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Preparing for an Uncertain Fall: Five Remote-Learning Tips for School Leaders 

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In spring 2020, COVID-19 interrupted life as we know it. The interruption was felt strongly in education, as students from preK–12 and post-secondary moved from face-to-face learning to what was broadly labeled remote, emergency instruction.

Fall and a new academic year is upon us without a cure or vaccine. Educators are now faced with continued, tremendous uncertainty about teaching and learning, and if and when remote instruction will be a reality. Will remote learning be short term or necessary through winter? Will some students return to the classroom full or part time? Many questions remain. School leaders will benefit from this useful presentation that explores the challenges and what you should address now for a successful fall.

Our presenter, Dr. Rick Ferdig, has studied online and blended K–12 learning for the past 20 years. In this webinar, he will present five recommendations for school leaders as they prepare for the school year—whatever form it takes—during the months ahead.

Attendees will gain from this presentation:

  • New understanding of best practices in K–12 online and blended instruction
  • Strategies to help them efficiently prepare for rapid changes in fall offerings
  • Research-based background to inform decision making about topics such as professional development, engaging with parents, and purchasing new technologies

Dr. Julie Klingerman

Dr. Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University
Summit Professor of Learning Technologies
Professor, Educational Technology (ETEC)
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Technology & Teacher Education
Research Center for Educational Technology
Website | Email | Twitter: @rickferdig

Dr. Richard Ferdig

Richard E. Ferdig is the Summit Professor of Learning Technologies and Professor of Educational Technology at Kent State University. He works within the Research Center for Educational Technology and also the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. He earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Michigan State University. He has served as researcher and instructor at Michigan State University, the University of Florida, the Wyzsza Szkola Pedagogiczna (Krakow, Poland), and the Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy).

At Kent State University, his research, teaching, and service focus on combining cutting-edge technologies with current pedagogic theory to create innovative learning environments. His research interests include online education, educational games and simulations, the role of faith in technology, and what he labels a deeper psychology of technology. In addition to publishing and presenting nationally and internationally, Ferdig has also been funded to study the impact of emerging technologies such as K–12 Virtual Schools. Rick was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer Mediated Simulations, is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, and also serves as a Consulting Editor for the Development Editorial Board of Educational Technology Research and Development.


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