EduJedi Leadership Society - Virtual EduJedi Awards 2021

Dec 1 2021

EduJedi Leadership Society - Virtual EduJedi Awards 2021

December 1, 2021 - 9:00am-4:00pm MST


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This premier event pivots on the results of the largest digital transition survey in the nation. Each year, thousands of schools, districts, and teachers respond and winners are granted EduJedi levels of achievement. 

Event Areas Covered

  • Digital Transition Administrator Survey Results: Hybrid Models
  • Digital Transition Teacher Survey: Role Shifts
  • Congratulate the Awardees
  • Hear Achievements

Hot Discussion Points

  • The shift in schooling models
  • Student recruitment & retention
  • "Being there," but digitally
  • Instructional design developments
  • Tech inventory complexities
  • Reducing teacher burn-out
  • Partnering with parents
  • Refining school leadership


AGENDA 9:00am-4:00pm 

9:00am-10:00am - 9th Annual Digital Transition Survey Market Briefing & Award Announcements

 Leilani Cauthen, CEO & Publisher, Learning Counsel

10:00am-11:00am- EduJedi Knights, Achievers Awardees   

  Katie Micallef, Learning Technologies Coordinator, Volusia County Schools (FL) - Knight

  Dr. Connie Kolosey,  Director Media, Text and Digital Learning, Pinellas County Schools (FL) - Knight

11:00am-12:00pm - EduJedi Innovators Awardees

  Dr. Karla Burkholder, Director of Technology Services, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City Independent School District (TX) - Innovator

  Dr. Lakisha Brinson, Director of Instructional Technology and Library Services, Metro Nashville Public Schools (TN) - Gainer

  Tekeshia Hollis, Assistant Principal, Henry W. Grady High School, Atlanta Public Schools (GA) - Innovator

  Amy Berns, Principal, Edison School of the Arts 47 (IN) - Innovator

12:00pm-12:30pm - Glowing Screen Award - "Solve Your Top Three Digital Learning Challenges: Access, Engagement, and Rostering"

While juggling in-person and remote instruction models, leaders struggle to address three critical problems:

  • ·         Ensuring students have access to a variety of digital learning resources
  • ·         Measuring student engagement with those resources
  • ·         Rostering student data quickly and a safely  

Many districts are turning to single sign-on solutions that include analytics and automated rostering to solve these issues. This session will illustrate how districts can use these platforms to provide consistent access to digital learning and drive student engagement at home and in the classroom. 

  Gail Dinkelkamp, VP of Inside Sales, ClassLink

12:30pm-1:00pm - Tech Imperative Award - "Building Digital Bridges to Support Being There When & How Students Need"

Teachers and students need educational digital resources from a variety of sources to support lessons and assignments in any digital learning environment. Join Barbara Nesbitt and Tim Beekman to learn how to design a digital learning ecosystem to support equitable access to all learning objects along with the customization of lessons and resources to create truly impactful learning experiences for all students. Discover how South Carolina K-12 districts are leveraging a unified platform for streamlined access and delivery of their licensed, curated and created content sourced from the state, school district, school and teacher, and how it benefits students by tailoring learning opportunities to “meet them where they are”.

  Dr. Barbara Nesbitt, Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, School District of Pickens County (SC)

  Tim Beekman, President & Co-Founder, SAFARI Montage

1:00pm-1:30pm - Mission Panel

  Kimberly Nidy, CETL, Director of Technology, North Canton City Schools (OH) - Gainer

  Dr. Tamara Willis, Superintendent, Susquehanna Township School District (PA) - Gainer

  Dr. Paul O'Malley, Superintendent, Butler School District 53 (IL) - Gainer

  Dr. Barbara Nesbitt, Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, School District of Pickens County (SC) - Gainer

1:20pm-2:00pm - Teacher Awards Spotlight

  Aimee Copple, Media Director & Technology Specialist, Redbud Elementary-Edmond Public Schools (OK) - Adept

  Dr. Denise Griffin, Special Education Teacher, Southmoore High School, Moore Public School District (OK) - Ace

  Lauralee R. Milberger, Third Grade Teacher, Highlands Elementary School, Highlands School District (PA) - Adept

2:00pm-2:30pm - Top-Tech 2021: Speed Rounds

  Nick Hall, Solutions Engineer, K-12, Blackboard

  Rachel Gutierrez, Account Executive, Blackboard

2:30pm-2:45pm - Secret Sauce Presentation

  David Jarboe, Director of Instructional Technology and STEAM, Harrison School District 2 (CO) - Gainer

2:45pm-3:00pm - Secret Sauce Presentation

  Rich Boettner, Chief Technology Officer, Hilliard City Schools (OH) - Gainer

3:00pm-4:00pm - EduJedi Predictions Panel 2022 

  Dr. Shannon Terry, Division Director, Program Integration Strategy, TEA (TX) 

  Dr. Erin English, Executive Director of Innovation, San Diego County Office of Education (CA) - Gainer

  Ellen Palmer, Program Administrator-Educational Technology, Pomona Unified School District (CA) - Innovator      


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