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
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.…Read More
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.…Read More
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
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