Learning Unleashed Live: ISTE Authors on SEL and Equity
Listen and learn : Panel
Grace Collins Carl Hooker Jessica Pack Dr. Sarah Thomas Julia Torres Jorge Valenzuela
Join moderator and author Carl Hooker, host of the Learning Unleashed podcast, and a panel of ISTE authors for a lively discussion featuring insights and inspiration from their experiences as educators related to social-emotional learning and equity. How has equity (or lack thereof) been brought to the forefront, and what should schools do to change that going forward? What classroom practices foster student social-emotional health, whether in person or online? How can we help the most vulnerable students during and post-pandemic?
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Coaches|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Topic:||Social emotional learning|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation|
Join moderator and author Carl Hooker, host of the Learning Unleashed podcast, and a panel of ISTE authors for a lively discussion featuring insights and inspiration related to their experiences as educators related to social-emotional learning and equity. How has equity (or lack thereof) been brought to the forefront, and what should schools do to change that going forward? What classroom practices foster student social-emotional health, whether in person or online? How can we help the most vulnerable students during and post-pandemic?
Welcome (5 min)
Speaker Introductions (10 min)
Q&A (30 min)
Closing the Gap, by Sarah Thomas, Nicol Howard, and Regina Schaffer
Esports in Schools, by Grace Collins
Liven Up Your Library, by Julia Torres and Valerie Tagoe
Mobile Learning Mindset series, by Carl Hooker
Moviemaking in the Classroom, by Jessica Pack
Carl Hooker has been part of the educational shift that includes technology integration since becoming an educator. During his 22 years in education, he’s been a teacher, virtualization coordinator and director of innovation, always focused on ensuring students drive their own learning. As director of innovation and digital learning at Eanes Independent School District in Texas, Hooker helped spearhead the launch of the Learning & Engaging Through Access & Personalization program (LEAP), which put 1:1 iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8,000-student district. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise and humor make him a driving force for this change. Hooker is the author of a six-book series for ISTE titled Mobile Learning Mindset. The books focus on each education stakeholder and the role they play in a successful mobile learning initiative. He also recently launched a self-paced online course called “The Remote Learning Coach.” In addition to his work as an author and district leader, Hooker is also a keynote speaker and consultant through his company HookerTech LLC, and an adviser to edtech startup companies. He’s been named Tech & Learning Magazine’s Leader of the Year, and is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2013. He’s also the host of ISTE’s “Learning Unleashed” podcast and Future Ready’s “UnDisrupted” Podcast.
As a middle school teacher for 16 years and a California Teacher of the Year (2014), Jessica has continually worked to redefine what learning looks like in her classroom. An ISTE author, Jessica's book, Moviemaking in the Classroom, will be released in August 2021. She is an advocate for student choice and voice, as demonstrated by the original content her students regularly publish for a global audience. She also spent over a decade as a professional development instructor and Consulting Teacher for a digital storytelling non-profit organization called DIGICOM Learning, aimed at promoting moviemaking in southern California classrooms.