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Thursday
April 2, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Zero Hour for Digital - Let’s Discuss

Featured in Discussion:

Matthew Nickerson
Instructional Technology Specialist
Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD
Ellen Palmer
Educational Technology
Pomona Unified School District, CA
Eric Godfrey
Superintendent
Buckeye Union
Dr. Kiesha Taylor
National Education Administrator
T-Mobile

What’s the #1 Priority right now? What are the challenges right now to create any sense of continuity for students and parents? Do we split our teachers into some building digital lessons out and some managing students remotely? What if students don’t have devices but probably parents do and maybe mobile phones? What if we’re out for the rest of this school year? What about special needs or inequities?


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Friday
April 3, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Online Resources Discussion – what sites, apps or systems?

Featured in Discussion:

Jasna Aliefendic
Coordinator of Tech Apps
Garland Independent School District, TX
Dan Downs
Director of Digital Learning
North Reading Public Schools, MA
Suzanne Lucas
Vice President, Digital Product Marketing
Scholastic Digital Solutions

Let’s share ideas for what to use for what from many of the people who really know what’s out there. Learning Counsel research and media is at the center of announcements coming in from thousands of companies for free or special plans. Also discuss how to streamline into most important resources, set policies for time blocks for teachers and student work, and deploy needed help and access.


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Tuesday
April 7, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Determining Short-term versus Longer-term Online Learning Strategies

Featured in Discussion:
Terri Vest
Dean of Students
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative | River Valley Technical Center, VT
Dr. David Long
Superintendent
Beaver County School District, UT
Dr. Erin English
Executive Director of Innovation
San Diego County Office of Education
Marty Reed
Chief Executive Officer
Randa Solutions

How long will you be out? Should you try to continue as usual or jump over to just continuing any learning? What are pros and cons of different strategies. Should you anchor your strategy around what students need or what you can actually pull off based on parent involvement, devices, teacher readiness and the type of digital resources you have or could get quickly.


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Wednesday
April 8, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Determining Right Plans Based on Inventory of Digital Resources

Featured in Discussion:

Becky Landa
Executive Director, 21st Century Learning
San Antonio Independent School District
Jim Fazzino
Supervisor of eLearning (BCPS) and Board of Education Member (CCPS)
Baltimore County Public Schools & Cecil County Public Schools, MD
Suzanne Lucas
Vice President, Digital Product Marketing
Scholastic Digital Solutions
Brian Seymour
Director of Instructional Technology
Pickerington Local School District, OH

The best plan for quickly moving to virtual learning may leave many “holes” in a full curriculum. Taking rapid inventory and how to think about what you have to do right now for initial starts up to fully scaled plans – including what to not do because it won’t work.


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Thursday
April 9, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Utilizing Teachers Remotely

Featured in Discussion:

Aaron Cooke
School Improvement Team
Southern Oregon ESD
Dr. Stacey Perez
Principal
Classical Academy
Ivy Nelson
Education Technology Manager
Belton School District #124, Belton, MO
Phil Jankowski
Assistant Superintendent
Armada Area Schools, Armada, MI
Tyce Miller
CEO
MobileMind

Using teachers remotely has different decisions you need to make right now. Are they trained at all to work remotely? Are you going to use all of them, or create cohorts to do various specific things? It depends on your plan of operations in virtual learning. This might be an opportunity to retrain some and use others differently than you might have thought.


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Friday
April 10, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Enabling Personalized Workflow Learning

Featured in Discussion:

Karla Burkholder
Director of Instructional Technology
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD
Tricia Kennedy
Exec. Director of eCLASS Transformation
Gwinnett County Public Schools, Atlanta, GA
Karla Kiper
Director of Technology Integration
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, LA
Ewan Brawley
Assistant Superintendent
Clackamas Education Service District, Seattle, OR
Todd Dugan
Superintendent
Bunker Hill CUSD #8, IL

There are two levels of discussion in this topic, the first is immediate reasonable implementation for anything that will help students self-navigate in curated libraries of materials for project work, courseware and the like. The other is true Personalized Workflow Learning, a.k.a. Uberization, that is the penultimate in transitioning to digital that intersects teachers as needed for the best in personalization and makes the most of either remote or on-campus and whatever blend of both fits. Most districts need the later right now, so they aren’t having schedule clashes and tripping over the problems of time and distance. What to start with now, what subjects are easier to implement than others.

Tuesday
April 14, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Leadership Briefing on Becoming a Fully Blended Institution: Getting to On-campus and/or Online Instant Flexibility

Featured in Discussion:

Brad Moser
Director of Blended Learning
Blue Valley School District #229, KS
Heather Sherburn
Assistant Superintendent
Lammersville Joint Unified, CA
Kahle Charles
Assistant Superintendent, Assessment, Curriculum, and Instruction
St. Vrain Valley Schools
Dr. Kiesha Taylor
National Education Administrator
T-Mobile

Why is it so hard to just flip over to virtual learning instantly? Peel back the layers of why and what that means for what you can do right now to make it easier in the future. Those who’ve gone before to get the systems, the interoperability, and the digital resources and courseware will share pitfalls and wins.


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Wednesday
April 15, 2020


11:00am PDT/
12:00pm MDT/
1:00pm CDT/
2:00pm EST
Pandemic Scramble - CIO Tips

Featured in Discussion:

Drew Hinds
Technology Director - Silverton High School
Silver Falls School District, Silverton, OR
Stuart Long
Chief Information Officer
Clackamas Education Service District , Seattle, WA
Joe Phillips
Director of Technology
Kansas City Public Schools, MO
Dr. Kiesha Taylor
National Education Administrator
T-Mobile

CIOs and the instructional tech teams are all working double overtime nationwide, mostly from home. Some of the questions many are having to answer right now include equity of access issues, getting enough content rapidly integrated, and more. What do some of the bright stars say about what to do and how to prioritize?


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