Virtual Events

Past Event Recordings

Today’s times demand a whole new level of personalized learning to keep students engaged in various and ever-changing environments. With a focus on meaningful and applicable skills, a San Diego based charter school shares the ins and outs of setting up and monitoring student-centered learning plans and forming personal learning networks to facilitate a higher level of learning and agency. 

The San Diego County Office of Education's Innovation Division was uniquely situated and prepared to take on the challenging task of providing online distance learning to forty-three districts during the COVID crisis. This support was based on relationships that had been established between the Innovation Division and county district leadership. The opportunities provided were customized to fill the needs of districts and provided teachers support during each phase of their learning process. Their multi-pronged approach allowed for customization and was flexible enough to change as the district's needs evolved.

You can say many things about California, and chief among those is California is large – which means large problems and large solutions. In this administrators panel, you’ll hear how top administrators in the San Diego and Santa Barbara County Education offices are finding large (and smart) solutions on the path towards a digital transition for remote learning.

The instructional launch for hybrid learning requires faculty preparations, student onboarding, and relationship-building. This is the opportunity to set the foundation and expectations for teaching and learning for the school year. Discover how an independent study charter high school provides motivation and accountability for students to be successful in hybrid learning.

If there is a right way and a wrong way to organize hybrid learning in this new age, then the wrong way may be to keep doing what we’ve always done. Today’s environment demands flexibility, and student engagement is the big payoff. In this educator session, hear how two of Southern California’s most innovative thinkers approach hybrid organizing at both the school and county levels.

Preparing for a “new normal” involves an agile approach to teaching, learning, and leading. Members of the Spring Branch ISD Academics team share the work they have done to prepare and facilitate new learning at all levels, and the work they are doing to support all stakeholders as we launch a new school new year that is new “first year” for everyone in the system.

San Antonio ISD has all the complications of a large urban district serving a diverse student population while providing teachers with the systems they need to succeed in a virtual environment. Listen to their story as they put all the pieces together using carefully thought-out technology and stellar professional development to move seamlessly between their virtual and face-to-face plan.

What does digital transition mean in the time of COVID-19 and widespread remote learning? Hear how leading experts in Texas are meeting the challenges, removing the burden from teachers, and managing real equity for their learners.

The Ft. Sam Houston School in San Antonio, Texas has started the school year completely virtual. But plans are in place to transition to a hybrid environment. Hear from the EdTech team on how they helped teachers prepare for a fully virtual classroom and how they plan to help them transition to a hybrid model. You’ll hear what they did, what they wished they did, and what they hope to do!

What does it take to move to total student engagement with rigorous simultaneous remote and in-person learning for all students? Practices and plans are shared how Deer Park ISD is “building this plane as it flies” in this constant changing period.