How to Prepare for the Next School Year

Tech & Learning, in partnership with K20Connect, offers this one-day conference to help districts take the lessons learned from current remote learning programs to create a long-term plan that supports effective teaching and learning both online and in person. 

 

The conference was hosted on Friday, May 29, 2020 with over 1200 attendees.

You can still access all recorded sessions with over 70 hours worth of content, resources for professional development, and sponsor information. Register to access the on-demand content. 

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TESTIMONIALS

"Awesome experience. Well ran and quite informative. Thank you!" 

"Every time I attend a Tech & Learning event, in person or virtual, I gain new knowledge. The connections I have made through these opportunities are so valuable. I have not only gained colleagues I can reach out to but friends I can count on." 

"A full day of learning."

"Good experience would be nice to have more sponsored vendors."

"Good foundational understanding and presentation Great use of time and timely topics." 

"I appreciate all the information and the resources the speakers were able to give us knowing that we are in such a rare time in education. Thank you for making this happen!" 

"I appreciated the current information and tools from the blended learning track." 

"I came into this expecting to be bored. I have been pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the day. The information given was stellar."

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Sessions are divided into tracks to meet the needs of district teams including:

  • Technology and Curriculum Directors
  • Tech/Academic Coaches
  • CTOs/CAOs
  • School Board Members
  • Superintendents
  • State Leaders
  • Regional Education Agencies
  • Principals

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • How to support ongoing professional development
  • How to build a long-term Social Emotional Learning program to support your entire school community
  • How to maximize your federal funding How you can support the changing roles of the educators
  • How you can use data to future-proof your district plan
  • PLUS: The “Leadership Lounge” will offer district leaders the opportunity to share challenges and successes in moderated small group discussions.

SPONSORS

PARTNERS

Contact
Allison Knapp
Allison.Knapp@Futurenet.com

Contact
Joe Rotondo
joe.rotondo@futurenet.com

SPEAKERS

AGENDA

The Conference Program offers an interactive experience with multiple sessions offered every hour. Attendees can personalize their schedules to create an individualized program that meets their unique professional development needs, with the following elements available: 

Interactive Tracks with 45 min sessions on the following topics: 

  1. Developing an Instructional Continuity Plan for Any Emergency (Marie Izquierdo, Chief Academic Officer, Miami-Dade County Public Schools)
  2. Making the Most of Your Federal Funding (Susan Gentz, Consultant, K20Connect)
  3. Preparing for New Learning Ecosystems (Frances Gipson, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University & Director, Urban Leadership Program)
  4. Planning for Effective Leadership During Transitional Times (Arati Nagaraj, Senior Consultant, K20Connect)
  5. Transitioning from Remote to Blended Learning (Dr. Kecia Ray, author, consultant, and Brand Ambassador for Tech & Learning)
  6. Celebrating Teachers (Angela Maiers, Keynote, Author, Founder, @Choose2Matter)

Leadership Lounge: Small group discussions facilitated by Tech & Learning Editors covering the following topics: Planning for Next School Year, Device Management, Digital Equity, Planning for Blended Learning, Redefining Learning Spaces, Data Privacy, Changing Pedagogy, Digital Citizenship, and Supporting Special Education.

Dedicated Sponsor Sessions: Dedicated meeting time for sponsors & attendees

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM (EDT)
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Leadership Lounge: An Open Discussion with District Leaders on Planning for Next School Year (Presenter: Joel Handler, Stacy Royster)
Future Proofing Special Education Supports (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Supporting Teachers: A 3 pronged approach (Presenter: Marie Izquierdo)
Transitioning from Remote to Restart (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (EDT)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Developing an Instructional Continuity Plan for Any Emergency (Presenter: Marie Izquierdo)
Stimulus Primer (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Device Management (Presenter: Kyle Berger, Andrew Wallace)
Blended Learning: Models and Research (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Stimulus: Advanced Tips (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Celebrating Teachers with Angela Maiers (Presenter: Angela Maiers)
CatchOn: Shifting to eLearning – How to Measure Effectiveness: A District Spotlight! (Presenter: Monica Cougan & Neal Weaver)
Developing an Instructional Continuity Plan for Any Emergency (Presenter: Marie Izquierdo)
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Digital Equity (Presenter: Adam Phyall, Todd Dugan)
What's Next? Modern Learning Systems for Learners and Leaders (Presenter: Frances Gipson, Ph.D.)
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Planning for Blended Learning (Presenter: Tracy Daniel-Hardy, Sheryl Abshire)
Setting Board Priorities During a Crisis (Presenter: Arati Nagaraj)
Stimulus Primer (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Celebrating Teachers with Angela Maiers (Presenter: Angela Maiers)
Designing Instruction in Blended Learning Environments (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
Whole Child & Whole Educator: Social Emotional Learning Supports (Presenter: Frances Gipson, Ph.D.)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (EDT)
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Redefining Learning Spaces (Presenter: Phil Hintz)
Designing Instruction in Blended Learning Environments (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
FileWave: Managing Multi-OS Devices in an Era of Schools Without Walls (Presenter: Stephen Mirante & Michael Hughes)
Closing the Achievement Gap: Road from Recovery to ReStart (Presenter: Marie Izquierdo)
Digital Storytelling: Enterprise Reporting and Actionable Equity (Presenter: Frances Gipson, Ph.D.)
Role of the Board and Relationship to Staff During a Crisis (Presenter: Arati Nagaraj)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM (EDT)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
What's Next? Modern Learning Systems for Learners and Leaders (Presenter: Frances Gipson, Ph.D.)
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Data Privacy (Presenters: Eileen Belastock, Karen Fuller)
Closing the Achievement Gap: Road from Recovery to ReStart (Presenter: Marie Izquierdo)
Selecting Digital Content to Engage Learners (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
Classcraft: The Future of SEL: Developing CASEL competencies in any learning environment
Future Proofing Special Education Supports (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Celebrating Teachers with Angela Maiers (Presenter: Angela Maiers)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (EDT)
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Community Engagement During a Crisis (Presenter: Arati Nagaraj)
Transitioning from Remote to Restart (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
Supporting Teachers: A 3 pronged approach (Presenter: Marie Izquierdo)
Stimulus: Advanced Tips (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Celebrating Teachers with Angela Maiers (Presenter: Angela Maiers)
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Changing Pedagogy (Presenters: Matthew X. Joseph, Chris Casal, Rick Cave)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM (EDT)
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Stimulus Primer (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Whole Child & Whole Educator: Social Emotional Learning Supports (Presenter: Frances Gipson, Ph.D.)
Selecting Digital Content to Engage Learners (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
Setting Board Priorities During a Crisis (Presenter: Arati Nagaraj)
Supporting Teachers: A 3 pronged approach (Presenter: Marie Izquierdo)
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Digital Citizenship (Presenters: Paul Sanfrancesco, Lisa Nielsen, Laura Ogando)
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Measuring Success in Blended Learning (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray & Mark Vineis)
Role of the Board and Relationship to Staff During a Crisis (Presenter: Arati Nagaraj)
Digital Storytelling: Enterprise Reporting and Actionable Equity (Presenter: Frances Gipson, Ph.D.)
Stimulus: Advanced Tips (Presenter: Susan Gentz)
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Supporting Mental Health & Special Education (Presenter: MIssy Brooks & Lindsey Kucich , Ed.S)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM (EDT)
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Celebrating Teachers with Angela Maiers (Presenter: Angela Maiers)
Blended Learning: Models and Research (Presenter: Dr. Kecia Ray)
What's Next? Modern Learning Systems for Learners and Leaders (Presenter: Frances Gipson, Ph.D.)
Community Engagement During a Crisis (Presenter: Arati Nagaraj)
Leadership Lounge: Open Discussion for District Leaders on Planning for Next School Year (Presenters: Ken Wallace, Jim Klein)

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