How to Move from Crisis Management to Sustained Change


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How do we propel education systems toward a future of learning that enables all students to grow as lifelong, empowered learners? 


Join a panel of state and district leaders, edtech pioneers and policy experts aiming to answer that question. Learn how leaders at all levels can ensure that the technology innovations many schools and districts implemented at rapid speed in response to COVID-19 endure. Panelists will also reflect on how schools can continue to learn from and build on the resiliency shown by educators during this unprecedented moment of disruption, fostering growth and transformation into the future.

Referencing ISTE and D2L's recent report on states leading the future of learning with ISTE standards, the panel will discuss how to:  

  • Set a shared vision for the future of learning enabled by technology   
  • Build the capacity of educators to lead and implement effective learning strategies enabled by technology 
  • Develop policies and structures to guide schools and districts equitably and sustainably toward the future of learning enabled through technology

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Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Time: 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

Meet Our Panelists

John Baker

President and CEO, D2L

John founded D2L in 1999, at the age of twenty-two, while attending the University of Waterloo. D2L is a global software company that believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. A strong believer in community involvement, John devotes both his personal and business efforts to supporting young entrepreneurs who are developing and applying technology to improve society worldwide.

Tricia Kennedy

Executive Director, Instructional Development & Support, Gwinnett County Public Schools

Tricia serves as the executive director of instructional development and support for Gwinnett County Public Schools outside of Atlanta, the 13th largest district in the U.S. In her current role, Tricia supports digital learning and instruction, instructional resources selection and implementation, and a variety of educational programs.

Jonathan Moore

Deputy Superintendent of Student Achievement, Nevada Department of Education

Under the leadership of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jonathan oversees the offices of; Assessment, Data, and Accountability Management; Early Learning and Development; Inclusive Education; Standards and Instructional Support; and Student and School Support. He previously served as the Deputy Associate Superintendent of K-12 Academic Standards at the Arizona Department of Education and as Principal of one of the largest K-8 schools in south Phoenix where his students showed significant improvements in Mathematics and Reading.

Divya Sridhar

Policy Director, Digital Equity, ExcelinEd

Divya serves as Policy Director, Digital Equity at ExcelinEd. Previously, Divya served as the Public Policy Advisor for five years with the leading learning science publisher, McGraw-Hill and prior to that, served in health IT policy roles in the telehealth space. Divya earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University and a PhD in Public Policy from George Mason University. 

Host: Ji Soo Song

Senior Policy Advisor, ISTE

Ji Soo Song is the senior policy advisor at ISTE. He leads research, analysis and communication of federal, state and local policy issues related to digital learning standards, educator credentialing systems and professional development funding streams.

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