On Thursday, June 11, 2020, Education Week will be hosting an online summit to examine how the massive school closures caused by the coronavirus and the rapid transition to remote learning across the country is re-shaping the role and use of technology in schools now and for years to come. During this virtual event, Education Week writers and editors and their expert guests will staff “discussion rooms” that tackle a set of issues that are very much top-of-mind for teachers, principals, and district leaders, who are arguably working under the most difficult circumstances ever.
Education Week’s newsroom offers you an opportunity to ask tough questions and better understand the educational technology challenges facing schools as they struggle to figure out what the next steps are for the K-12 system. In this Online Summit, Education Week journalists and their guests will be fielding your questions and guiding the conversations in discussion rooms on a host of topics, including:
• How the nationwide move to remote learning is expanding significantly the percentage of schools with 1-to-1 computing opportunities for students, and what that means for teaching and learning.
• What educators need to do to bridge tech equity gaps, which the coronavirus school closures revealed as schools moved learning from their buildings to students’ homes.
• How the scramble to put together remote learning programs was messy and frustrating but led to teachers developing valuable virtual teaching skills.
• Why the massive move to remote learning raised already heightened concerns about students spending too much time in front of computer screens.
• What technology steps schools need to take now to get ready for next year, whether school buildings are reopened or remote learning continues into the 2020-21 academic year.
• The lessons learned during this massive remote learning experiment about what might work better in training teachers how to use technology more effectively to improve student learning?