Restart & Reimagine Discussion Series

Watch three panels with US district leaders

Panelists from US districts discuss the evolution of education post-COVID-19.

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for a much-needed evolution in K-12 education. As we know, the impact will be long-lasting, and we need to think beyond the immediate challenges facing K-12 education.

This panel series, Restart & Reimagine, brings together educational leaders to discuss what lies beyond the horizon and to plan for what’s still to come.

Our panelists, district leaders from around the US, explored the following topics:

Panel 1 – Influence of local politics & community partnerships on K-12 success Watch >>
Panel 2 – Tactical planning for meaningful, equitable change Watch >>
Panel 3 – Scaling blended learning beyond the emergency context Watch >>

Panel 1

Driving K-12 Success: Influence of Local Politics & Community Partnerships

Local communities play a significant role in how individual districts have tackled the K-12 disruption caused by COVID-19, impacting how schools are held accountable and how partnerships can lead to innovative solutions to the hard problems of education.

Join us to hear education leaders discuss the role of local communities and partnerships, how we can measure success in this new environment of blended learning, and how we can leverage partnerships to drive modernization.

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Dr. David Miyashiro

Superintendent
Cajon Valley Union School District, CA

 

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Dr. Charles Sampson

Superintendent
Freehold Regional High School
District, NJ

 

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Dr. M. Ann Levett

Superintendent
Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, GA

 

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Andrew J. Rotherham

Bellwether Education Partners
Moderator

 

Panel 2

Walking the Talk: Planning for Meaningful, Equitable Change

The disruption caused by COVID-19 has been touted as the push that the K-12 world needed to undergo a seismic transformation into a more equitable system. However, to break the muscle memory of a bureaucracy as entrenched as our public education system, school leaders have a tough fight ahead.

Beyond honest conversations about existing gaps, leaders must put together tactical plans to enact meaningful change. Join us to hear education leaders share perspectives on the challenges, opportunities, and actionable steps needed to move the needle in our fight for equitable education for all.

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Dr. Susan Enfield

Superintendent
Highline Public Schools, WA

 

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Marlon Styles

Superintendent
Middletown City Schools, OH

 

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Dr. Kristi Wilson

AASA President and Superintendent
Buckeye Elementary School District, AZ

 

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Tony Wan

EdSurge
Moderator

 

 

 

Panel 3

Scaling Blended Learning: Implications Beyond the Emergency Context

COVID-19 has made the blended learning model a reality that's here to stay. As school leaders, we are doubling down on how to evolve curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of students and teachers by expanding where, when, and how learning happens.

Join us to hear education leaders discuss how to maximize blended learning for long-term success through high-quality curriculum, purposeful PD for teachers, and defining the role of students and families in successful education — all of which is needed to reinvent and scale instructional delivery.

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Beth Gonzalez

Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction
Detroit Public Schools, MI

 

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Dr. Don Haddad

Superintendent 
St. Vrain Valley Schools, CO

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Brian Kingsley

Chief Academic Officer
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC

 

 

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Janise Lane

Executive Director of Teaching & Learning
Baltimore City Public Schools, MD

 

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Natasha Mascarehnas

TechCrunch
Moderator

 

 

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