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

Perhaps more than any time in history, our teachers and administrators need professional development to help guide them through the transition to an upcoming virtual/hybrid system of education. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Back to (e)School Tactics Discussions, four of America’s leading PD experts explore the logistics of professional development to see what is possible, what is working, and what will be tried in the future.

These are unusual times. The stress that the pandemic has caused is being felt by everyone, especially our students who are trying to deal with an unprecedented situation. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Back to (e)School Tactics Discussion series, some of the nation’s school and district leaders tackle the tough discussion of preparing our teachers to be social emotional leaders.

Making sure your learners receive a great school experience in the time of COVID-19, chock full of sports and other activities, is a lot like trying to solve a riddle wrapped in a mystery. To say the least, it is definitely more art than science. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Back to (e)School Tactics Discussions, leading district administrators from across the nation share their thinking as they try to solve the extracurricular conundrum for opening as hybrid schools this Fall.

If you throw a dozen balls in the air and keep them from touching the ground, while at the same time spinning a dozen plates at the end of wooden sticks, all while driving and texting at night on a rain-soaked highway, you still wouldn’t approach the complexity of figuring the variables for physical space and time rearrangement needed for America’s newest experiment in education – the age of the hybrid school. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Back to (e)school Tactics Discussions series, education leaders from some of the nation’s top districts discuss their plans – and how they were able to fill in the missing pieces to begin the process of a return, such as it is, to school this Fall.

Paramount in the discussion of reopening our schools are the implications of safety and security for our students and staff. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Back to (e)School Tactics Discussions, some of our nation’s leading technology safety and security experts explore the finer points of keeping our schools safe as we reopen schools this Fall.

With the uncertainty about the Fall opening of schools, the smart money says you need to be able to provide instant remote, built for any student and any staff member. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Back to (e)School Tactics Discussions series, education leaders from large and small districts as well as charter schools discuss their strategies to successfully provide on-demand remote learning.

 

When schools open to a hybrid learning model this Fall, many parents report that their children will not be returning. It is incumbent upon schools to not only provide a superior learning environment, but to be able to communicate that value to parents. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Dawn of New Strategies discussions, two leading California districts discuss their strategies for retaining their students during this time of pandemic recovery.

One of the most difficult aspects of our return to physical school is the question of proper social distancing. Even with a hybrid model of learning, the implications of student safety are massive, as is the planning needed to accomplish it. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Dawn of New Strategies series, school, district and BOCES leaders grapple with the tech needed to pull it off.

As schools open this fall after a long hiatus, school and district leaders are searching for the best way to construct a hybrid model of learning and the best tools to help make learning a success. As a concept, artificial intelligence is all the rage, but in actual utilization, most districts are still in the gee-wiz phase. In fact, it’s still hard to agree on the definition of AI. So whether we’re talking about machine learning, algorithmic decision tree logic or real conversational AI, student-led personalized learning is within reach and a must-have for the COVID/post-COVID era of learning

Any way you slice it, the CARES Act stimulus will bring a lot of money into K-12 this year. How wisely districts can utilize this funding will determine, to a large extent, the success they find as they create their own hybrid learning model this Fall. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Dawn of New Strategies discussions, you’ll hear some of America’s most successful district leaders share their plans for using the education stimulus

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