Virtual Events

Past Event Recordings

The new school year is almost upon us, and many questions remain. Planning for the 2020/2021 school year is a guessing game at best, with one-part art, one-part science, and a generous helping of soothsaying thrown in for good measure.

March 11th marked our first day of the new reality in America. Since that time, calls to the Learning Counsel have been a constant.

The first in the series of Emergency National Virtual Discussions was held on April 2nd. This discussion, like each in the series, was ripped from the conversations that Learning Counsel is having with both education leaders and education vendors throughout America.

As we reopen our schools, everything seems to be on the table. The question of using true digital, professional-grade courseware vs. digitized, often teacher-created curriculum is an important one. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Dawn of New Strategies virtual discussions, you’ll hear some of our nation’s top digital experts discuss the pros and cons of this question in the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen and her team have been spending hours in conversation with school districts across America

As schools open this fall after a long hiatus, school and district leaders are searching for the best way to construct a hybrid model of learning and the best tools to help make learning a success. As a concept, artificial intelligence is all the rage, but in actual utilization, most districts are still in the gee-wiz phase. In fact, it’s still hard to agree on the definition of AI. So whether we’re talking about machine learning, algorithmic decision tree logic or real conversational AI, student-led personalized learning is within reach and a must-have for the COVID/post-COVID era of learning

This issue is paramount to the overall game plan for schools and districts as they transform their delivery model from one of a place-based system to that of a virtual, distance-based delivery system

Any way you slice it, the CARES Act stimulus will bring a lot of money into K-12 this year. How wisely districts can utilize this funding will determine, to a large extent, the success they find as they create their own hybrid learning model this Fall. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Dawn of New Strategies discussions, you’ll hear some of America’s most successful district leaders share their plans for using the education stimulus

There has never been a more urgent time for learning institutions to transition to a fully-blended model, with the ability to instantly change from an on-campus to an online trajectory

One of the most difficult aspects of our return to physical school is the question of proper social distancing. Even with a hybrid model of learning, the implications of student safety are massive, as is the planning needed to accomplish it. In this episode of the Learning Counsel’s Dawn of New Strategies series, school, district and BOCES leaders grapple with the tech needed to pull it off.

Never has technology taken on a greater role in education, and at no time has there been more pressure to get it right