Reboot Education: It’s Time to Do It!

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Dr. Sheryl Abshire  
Frankie Jackson  
Donna Williamson  

Explore the power of building a sustainable learning continuity plan and reboot education in your district. Take advantage of pre-existing strategies as technology and instructional needs change, creating a win-win. Review frameworks for delivering education using some old, some new and whole lot of experience, innovation and creativity.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, PC
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Build on the shared vision by collaboratively creating a strategic plan that articulates how technology will be used to enhance learning.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gather input on the plan, celebrate successes and engage in a continuous improvement cycle.
Systems Designer
  • Ensure that resources for supporting the effective use of technology for learning are sufficient and scalable to meet future demand.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

1. Participants will discuss innovative frameworks that are flexible, sustainable, performance based, and cost effective – all geared towards delivering ubiquitous instruction. They will learn how to create or modify the framework and align it with school system strategic plans and administrative-instructional-technological approaches to address learning continuity.
2. Participants will review the impact of national data to provide insight into learning continuity and successful student experiences.
3. Participants will engage in interactive discussions on using analytics to guide practice and create their own successful strategies.


Covid 19 has been a catalyst for change in education . This new educational landscape is a work in progress and will be for several years to come. The session will be divided into 3 equal segments. In segment 1, we will review frameworks that can help districts access themselves as to where they are in developing a learning continuation plan. The second segment will focus on survey data concerning what worked and what didn't work in 2020 through early 2021. The final segment will focus on tools that can be used for easy access, guide teacher/parent/student conversations, and evaluate tools based on engagement and cost. Through all segments, participants will divide up into groups to discuss and review resources and discuss Each group will report out key findings and relevance of data sources to their work.

Supporting research

Several resources will be used. Some are listed on the web page below but will be narrowed down as presentation is completely developed.

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Dr. Sheryl Abshire, Formerly with Calcasieu Parish Sch Bd
ISTE Certified Educator
Frankie Jackson, K-12 Independent CTO, Project Director
Donna Williamson, CoSN Early Career K-12 CTO Academy

Donna is currently facilitating the CoSN Early Career K-12 CTO Academy and has been a CTO and EdTech leader since 1982. She has been quoted in national publications such as District Administration, EdSurge, EdTech, Tech & Learning, edScoop, Education Week, Forbes, and eSchool News. Accomplishments include Executive Committee and CoSN Board, recipient of the National ISTE Making It Happen Award, Sally Moore Award, National Withrow CTO Award Honorable Mention, EdTech Digest’s Trend Setter Award, and Marbury Technology Innovation Award and 2016 ISTE Distinguished District Award. Donna has presented at ALET, AETC, CoSN, AASBO, SSA, ACTE, SXSW, iNACOL, and ISTE.

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