Webinar: How COVID-19 Will Reshape the Upcoming School Year
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With many school start dates already set for August, educators and leaders must continue to think deeply and strategically about what school reentry may look like after spending the last two months of the 2019-20 school year in “emergency remote learning” mode due to COVID-19. This webinar engages panelists in conversation around the logistics of reopening school buildings for face-to-face instruction, while also providing a space for innovative thought around remote learning and blended options. The scenarios discussed during this webinar provide valuable insight for education leaders as they consider reentry.
Consider multiple factors that could impact school reentry
Discuss the intersection of health and education in planning for school reentry
- Review different back to school scenarios for school reentry
The discussion is moderated by RTI International’s Allison Redden.
Our list of panelists include the following education experts:
Director, Community and Workplace Health Program
LaShawn (Curtis) Glasgow is an evaluator with more than 15 years of experience in the public health field and director of RTI’s Community and Workplace Health (CWH) Program. CWH collaborates with government, not-for-profit, and private-sector clients to create healthy communities and workplaces for all, by providing the data, practice-based insights, and tools needed to deliver effective community and workplace health interventions. Dr. Glasgow leads and advises on evaluations of public health initiatives designed to prevent and control chronic disease and address social determinants of health and health disparities. Prior to joining RTI in 2008, Dr. Glasgow held program evaluation positions with the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and community-based organizations.
Director of Primary and Secondary Sectors
Open Education Global
Kristina Ishmael is the director of primary and secondary education at Open Education Global where she is actively growing the international network of educators using Open Educational Resources (OER) to provide inclusive and representative materials that support equitable access and opportunities for students. Before joining OEG, Ishmael was the senior project manager of the Teaching, Learning, & Tech team as part of the Education Policy program at New America. There she led and developed the OER portfolio to support educators using OER across the U.S. after leading the #GoOpen project as the K-12 Open Education fellow at the Office of Educational Technology. Prior to her work at the U.S. Department of Education, she worked as the digital learning specialist for the Nebraska Department of Education, where she led professional learning and advocated for school librarians and learned how to leverage educational technology in urban, suburban, and rural school systems. Before her role with the state, Ishmael taught early childhood and elementary EL students in Omaha, NE.
Texas Association of School Administrators
Dr. Kevin Brown is the Executive Director of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), whose mission is to promote, provide, and develop leaders who create and sustain student-centered schools and develop future-ready students. Brown, who holds a doctorate in education administration from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in education administration from Texas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in government with honors from The University of Texas at Austin, has a wealth of experience in public education. Prior to joining the TASA staff, he led Alamo Heights Independent School District (ISD) as superintendent for 10 years after serving as a teacher, assistant principal and principal, and in district-level positions in human resources and communications in Southwest, Round Rock, New Braunfels, and Alamo Heights ISDs. Dr. Brown is a passionate advocate for public education and believes that quality teachers and a supportive community are critical components to the success of children and to the continued success of our democratic way of life.