Making Sense of Our New Reality When Nothing Makes Sense
Listen and learn : Panel
Dr. Sheryl Abshire Ryan Imbriale Mike Lawrence
The comfortable reality of education has been disrupted. Leaders in every aspect of learning are grappling with how to make sense of this new reality. Join three seasoned edtech leaders as they share the journey to educational sensibility with strategies and resources to cope with this evolving, unpredictable environment.
|Audience:||Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|ISTE Standards:||For Education Leaders:
Despite decades of ‘technology integration,’ we had not seen significant widespread shifts in how we conduct business in K-12 classrooms until the education community was forced to adjust rapidly due to COVID-19. The purpose of this panel is help unpack the new evolving landscape and to encourage educators to step back and reflect on the rapid new learning and what it means moving forward.
As a result of attending the panel, participants will:
Acquaint themselves and understand new strategies they can use to cope with the evolving and unpredictable environment.
Explore and share resources that make the best use of available technology while still planning for the future.
Identify two to three topics for conversations to have with colleagues back at their sites.
A. Content: Overview of the panel purpose and objectives, introductions of presenters and participants, setting the stage.
B. Timeline: 10 minutes
C. Process: After introductions, presenters will have 30 seconds to identify the best use of technology they have seen during the pandemic and why it was so impactful.
2. Panelists Presentations
A. Content: Panelists will each have 5 minutes to share their own experience during the pandemic and how what they have seen both positive and negative could significantly alter the education landscape in the future.
B. Timeline: 15 minutes
C. Process: This part of the panel is each presenter sharing insights for 5 minutes.
3. Panel dialog with attendees including questions and resource and strategy sharing .
A. Content: This is an opportunity for questions, discussion and dialogue
B. Timeline: 25 minutes
C. Process: Panelists will share resources and engage in a back and forth discussion about the new reality they are all facing. Audience members will be able to ask questions of the panelists and engage in discussion and sharing their own resources and strategies.
A. Content: Time for panelists to identify the discussions they suggest audience members need to take back to have at their own sites about life post-pandemic.
B. Timeline: 10 minutes
C. Process: share out from panelists.
COVID-19 as a catalyst for educational change
COVID-19 and student performance, equity, and U.S. education policy https://www.epi.org/publication/the-consequences-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-for-education-performance-and-equity-in-the-united-states-what-can-we-learn-from-pre-pandemic-research-to-inform-relief-recovery-and-rebuilding/
Beyond reopening schools: How education can emerge stronger than before COVID-19 https://www.brookings.edu/research/beyond-reopening-schools-how-education-can-emerge-stronger-than-before-covid-19/
From the Field: Education Research During a Pandemic https://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/default+domain/MWGYUI4NRGX5KBGZN9VV/full
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