Supporting Online Safety During Remote Learning


With the widespread shift to remote and hybrid learning in 2020, students, teachers and caregivers alike are spending more time online. Education technology companies are working with educators and leaders to support teaching and learning, communication, and various other school community activities. Are they equally taking a role in student safety online? Join a panel of industry experts for a discussion on what tech companies can be doing to maximize student safety and well-being during remote learning. 

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • What policies and procedures protect students, as well as parents and school communities 
  • Data and privacy considerations during remote learning
  • How tech companies can prioritize student mental health in R&D and implementation 
  • Case studies of companies who have championed online safety

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Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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

Duration: 1 hour

Meet Our Panelists

Mike Baur

Head of EdTech Strategy, Amazon Web Services

Mike has spent his entire career in education technology. He has a passion for helping schools, districts, and higher education institutions improve teaching and learning at scale using the most innovative technology tools available. He has worked across both K12 and higher education at the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Academic Partnership, Ellucian, and as a consultant for many higher education universities. Mike currently leads efforts for the AWS education technology team to help unlock solutions to key EdTech business challenges using the power of cloud computing.

Daniel J. Lee

CEO and Founder, Kokomo Solutions, Inc.

Daniel is the CEO and founder of Kokomo Solutions, Inc., a SaaS enterprise software company that is comprised of 3 patent-pending cloud-based modern public safety solutions: Incident Management System, Emergency Operation Center, and Anonymous Tip-line Reporting System with A.I.-based prediction and analytics. Kokomo® Safety Cloud™ is currently being used in the second-largest school district in the United States.

Brian Richards

Director of School Operations, Bark for Schools

Brian works closely with schools to identify what concerns them most about student safety. He manages the Bark for Schools on-boarding and implementation processes to ensure that schools are equipped and trained in the event of a student crisis. As Director of School Operations, Brian has overseen twofold growth in districts, threefold growth in students, and fifteenfold growth in parents joining Bark for Schools to better protect their students and children.

Host: Liana Gamber-Thompson

Digital Project and Operations Manager, EdSurge

Liana is part of the EdSurge Solutions Studio team. Previously, she was a researcher on youth and politics at USC, Community Manager at Connected Camps, and Program Associate at the National Writing Project. She is also a published author and holds a Ph.D. in Sociology. 

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