Students are on their devices and in front of screens more than ever now, as COVID-19 has mandated fully- or partially-online classes across the globe. With more screen time comes the risk of increased exposure to inappropriate content and online predators–not to mention heightened feelings of isolation, stress, and depression brought on by physical separation from friends, peers, and teachers.
More than ever, schools have the responsibility to manage these disturbances as best as possible. During this free eSchool News Virtual Leadership Event, eSchool News will highlight best practices from district leaders grappling with remote security issues and provide answers to these ever-changing questions.
Expert educators and stakeholders will answer questions regarding how districts keep students safe online and how hybrid and remote models require advanced monitoring. Attendees will also be able to share their own ideas for fostering social and emotional learning during these unprecedented times.
Karen VanAusdal, Senior Director of Practice, CASEL
As Senior Director of Practice at CASEL, Karen VanAusdal oversees multiple initiatives to support and scale SEL in school districts and with collaborators in the field.
Michael Kuhrt, Superintendent of Schools, Wichita Falls Independent School District
Michael Kuhrt is Superintendent of Schools for Wichita Falls Independent School District (WFISD). The District operates four early childhood campuses, 16 elementary campuses, three middle school campuses, three high schools, and three alternative campuses.
Eileen Belastock,Director of Technology and Information, Nauset Public Schools
Eileen Belastock, CETL, is Director of Technology and Information at Nauset Public Schools in Massachusetts. She an educational leader who is fueled by the belief that learning anytime, anywhere, is critical for both our students and educators.