Making a post-pandemic promise

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Making a post-pandemic promise
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Vicksburg Warren School District (VWSD) Superintendent Chad Shealy is irrepressible. Whether you are talking about COVID response, CTE strategies, or curriculum content, Chad not only makes you feel happy you asked, but even happier with his answers.…Read More

Change for the Better—How one district has adjusted to more flexible learning methods

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For Rick Cave, Director of Technology at West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in New Jersey, the biggest challenge to pivoting during the pandemic weren’t the platforms but the people. In this conversation with eSchol News, Rick talks about how the changing behaviors of everyone—students, teachers, and parents—made remote and now hybrid learning work and what aspects should remain once the crisis has passed.…Read More

No Going Back—why schools need to keep some pandemic techniques

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No Going Back—why schools need to keep some pandemic techniques
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For Dr. Matthew X. Joseph, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Leicester Public Schools (MA), this past year has meant fewer frequent flier miles but a huge increase in his network, albeit virtually. In this conversation with eSchool News, Matt talks about the importance of these sorts of connections for both students and faculty.

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Professional Development Should Stay a Pandemic Priority

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Professional Development Should Stay a Pandemic Priority
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For Diane Lauer, Assistant Superintendent of Priority Programs and Academic Support at St. Vrain Valley schools in Colorado, COVID couldn’t stop teacher training. In fact, her work became that much more important. In this conversation with eSchool News, Diane breaks down her strategies for keeping faculty on point with technology and instruction.

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How using data during COVID becomes more important than ever

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How using data during COVID becomes more important than ever
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Data is an integral part of this district’s operations, from student engagement to staff vaccinations.

For Matt Reynolds, Assessment and Data Officer for the 64,000+ students that attend Douglas County School District in Colorado, running the usual assessment numbers was obviously useless last year.

That doesn’t mean that data collection was not an essential part of district operations. Quite the contrary in fact.…Read More

Special Ed Success, Even During a Pandemic

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When it comes to integrating technology into the day-to-day workings of special education, even during rolling lockdowns and remote instruction, there is no longer a question of either/or when it comes to using tech says Tarrence (Tarry) McGovern, Director of Special Education for Kershaw County School District in South Carolina. In this episode, Tarry talks about some of the innovations in special education and how they can be applied to education in general.…Read More