Past Virtual Events

Learning Counsel flash internet seminars are designed to be rapid researched-based professional development for education executives and administrators. Leaders in edtech and district and school transformation share their experience, best-practices and tools on how they are making the shift.

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Past Event Recordings

The San Diego County Office of Education's Innovation Division was uniquely situated and prepared to take on the challenging task of providing online distance learning to forty-three districts during the COVID crisis. This support was based on relationships that had been established between the Innovation Division and county district leadership. The opportunities provided were customized to fill the needs of districts and provided teachers support during each phase of their learning process. Their multi-pronged approach allowed for customization and was flexible enough to change as the district's needs evolved.

The instructional launch for hybrid learning requires faculty preparations, student onboarding, and relationship-building. This is the opportunity to set the foundation and expectations for teaching and learning for the school year. Discover how an independent study charter high school provides motivation and accountability for students to be successful in hybrid learning.

If there is a right way and a wrong way to organize hybrid learning in this new age, then the wrong way may be to keep doing what we’ve always done. Today’s environment demands flexibility, and student engagement is the big payoff. In this educator session, hear how two of Southern California’s most innovative thinkers approach hybrid organizing at both the school and county levels.

Preparing for a “new normal” involves an agile approach to teaching, learning, and leading. Members of the Spring Branch ISD Academics team share the work they have done to prepare and facilitate new learning at all levels, and the work they are doing to support all stakeholders as we launch a new school new year that is new “first year” for everyone in the system.

San Antonio ISD has all the complications of a large urban district serving a diverse student population while providing teachers with the systems they need to succeed in a virtual environment. Listen to their story as they put all the pieces together using carefully thought-out technology and stellar professional development to move seamlessly between their virtual and face-to-face plan.

What does digital transition mean in the time of COVID-19 and widespread remote learning? Hear how leading experts in Texas are meeting the challenges, removing the burden from teachers, and managing real equity for their learners.

The Ft. Sam Houston School in San Antonio, Texas has started the school year completely virtual. But plans are in place to transition to a hybrid environment. Hear from the EdTech team on how they helped teachers prepare for a fully virtual classroom and how they plan to help them transition to a hybrid model. You’ll hear what they did, what they wished they did, and what they hope to do!

What does it take to move to total student engagement with rigorous simultaneous remote and in-person learning for all students? Practices and plans are shared how Deer Park ISD is “building this plane as it flies” in this constant changing period.

Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City learned quickly about checking out devices and supporting student, parents and staff when schools closed in March. Participants are invited to learn with us through our trial, error and lots of grace best practices for logistics and support models for hybrid learning.

How do you know if your student’s eLearning is effective? In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, every school and district has increased its level of virtual instruction. But additional virtual instruction doesn’t necessarily translate into additional learning. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Back to (e)School Tactics discussions, some of the nation’s top eLearning experts explore new ways to take your students’ temperatures when it comes to actual learning and retention. How healthy is your eLearning program? Watch the virtual discussion and find out.

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