learn about digital lesson planning with an eye to the sophistication of types of digital presentment. What is meant by user interface and user experience? See different scales that help you differentiate low-value from high-value resources.

3:00 - 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

May 6, 2021

Just because a student is conntected to the internet doesn't mean they have equitable access. Attend to hear the concerns and solutions from both technical and academic leaders. 

3:00 - 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

May 11, 2021

Digital Identity doesn't mean just a name on a roster with grades anymore. Explore how digital identity management is the true foundation of personalizing learning and building a modern cybersecurity program. Teacher time gains, student achievement gains, and general relief by administrators will be points in the discussion.

3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time

May 12, 2021

The newly distributed nature of driving achievement now includes parents and a needed increase in both communications and data sharing. Doing these things easily is the trick. What about Spanish-language transcription for one-to-one and one-to-many texting? Legal compliance in message retention? What data should be shared? What to consider when both the student and parents are “off-grid” and hard to find? Attend to learn and discuss the issues about opening new channels of access and inclusiveness for your school brand. 3:00 - 4:00pm EDT

May 20, 2021

The spectrum of technology use in K-12 has shifted. For some schools this meant the advent of technology to support remote and hybrid learning. For others, the more tech-imbued schools, technology use expanded to support new models of learning.

Join us as we reveal the eight major models of learning and discuss their organizational and technology implications.

3:00 - 4:00 EDT

September 14, 2021 to September 15, 2021

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.

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 school’s are doing. 

The EduJedi Leadership Society and Learning Counsel 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. 12pm - 3:30pm PDT Both Days.

September 21, 2021
Location: 

TBD

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.

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 school’s are doing. 

The EduJedi Leadership Society and Learning Counsel 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. 8am - 2pm CDT

September 23, 2021
Location: 

Cobb County Public Schools 

Hawthorne Professional Learning Center 

1595 Hawthorne Avenue SE

Smyrna, GA 30080 

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.

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 school’s are doing. 

The EduJedi Leadership Society and Learning Counsel 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. 8am - 2pm EDT

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Excerpted from the Emergency Virtual Discussion tour of virtual events:

“Our parents immediately became teachers in this. We were pleasantly surprised to find we were as ready for this as we are. There have even been overtures (by teachers) saying let’s a have a digital day once a week going forward in the future.

“However, I found our teachers were spending eight hours a day with students on screen, or video conferencing, so my immediate question was, how many hours a day are they spending engaged in this? Are they spending 12, 14 hours a day? Are they taking care of their own needs? Are they taking care of their family needs?

“And this one thing is required. We ask, did you make a daily contact with a colleague? Everybody has a team or a partner that they’re assigned to in our school district (buddy system).

“We first told the teachers that if they’re expecting to do everything they did during the day, to instead just cut that in half to start with and get down to the essential learning that they wanted to accomplish.’”

David Long,
Superintendent, Beaver County SD, UT

“We offered low challenge work upfront, learning the tools and slowly ramping up to try and return to a more rigor, but we are also not making any effort whatsoever to keep the schedule that was in place before this. We have certain times of the day that teachers and students are expected to do new lessons. Other times, it’s more like office hours. Teachers have to respect one another’s office hours. We’ve kind of outlawed the idea of days from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM that students need to be in here watching a live lesson. Teachers are allowed to do live lessons with the understanding that nobody is expected to attend them live, that everything will be recorded for when students can access that as they have the ability.

“We tend to not take the approach that, when a technology offering says schools or districts can act essentially as a parent surrogate and giving permission, our lawyers say, no, that’s not the case. YouTube a couple days ago said their terms of service changed, so if you’re not 13, you shouldn’t be using it. That’s thrown us for a whole new loop. We are scrambling to figure out how to get the YouTube videos that were in our curriculum out to students under 13 without them going to YouTube.”

Matthew Nickerson,
Instructional Technology Specialist
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD