National EduJedi Gathering and Awards 2020

Dec 2 2020

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 “Do, or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda


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Get Inspired. This event hosts the rising stars of the K12 education world, awarding levels of EduJedi status to winners of the Learning Counsel’s national Digital Transition Survey 2020. 

One of the questions on this year’s Survey asked respondents to “Please describe what you think the future looks like for leading by your school or district.”  Answers coming in prior to the pandemic were very different than those coming after.  An added analysis will be presented in the first session. 

Winning schools and districts will be featured in two panels, plus two special Superintendent Spotlights. 

Companies selected by Learning Counsel will provide 10-minute briefings in a “Speed-Dating” hour. 

A final session will feature 2021 predictions by Learning Counsel for school and district technology directions, and  host EduJedi Leadership Society commenters.

2019 Survey Winners



Presented in Eastern Standard Time

Join us for the day or any part with one log-in, take breaks when needed, and rejoin again or leave a window open to the event all day. 

9:00-10:00 a.m. Survey Market Briefing


Presenter:  LeiLani Cauthen, CEO & Publisher, Learning Counsel News Media & Research

The 7th Annual Digital Transition Survey results in brief from over 400 schools and districts responding to the exhaustive study, combined with analysis of consumer markets and shifts in the national stage for learning affiliations. 

10:00-11:00 a.m. Winners Panel

Select award winners will be invited to share their journeys and accomplishments.  Stay tuned for who these stellar schools and districts will be, announced in October. 

11:00-12:00 p.m. Winners Panel 2

Select award winners will be invited to share their journeys and accomplishments.  Stay tuned for who these stellar schools and districts will be, announced in October. 

12:00-12:30 p.m.  Lunch & Learn with ACT, big news for 2021. 

12:30-1:00 p.m.    Lunch & Learn Classlink, big news for 2021. 

1:00-1:30 p.m.  Superintendent Spotlight

Our highest award winner and their team will be invited to share their journeys and accomplishments. 

1:30-2:00 p.m.  Special Achievement Spotlight

This session will spotlight one of the winners for an especially unique address to teaching and learning with technology. 

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Top-Tech News: Speed-Dating the Top Vendors picked by Learning Counsel

3:00=4:00 p.m. 2021 Trends Horizon & All EduJedi for Group Discussion

Presenter:  LeiLani Cauthen, CEO & Publisher, Learning Counsel News Media & Research; Author of The Consumerization of Learning and nationally syndicated Podcast host

Join this final session to find out why Learning Counsel has earned its reputation for “having a crystal ball.”   Specially invited Edujedi will join to comment and share out, and attendees are invited to join the general discussion at the end.


Haven’t taken the Survey Yet?  Take it here.  It closes Sept. 15th


Awards 2020 will be given in these categories below. 

See Last Year’s Winners StorySee Last Year’s Gathering 2019 Recap

EduJedi Gainers – Intentional ed-tech tactics in play. Deploying various digital systems and resources while executing change with students and teachers. Arresting any decline in engagement while already gaining ground with the community; headed for academic achievement growth.

EduJedi Innovators – Innovative use of ed-tech to engage students and the community. Trend-aware and utilizing various digital systems and resources to create gains; moving through change-management with students, staff and organizational supports. Making progress working on points of achievement improvement in critical subjects.

   EduJedi Achievers – Increasing screen/live teaching blended learning creating a magnet for student attendance. In-classroom redesign with some new staff supporting new instructional ed-tech function. An extension of offerings to support varied student and/or community needs and schedules. Various digital systems and resources including both discrete and adaptive digital curriculum becoming integrated; points of proven growth creating an increasing culture of achievement.

     EduJedi Knights – Intentional refinement of ed-tech tactics in play, including a good degree of integration between systems and types of apps, some administrative and personalized learning workflow enablement. Experience focus has moved beyond in-classroom redesign only to involve more spaces, more flexibility, and has emboldened initial changes in instructional/tech staff. Tech is embedded, not a separate “subject” only. Leadership is leveling up to challenge norms and create even better achievement results.

   EduJedi Masters – Good amount of screen learning/live teaching blended together into an increasingly student-centric model with a good amount of redesigned space, curriculum, schedule, and organizational/staffing restructure; integrated resource systems utilizing discrete and adaptive digital curriculum; good amount of workflow enabled; good focus on cohesive experiential aspects; rising achievement and increasing attendance/affiliation demand.

EduJedi GrandMasters – Very high degree of student personalized screen learning/live teaching blended together in a student-centric model with fully redesigned space, curriculum, schedule and organizational/staffing restructure of roles and responsibilities; high proficiency utilizing ed-tech; curriculum and administrative workflow algorithmically refined to perfection in full digital curriculum map at standards down to individual pathway levels; high emphasis on cohesive experiential aspects; dramatic achievement results and huge demand from students to attend or affiliate digitally.  

    Meritorious EduJedi – Prior Winners, an institution that has done another great innovation this year.