Planning to Excel in a Changing Instructional Environment

Post in Events by Marketing Team on 24th June 2020

Virtual Summit, Monday, July 20 – Thursday, July 23

Teq is hosting this free virtual summit to discuss strategies on how to prepare for the changing learning environment of the upcoming school year.

We would like this to be an open forum where communication is encouraged to get a true understanding of the needs of each school. As always with Teq, there will be opportunities for virtual product showcases throughout the summit and our PD team will be available to answer specific edtech questions.

Sessions will be presented live using Zoom and are 45 minutes (30 minutes with 15 minutes for discussion and Q&A).

The topics of the summit will include:

Facilitating distance and hybrid teaching while safely and efficiently deploying student devices

Overcoming challenges of teaching with PPE

Engaging students during remote learning

Supporting distance learning and technology adoption with PD 
Maintaining continuity with STEM programs between the classroom and home 

Programs to foster self-directed independent learners 

Session Schedule:

MONDAY JULY 20

11 AM ET

CSforALL – CS Visions and Planning
Join us for a quick overview of CSforALL’s programs. In this session, we will also have a 10 min CS Visions activity that we will run with attendees in order to demonstrate the visioning exercise. Following that, we will discuss next steps to moving the work forward over the summer and use it to support COVID-based planning for fall.
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12 PM ET

Engage Students with MAD-learn
Learn how students turn their ideas into REAL products and mobile apps. In this session, you will experience a rapid-fire round of design-thinking and Mobile App Development using MAD-learn. You’ll also learn how MAD-learn is helping districts across the country keep students engaged during distance learning and how you can incorporate their program into your plans for the upcoming year.
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1 PM ET

Education Funding in New York State
Join NY State Sen. John Brooks in a discussion on education funding in New York State.
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2 PM ET

Using CARES Funding to Prepare Teachers to Engage Students via Distance Learning
Congress has passed the U.S. Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to support Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are resources available for K-12 educators, and they can be used to address technology infrastructure and to prepare for periods of remote and hybrid learning for the next school year. How can K-12 educators secure CARES funding, and make use of the funds to prepare teachers to engage students and maintain a continuity in curriculum and instruction next fall? Presented by Teq, this webinar explores how to connect CARES funding to solutions that will prepare teachers to engage students through hybrid and distance learning.
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TUESDAY JULY 21

11 AM ET

Making In-Class Instruction Available at Home
As schools look for flexible video and lesson-capture options, “VIEWpath” has emerged as a unique product to create, manage, and deliver instruction from the classroom to students learning remotely. In this webinar, you will learn how Audio Enhancement is working with districts across the country as they plan for hybrid and distance learning.
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12 PM ET

Engage, Interact, and Monitor Progress in Class or at a Distance
Whether in class or at a distance, learn how to engage students with interactive lessons that allow for student voice and collaboration while also providing opportunities to monitor progress and provide feedback in real time. Attendees will be entered to win SMART Learning Suite for their school (up to 100 licenses).
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1 PM ET

Creating an Equitable Student Device Experience
Ari Flewelling, CDW-G K-12 Strategist
Closing the digital divide has been a priority for districts around the country yet placing a device in each student’s hands does not alone create an equitable experience. Learn how to harness the power of your device’s accessibility tools to help your students elevate their experience on both Chrome and Windows devices. You’ll also learn how to use a variety of apps, add-ons and extensions that make distance learning more equitable. Access for all starts here.
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2 PM ET

STEM Solutions for the “New Normal” in K-8 Schools
Learn how Wonder Workshop is changing distance learning from the typical content presentation to serious eLearning that focuses on performance-driven, learner-centric experiences that can maintaining the continuity of your STEM curriculum in class and at home. Attendees will be entered to win a subscription to Wonder Workshop’s Class Connect and Dash’s Neighborhood software.
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WEDNESDAY JULY 22

11 AM ET

Overcoming PPE Challenges: Teaching with a Mask
As schools begin to consider new proprieties for a safe reopening, wearing masks in the classroom may become the new normal, causing challenges with proper volume and clarity of instruction in an already noisy classroom environment. In this session, Jeff Anderson will present a study that supports the benefits of utilizing an audio solution to provide optimal intelligibility for all students in the classroom.
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12 PM ET

Supporting Teachers during Distance Learning with PD
Joseph Sanfilippo, Director of eLearning, Chrissy Rebert, VP of Global Instructional Solutions, Teq, & Steve Grieshober, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Appoquinimink School District
Learn how district across the country used PD from OTIS for Educators to quickly build teacher capacity and confidence for remote learning.
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1 PM ET

Student Engagement: Are They Really Learning?
In this working session, explore creative solutions to facilitate deeper student engagement. Attendees will be entered to win SMART Learning Suite for their school (up to 100 licenses).
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2 PM ET

KidOYO Session
Melora Loffreto, Co-Founder, KidOYO
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THURSDAY JULY 23

11 AM ET

CARES Act Session
Susan Gentz, Partner, K20 Connect
Just as protocols and best practice recommendations to create learning environments in the era of COVID-19 change daily, the same goes for what’s happening in DC and the funding streams districts can expect to help make the shift to a more hybrid/distance learning environment. The CARES Act provides specific funding opportunities for K-12 education, but there continues to be more and more flexibilities and funding streams offered. Join former U.S. Senate staffer and current Partner at K20Connect, Susan Gentz, for the most up-to-date information on what’s happening at the federal level and strategies to stretch these funds the furthest.
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12 PM ET

 Live Product Showcase, Elementary STEM
Teq Squad
Join our Teq Squad team as they demonstrate some of our favorite elementary STEM solutions.
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1 PM ET

Safe, Efficient Deployment of Student Devices
Join Shelley Cameron from Copernicus as she discusses how device storage and deployment could change for the upcoming school year. Topics include:
Managing devices with smaller class sizes, Maintaining social distancing guidelines, Deploying devices to homes or for “grab-and-go” distribution, How schools have been leveraging Tech Tubs in different ways over the past few months, and Other solutions for cleaning or disinfecting. Attendees will be entered to win a Tech Tub for either Chromebook or iPad charging and storage.
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2 PM ET

Facilitating Hybrid Classrooms & Remote Learning
As educational institutions face the challenges of delivering instruction in a time of rapidly changing priorities, the shift from the traditional physical classroom to the hybrid classroom and remote learning models is transforming how schools engage, instruct, and assess their students. CDW•G and the LEA team are dedicated to providing the most advanced technologies to meet customers’ learning outcome objectives. The LEA team has put together a concise overview of our hybrid and remote learning capabilities and solutions.
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