Rethinking Attendance Interventions for Remote or Hybrid Learning
The need for attendance intervention management at scale is great and is becoming even greater each day with the increase in distance and hybrid learning. Attendance is one of the key measures of student engagement and equity of learning opportunity and ensuring student participation will be key to ensuring overall student outcomes in the coming year. Join Hedy Chang, Executive Director of Attendance Works and Joanna Smith, CEO of AllHere to learn the latest techniques for managing remote era attendance interventions and hear about new technology that supports attendance at scale.
Meet Your Speakers
Executive Director @Attendance Works
Hedy Chang is the executive director of Attendance Works, a national initiative aimed at advancing student success by addressing chronic absence. A skilled presenter, facilitator, researcher, and writer, she co-authored the seminal report, Present, Engaged and Accounted For: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades, as well as numerous other articles about student attendance. Deeply committed to promoting two-generation solutions to achieving a more just and equitable society, Hedy has spent more than two decades working in the fields of family support, family economic success, education, and child development.
CEO @AllHere Intelligent Attendance Interventions
Joanna Smith works in the education technology space to support school and district leaders to improve learning and life outcomes for K-12 students. She founded AllHere as CEO. The startup software company built a Chronic Absenteeism Campaign System at the Harvard University Innovation Lab and began partnering with schools soon after. AllHere currently serves K-12 students, student services professionals and reduced thousands of student absences in the school year across the U.S. Prior to founding AllHere, Joanna served as manager of a school’s family engagement initiatives and was the research associate of the Redesign Lab, the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s K-12 national education reform division.