Election 2020 and schools: Navigating digital citizenship and complex topics

OCT 6, 2020

In this webinar recording, we'll cover:

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    Digital citizenship in an era of remote / blended learning

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    Incorporating instructional content that supports complex topics

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    Enabling "plug-and-play" strategies for teachers to effectively implement election topics into the classroom this fall

Speaker Details

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Jeffrey Knutson

Content Strategist, Common Sense

Jeff works for Common Sense, a San Francisco-based nonprofit dedicated to helping kids, parents, and teachers navigate the world of digital media and technology. Prior to his work at Common Sense, he was a classroom teacher for 10 years. Throughout his career, he has worked to enhance and redefine how students learn with digital tools, and has been an advocate for the creative, thoughtful, and responsible use of technology in education.

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Dr. Tony Jones

Principal, Belle Point Alternative Center

Dr. Jones began his career in education as a classroom teacher in Fort Smith, Arkansas where he taught social studies and was an assistant basketball coach. Dr. Jones has served in multiple roles within the school system, including teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, and committee chairperson for an African American history course that serves as an elective on the high school level.

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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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