Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts - Hybrid Logistics, Secrets of Motivation, & Leading thru New Digital Learning Experience Standards

Mar 9 2021 to Mar 10 2021

Hybrid Logistics, Secrets of Motivation, & Leading thru New Digital Learning Experience Standards

12:00 – 4:00 pm each day Eastern Standard Time


This event is EduJedi Leadership Society Certified, educator attendees may claim a credential for attendance and certificate sent via email.


This virtual event is free to all educators. The EduJedi Leadership Society and Learning Counsel News Media & Research are responding to School and District needs with regional virtual 2-day events to bring both nationally significant insights and foster togetherness with local leaders sharing. 

Everyone responding to Learning Counsel surveys nationwide, over 27,000 educators from administrations in districts, schools and states, are concerned about defining what’s normal now.  Concerns range from streamlining lesson planning to recapturing missing students to managing special needs remotely.  The biggest two things were motivation and logistics. 

85% of educators are concerned about Student Motivation as their key issue in hybrid or remote learning. 

70% of administrators are concerned about the logistics of time and space in hybrid schooling and what that does to teaching. 

Learning Counsel has therefore put together special discussions centered around these two things primarily plus a much-needed new digital characteristics terms dictionary, and more. 



Tues. Mar. 9, 2021 12:00-4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Day 1 - Hybrid Logistics & Secrets of Motivation

12:00-12:30 p.m.  Hybrid Learning Discussion with Guest Educator:

     Kerry Gallagher, Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, St. John’s Prep (MA)

12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn: "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. 

     Bob Chappell, VP of Instructional Technology, ClassLink

1:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch & Learn

1:30-2:00 p.m. Everything Changed: Using Space & Time Today and Hybrid Logistics Best Practices

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

   Description:  What are the best practices being used in moving to hybrid, the behind-the-scenes logistics?  Interesting gaps have emerged that tech is rushing in to help.  New ideas like deploying PODs (Parents Over Development) teacher- leaders for neighborhoods to limit large gatherings on campuses, disassembling class structure into independent and distributed multi-grade home-rooms, partitioned on a campus, with tech to intersect students with teachers via auto-cohorting based on personalized pace for live or virtual classes using layered automated calendars tied to curriculum maps, and more. From the “we’re doing it on spreadsheets,” to the high-end systems, America’s schools are committed to delivering on the learning promise.  Find out what we’ve identified from numerous successful districts and schools, and what is yet to come now that hybrid and remote learning is here for all. 

2:00-2:30 p.mEducator Session on Hybrid Learning & Attendees Discussion:

     Terri Vest, Dean of Students - River Valley Technical Center, Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative (VT)

2:30-3:00 p.m. Educator Session on Hybrid Learning & Attendees Discussion: “In Person/Remote Simultaneous Learning Discussion and On-Site COVID-19 Testing – Diagnostic”

     Dr. Paul O’Malley, Superintendent, Butler School District 53 (IL)

     Dr. Victor Simon, Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (IL)

3:00-4:00 p.m. Motivation Discussion - Featured Educator & Attendees Open Discussion

     Dr. Paul O’Malley, Superintendent, Butler School District 53 (IL)
     Dr. Victor Simon, Superintendent, Gower School District 62 (IL)


Wed. Mar 10, 2021 12:00-4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Day 2 - Leading Digital Learning Experience

12:00-12:30 p.m. Educator Session on the Digital Learning Experience: "Successful Planning and Implementation of a K-12 Digital Learning Environment"