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Four Surprises Post-Pandemic for Schools

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Release Date: 06/16/2021

Testing at a Crossroads: Assessment for Personalization vs Normalization show art Testing at a Crossroads: Assessment for Personalization vs Normalization

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a lot of innovation in how testing and assessment is used to provide students and schools with starting places to identify and address unfinished learning.

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Longtime friend and great intellect Drew Hinds, Executive Director of Technology Services from Huntington Beach City School District in California, discusses with LeiLani the idea of Hybrid Logistics as an answer to the huge disruption of how schools currently use time and space.  The student requirement for significant flexibility is here, and what does that mean for schools?  LeiLani mentions the “real definition” of personalization comes from the consumer world. 

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LeiLani Cauthen discusses what EduJedi are seeing for changes in expectations and what schools will need to do to overcome “hidden” frictions. She also brings up “infinity scale logic” versus binary logic and why it is important to be familiar with it to address cultural shifts as schools.  Listen to also find out the “two modes” of communications patterns for students today.

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Becoming Human Using Assessment Data show art Becoming Human Using Assessment Data

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What if testing was more human centric and not so scary and indiscriminate? Listen to this discussion about bringing back meaning to assessments through new skills in data and logic that work even in distance learning scenarios. EduJedi LeiLani Cauthen interviews CEO Laura Slover and Joey Web, Director of Academic Services, of CenterPoint Education Solutions.

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Lights, Camera, Action! What about on-camera Simultaneous Teaching show art Lights, Camera, Action! What about on-camera Simultaneous Teaching

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EduJedi LeiLani Cauthen and Fred King from Cisco discuss the “why” of simultaneous teaching in a live classroom plus via video online feels a lot like going on stage.  Behavior tends to change when cameras are panning, tilting, zooming, so a new Cisco solution modifies all that with a stationary “quad-cam” and audio detection that auto-creates a split-screen and software manages everything. 

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Learning Recovery Starts with Seeing and Hearing A.I. show art Learning Recovery Starts with Seeing and Hearing A.I.

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Schools now have a big worry about lack of learning because students just can’t see or hear well, either because of masks and plexiglass everywhere on site or from a distance over video feeds.  Guest Daniel Kleman and EduJedi LeiLani Cauthen discuss things like invisible sound bubbles that block background noise, artificial intelligence managing audio beams so the teacher is heard by all and students don’t get left behind.

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Dr. Lance Ford, Chief Technology Officer from Howe County Schools in Oklahoma shares their journey pivoting to digital, battling poor connectivity, and grappling with the reality of a new normal of expectations by students and parents. Innovative thinking from this smallish district shows what’s non-negotiable in delivering learning and how a new formula is taking center stage. A fun and fast conversation. 

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Hear from a technical expert on K12 school security about information security. Doug Walsten from Cisco mentions both data-at-rest and data-in-motion with regards to school data, which is “everywhere” in K-12 systems, in the cloud, or on some teacher’s desktop. Schools are using thousands of Apps and major systems that hold personal information of students. Listen for an excellent sketch of concerns, accompanied by various stories about what goes on in schools and some trends in Security.

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Become a Hybrid Learning Pro: Tips & Resources to Keep Students Engaged Anywhere show art Become a Hybrid Learning Pro: Tips & Resources to Keep Students Engaged Anywhere

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The transformation of learning where suddenly students and teachers are not physically together has driven widespread use of video conferencing.  Screen fatigue complaints and disengagement were center stage early on, but certain folks like Suzanne Phillips rode in to show how to do it right.  LeiLani interviews Suzanne Phillips from Cisco Webex who has focused on creating tips and resources for teachers, by learning from successful educators worldwide. 

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New Digital Personalized Approaches to Equity show art New Digital Personalized Approaches to Equity

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Schools are bringing on professional grade digital curriculum and aiming at true personalization.  LeiLani hosts Liz Brooke and Michele Eaton, Director of Virtual And Blended Learning from the M.S.D. of Wayne Township.  This discussion about what software can do in schools reveals how leaders are trying to balance human teaching within a new context of real personalization because of more sophisticated software so that they can rid themselves of systemic inequities. 

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LeiLani Cauthen discusses what EduJedi are seeing for changes in expectations and what schools will need to do to overcome “hidden” frictions. She also brings up “infinity scale logic” versus binary logic and why it is important to be familiar with it to address cultural shifts in schools.  Listen to also find out the “two modes” of communications patterns for students today.