Preparing for this Fall: The District’s Tech Toolkit
By Abner Oakes
ISA's National Director of Outreach and Engagement
In response to the remote learning measures taken in response to COVID-19, schools and districts are working hard to improve technology access and implementation. This webinar, the fourth in our series related to teaching and learning during the pandemic, discussed the strategies necessary to determine why and how to streamline what goes into your school’s or district’s tech toolkit. Streamlining the toolkit allows learning to focus on the standards taught, rather than measuring technological fluency.
As this webinar illustrated, educators already demonstrate this capacity in other areas, and so the key is to transfer thinking and planning to the “new normal” of virtual learning. The webinar featured the following presenters:
- Dr. Keith Look, ISA’s Senior Director for District Services and a certified Google trainer
- Charmaine Thompson, Chief of Instructional Technology, Charles County (MD) Public Schools
- Yvonne Waller, Principal, Snyder and Innovation High Schools, Jersey City (NJ) Public Schools
- Ebony Jason, Mathematics Teacher, Carver High School, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (NC) School District
The webinar was held on August 4, 2020.