Adjusting to Blended Learning: What’s Working and What’s Not

OCT 27, 2020

In this webinar recording, we'll cover:

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    Make game-time decisions to flexibly adjust between in-person and remote learning

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    Adapt and making mid-year curricular choices that prioritize student engagement and agency

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    Hear a district leader’s perspective on how their blended learning plan is working in the early days of the school year

Speaker Details

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Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Founder and President, Curriculum Designers Group

Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping and curriculum design have been featured in her eleven books and are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. She is the author of thirteen books and has worked with a range of organizations both international and national, state and provincial education departments, and professional organizations. She is currently working with Newsela on its curriculum collection.

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Dan Cogan-Drew

Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer, Newsela

Dan brings twenty-plus years of professional experience spent working towards a more perfect union of teaching, learning and technology. Prior to Newsela, Dan was the founding Director of Digital Learning at Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he spearheaded the integration of digital learning technologies across the network. He began his education career in Teach for America and went on to teach in public and private schools, as well as in the US Navy. He holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Brown University, and Tufts University.

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Dr. Ann Johnson

Chief Academic Officer, Humble ISD

Dr. Ann Johnson is the Chief Academic Officer for Humble ISD, a progressive school system in Southeast Texas. Humble is committed to providing a strong foundation in literacy and an engaging and authentic curriculum for their 45,000 students. Ann was previously an Assistant Superintendent in Iowa and Professional Development Director for Curriculum 21.

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