Virtual Summit

Transcending Learning: Going Beyond the Walls

Showcasing Benefits of Online Curriculum for Teaching & Learning

Check out our session and workshop topics below. Choose from 7 panels and 21 workshops. Expand each topic to see your options.

Panels and Sessions Now on Demand

As administrators and teachers across the nation are adjusting to teaching remotely, eDynamic Learning hosted a Virtual Summit offering engaging Q&A panel sessions and workshops from industry and educational thought leaders.

Over the course of two days, sessions enabled educators to hear and learn proven methods for integrating digital curriculum and strategies successfully and sustainably, growing and expanding school programs, obtaining more funding, and supporting all students no matter what the circumstances. Feel free to watch and learn as we navigate through this historical time together.

CTE & CERTIFICATIONS

Expanding Your CTE Programs (Avoiding Growing Pains)

Learn how school programs have used creative methods and strategies to expand their CTE Programs to support the interests of their student communities and their regional demands and requirements.

Ally Swensen, Director, Indiana Virtual Academy
Chad Addie, District Director, Career & Technical Education
Debi Crabtree, CEO, Village Virtual
Benjamin Barnett, Virtual Instructor & Spanish Lead Teacher, Proximity Learning

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Helping Students Earn Industry Certifications

Learn how school programs are helping to motivate and prepare students to earn industry certifications in high school. Learn where to register students, the costs involved and how these certifications are helping prepare students to be employable right after high school or be well equipped for their future.

Tanika Lester, CCTE Manager, Shelby County Schools
Art Maxwell, Territory Manager, Certiport
Michael Rodriguez, Computer Science and Game Design Teacher, Salinas Union High School District

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How to Utilize Online CTE Curriculum and Demonstrate & Assess Learning Remotely

Adjusting to teaching my CTE class remotely was a bit different at first, but I’ll show you how I have been able to keep my students engaged and on track, without missing a beat. I’ll share how I utilized online curriculum, adjusted to demonstrating my lessons remotely, and assessing my students activities and projects online. You’ll receive my step-by-step guides to find success!

Terry Kass, Cosmetology Instructor, Lake County Tech Campus

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FLEXIBLE FEATURES OF ONLINE CURRICULUM

How Blended Learning Supports Teachers Today and in the Future

Go beyond the classroom with blended learning strategies to the digital curriculum space. We will unlock various blended learning structures, discuss strategies and learn some tips and tricks for online success

Melanie Tuck, Regional Sales Manager, eDynamic Learning

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3 Ways to Bring a Personal Touch to Online Curriculum

Student connection and classroom community are the keys to fostering your online class community. Explore 3 high-impact strategies for connecting with students through online teaching. Discover how to integrate these ideas into digital curricula to maximize teaching and learning.

Karie Gladis, Education Consultant, Empower Reach

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Teaching Health & Fitness in a Digital World

Taking PE online can be daunting. How in the world do you track that and make sure students are accountable? Let’s talk about ways to keep students engaged and tracking their own fitness. We’ll share online resources and give you ideas on implementation.

Jennifer Badeaux, Online Teacher, Orange County Virtual School
Krystal Martel, Online Teacher, Orange County Virtual School

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Incorporating Problem, Project, or Challenge-Based Learning in to Online Curriculum

Online curriculum can deliver unique content through challenges, problems and models. These purposeful approaches can engage students to explore deeply in a variety of topics within the curriculum. Paired with excellent content and great quality resources, students conduct research, design solutions, and produce products that demonstrate deep learning and understanding.

Dr. Karen Percak, Educational Consultant

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Online Courses: Personalize & Differentiate Easily Through Analytics & Adjustments

Technology affords us ample opportunities to meet diverse student needs. Sometimes that’s through the LMS, and sometimes we have to get creative. This session explores how we can tap into our own teacher creativity to personalize instruction while also leveraging technology tools to adjust lessons, including for IEP and 504 Plans. Learn how you can easily differentiate your instruction in blended and virtual learning environments.

Tanya Hyatt, M.Ed, Sr. Content Marketing Manager, eDynamic Learning

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Replacing Textbooks to Online Course Curriculum: How Teachers & Students Benefit

The shift from print to digital is an earnest transition that enables teachers to easily transform student learning in a meaningful and personalized way. In this workshop, we will uncover how digital curriculum offers personalized, relevant and contextualized learning while it is easily tailored based on the learner’s own interests, strengths & needs.

Sarah Marr, M.Ed, Regional Sales Manager, eDynamic Learning

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Engaging Learners Remotely through Feedback

Learn a variety of strategies for providing meaningful feedback so that your learners continue to feel connected and supported in their online community.

Christine Yarzabek, Educational Consultant

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INTERNSHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS

How to Build Corporate Partnerships for Workbased Learning

Join us for a workshop that dives into building corporate partnerships for work-based learning through the exploration of cultivating deep and effective partnerships, ensuring partnerships outlive their original creators, finding continuous opportunity, showing appreciation for partners, and utilizing technology in work-based learning.

Dr. David Schuler, President, Transeo

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Supporting Work-Based Learning in the Digital Age

Work-based learning is a proven instructional method and strategy for helping students of all ages and abilities to acquire and improve academic, technical, and employability skills. CareerCraft’s goal is to help schools, employers, and intermediaries facilitate and monitor WBL experiences in their communities. Join us to learn how CareerCraft can help your students.

Shane Thomas, Co-Founder & Chief Program Officer, CareerCraft
Lauren Dwiggins, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CareerCraft

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Developing & Growing Industry Partnerships (Apprenticeships and Internships)

Business / industry partnerships and apprenticeships are key ingredients for successful work-based learning. It is now more important than ever to strategically manage the development of these partnerships. Please join us as a panel of school district experts share their strategies around effective industry collaboration.

Dr. David Schuler, President, Transeo
Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Associate Superintendent, High School District 214
Linda Ashida, Interim Communications Supervisor, High School District 214
Dr. David Brottman, MD, Healthcare Pathway Coordinator
Neal Katz, President & Owner, RAND Manufacturing, Network, Inc.

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Internship Virtual Lunch & Learns

Learn how student interns from a variety of internship sites presented their final projects in an informative and interactive virtual Lunch and Learn. A successful virtual Lunch and Learn requires a lot of preparation. I can share tips for creating a successful session including using Zoom, norms for student participation, roles for teachers, and more.

Nancy A Ortner, Career Technical Education TOSA, Visions In Education Charter School
Shannon Alward, Independent Study Principal, Visions In Education Charter School

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Preparing Students for Internships & Apprenticeship Opportunities

This workshop will explore eDynamic Learning’s latest course – Workplace & Internship Readiness. Participants will learn how students will develop essential employability and soft skills necessary for internships, apprenticeships, or service hours. This course also helps support districts in meeting the requirements of Perkins V and strengthening business partnerships by sending students who come consistently prepared.

Tyler Wood, M.Ed, Vice President of Marketing, eDynamic Learning
Lisa Rahn, Director, Strategy & Design, eDynamic Learning

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VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

A Virtual Program: How to Support Long Term, Short Term, Summer, Homeschool Students, etc

Find out how you can offer a win-win situation for your student community by offering a virtual program through your district. Learn how this enables your district to keep funds, provide quality and rigourous curriculum to homeschool families, and/or offer a variety of summer school options for enrichment or remediation utilizing virtual instructors. Learn how to get started!

Holly Brzycki, Supervisor of Online Learning, CAOLA
Ted Robinson, K-12 Partnership Director, Proximity Learning
Benjamin Barnett, Virtual Instructor & Spanish Lead Teacher, Proximity Learning
Doug Arnold, Director, Rockdale Virtual Campus

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Expand Course Offerings, Funding, and Your Student Population Through a Virtual Program

Learn how you can expand your course offerings with unique courses to stay competitive and retain more students by offering a virtual program within your district. Learn how this enables your district to keep funds and provide a win-win opportunity for families who want their children to work from home or virtually. I’ll take you through the steps to get started!

Ted Robinson, K-12 Partnership Director, Proximity Learning

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Setting up a Virtual Workspace to Connect with Your Students

Learn how to set up a virtual workspace and offer a live broadcast with integrated screen sharing.  I’ll share with you tech suggestions for background removal, how to avoid blurring for webcam, and other helpful tips!

Michael Rodriguez, Computer Science and Game Design Teacher, Salinas Union High School District

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Facilitating a District-Based Virtual Elective Program

For the past three years, the Nassau BOCES Online Learning Academy facilitated a Virtual Elective Course program for one of Long Island’s top high school districts. The program’s focus is to prepare students to take online courses for college and career, introduce students to exciting career paths, and strengthen personal learning skills and more. Come learn how they got started.

Elisa Maggi, Supervisor, Nassau BOCES Center for Online Learning
Eileen Dwyer, Program Coordinator, Nassau BOCES Center for Online Learning

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LEADERSHIP

Google for School & Classroom Communications & Collaboration

Google for Education has given educators and students access to a plethora of educational resources. Instead of being overwhelmed with the amount of information on the internet, let’s help organize it and create clear and engaging learning for our students with these amazing tools. Help learn what tools will allow your teachers and students to thrive in an online environment and build community and collaboration in your school and classroom, no matter where you are.

Tyler Tarver, Dean of NLC College and YouTube Educator

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Disaster Mode: Flipping the Switch to Fully Online

Ask questions and gain an understanding from districts that have integrated or delivered remote teaching effectively for many years. Find out what type of technology, processes, and infrastructure they have used to find success so you too can be prepared no matter what type of disaster comes your way.

Kevin Hodges, Central US K12 Regional Manager, Google
Jennifer Kolar-Burden, Director of Curriculum, Illinois Virtual School
Anthony White, Educational Facilitator, Teach Northwest
Frank Murray, M.Ed, Director of Instructional Technology, Wichita Falls ISD

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Lessons Learned From Going Fully Online During Disaster Mode

Hear and learn about the lessons I learned from helping my school go fully online due to COVID-19. I’ll share how I was able to roll out a district-wide online program quickly and how I was able to support teachers with content and know-how to get up in running effectively to support students and their families. I’ll share the lessons I learned from this experience that would benefit districts planning and preparing for whatever disasters might come in the future.

Jessica Williams, Professional and Instructional Development/Program Support, Anchorage School District iSchool

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Personalize Instruction with Google Meet

How can we use Google Meet to provide opportunities for social and emotional support, familiar and fun participation, and to evoke a more personal experience to remote learning?  Learn how Google Meet has been used by a district successfully in these ways.

Kevin Hodges, Central US K12 Regional Manager, Google
Frank Murray, M.Ed, Director of Instructional Technology, Wichita Falls ISD

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Supporting Equity & Access for Distance/Remote Learners

Ask questions from our panel and learn how you can support all learners remotely and equitably. Each panel member comes with an extensive background, expertise, and passion in this area and looks forward to helping you support your unique learner needs with answers and ideas.

Dr. Karen Percak, Educational Consultant
Karie Gladis, Education Consultant, Empower Reach
Steve Rowley, CEO, Founding Partner, Advokat

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What is the New Model for School Leadership When You Can’t Walk the Halls?

This session offers strategies for building relationships, ensuring effective instruction, and evaluating teachers in a virtual environment. Learn how to effectively lead and get positive results when your school goes digital.

Dr. Sheri Hardin, Assistant Professor, Truett McConnell University

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Taking Learning Completely Online: Tech Set up for Success

In this workshop we will help school leaders and teachers understand the best tech tools and techniques needed to implement effective online curriculum. Many of the tools are free to use and can greatly enhance your student’s learning experience. We will also look at ways to collect best methods and provide a consistent experience throughout the district.

Anthony White, Educational Facilitator, Teach Northwest

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Continual Learning Plans (CLP)/ Instructional Continuity Plans (ICP)

Are you trying to put a solid plan in place to ensure you can support continuous learning no matter what the situation? Hear from folks who have been able to provide continuous learning without missing a beat and find out what methods they’ve used and implemented to ensure success.

Amy Larsen, ASD iSchool Coordinator, Anchorage School District
Heather Pelletier, District Coordinator, Mat-Su iTech eLearning Team
Jeff Renard, Director and Principal, Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative
Milford Chavous, Instructor, Hillsborough Virtual School

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Multiple Funding Options for Online Curriculum

Steve Rowley, CEO and Founding Partner, Advokat

Learn about the latest federal and state funding and policy updates. Find out how you can make the most of your district funds to ensure you have plans in place to support remote learning, digital curriculum, and the professional development teachers need to be successful.

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