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District Leaders Discuss: Navigating Edtech and Equity Challenges

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Michael Henrickson  
Robert Junna  
Kyla Wisniewski  
Glen Zollman  

How are you ensuring your edtech investments are making an impact on students? Join ISTE and BrightBytes as they discuss navigating edtech and equity challenges with district leaders: Robert Junna (Mannheim School District 83) and Mike Hendrickson (Loudoun County Public Schools).

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Evaluate progress on the strategic plan, make course corrections, measure impact and scale effective approaches for using technology to transform learning.
  • Share lessons learned, best practices, challenges and the impact of learning with technology with other education leaders who want to learn from this work.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

With significant technology investments made over the course of the past year, districts are seeking how to identify both the return on their investments and the impact on learning from their hardware and software in use. ISTE and BrightBytes discuss navigating edtech and equity challenges with district leaders. This presentation combines an interactive forum with a panelist discussion. This presentation style encourages participants, regardless of role, experience, background to share their personal experiences, hear those of others, and come away with new ideas for promoting teaching and learning decision-making within their organization.

Outline

This presentation combines an interactive forum with a panelist discussion. This presentation style encourages participants, regardless of role, experience, background to share their personal experiences, hear those of others, and come away with new ideas for promoting teaching and learning decision-making within their organization.

Introductions - 5 mins
Panelist Discussion
- Promoting Digital Equity - 10 mins
- Understanding Edtech Usage - 10 mins
- Impacting Student Learning - 10 mins
Wrap Up - 5 mins

Supporting research

brightbytes.net

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Presenters

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Michael Henrickson, Loudoun County Public Schools
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Robert Junna, Mannheim School District 83
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Glen Zollman, BrightBytes

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