Skip to content
Home Keeping You Connected to What Matters Most

Speakers

Date

Mar 31 2021
Expired!

Time

(EST)
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Keeping You Connected to What Matters Most

Join us for a thought leadership collaborative where we will dig into timely topics and challenges facing school systems today. Education leaders from around the country will offer honest insights and practical strategies aimed at overcoming these challenges and keeping you focused on what matters most.

Scroll down below to see the schedule of events.

Hourly Schedule

Wednesday, March 31

12:00 - 12:30 PM (EST)
Empowering Teachers
The responsibilities of today’s educators are not for the faint of heart. With unexpected surprises at every turn, the continuity of engagement and equitable learning has never been more important, or challenging, to provide. Education leaders, and those they partner with, can help teachers meet this challenge by empowering them with meaningful resources, up-to-the-minute support, and ultimately, the confidence to take creative risks that drive engagement for all learners.<br><br>During this session, thought leaders will share how they are cultivating a culture of trust and empowerment to ensure educators can engage all students in productive learning experiences.
Speakers:
Justin Karkow, Kelly Metcalfe, Khristian Cooper
12:45 - 1:15 PM (EST)
Accelerating Learning
Over the past year, educators have been focused on their students’ overall well-being and striving to evolve their practices to support students while challenges like engagement and remediation loom overhead. But as these issues have become more prevalent, so too have strategies and innovative approaches to accelerate learning.<br><br>During this session, district leaders will discuss five key strategies to accelerate learning and keep students engaged and moving forward.
Speakers:
Lance Rougeux, Matthew Woods
1:30 - 2:00 PM (EST)
Cultural Authenticity
To enable authentic, culturally responsive learning, students need opportunities for voice and agency. Learning experiences should validate and reflect the diversity, identities, and experiences of all students, so they can see themselves in the topics they explore and the problems they work to solve.<br><br>In this session, thought leaders from across the country will discuss the critical need around cultural authentic instruction and resources in today’s classrooms. They will explore how to drive deeper and more relevant learning connections with strategies that not only help students gain confidence and academic strength, but greater appreciation for multiculturalism.
Speakers:
Dr. Jaime Aquino, Dr. Luvelle Brown, Susan Enfield
2:15 - 2:25 PM (EST)
Seamless Integration
Ensuring the continuity of learning for every student, in any environment, has presented a significant challenge this year for school systems large and small. Identifying resources that can not only meet the needs of educators and students, but also integrate seamlessly into existing logins, systems, and workflows is paramount.<br><br>During this session, participate in an honest dialogue between a school system leader overseeing instructional technology and a chief product officer from Discovery Education, who will talk about lessons learned and provide a real time strategy session around continuous access to engaging learning resources in schools, at home or any place in between.
Speakers:
Ann Crilley, Dr. Jeff Gorman, Pete Weir
2:45 - 3:00 PM (EST)
Closing
Justin Karkow
Justin Karkow
Senior Director, Teaching & Learning, Discovery Education
Kelly Metcalfe
Kelly Metcalfe
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Cobb County School District, Mableton, GA
Khristian Cooper
Khristian Cooper
Assistant Principal of Pebblebrook High School, Cobb County School District, Mableton, GA
Lance Rougeux
Lance Rougeux
Vice President of Learning Communities & Innovation, Discovery Education
Matthew Woods
Matthew Woods
Director of Student Support Services, Henry County Public Schools, VA
Dr. Jaime Aquino
Dr. Jaime Aquino
Senior Vice President, Learning Innovations & Partnerships, Discovery Education
Dr. Luvelle Brown
Dr. Luvelle Brown
Superintendent, Ithaca City School District, NY
Dr. Luvelle Brown is the 2017 New York State Superintendent of the Year. He has served as superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) in Ithaca, New York since January 2011. Prior to arriving in Ithaca, Dr. Brown had experiences as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, school CIO, and district-level leader in Virginia. Dr. Brown is a highly regarded speaker addressing a range of topics for local, regional, and national audiences. He has published numerous articles and books, including the recently released Culture of Love: Cultivating a Positive and Transformational Organizational Culture.
Susan Enfield
Susan Enfield
Superintendent, Highline Public Schools, WA
Ann Crilley
Ann Crilley
Manager of User Education, Discovery Education
Dr. Jeff Gorman
Dr. Jeff Gorman
Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Mount Vernon Township Public Schools, NY
Pete Weir
Pete Weir
Chief Product Officer, Discovery Education