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School & District Management Webinar

Are You Ready For It? Top 5 Ways Virtual Academics Can Address District Challenges

Thu., April 11, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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For virtual school principals and members of the Superintendent’s cabinet, this webinar will shed light on the important role that virtual programs play in the short and long-term future of education. Learn from a group of innovative K-12 leaders who are tackling some of today’s most pressing challenges in powerful and creative ways. You’ll walk away from this webinar with an understanding of creative solutions to some of the top challenges in education and a deeper understanding of how virtual programs are increasing access and opportunity for all learners.

In this webinar, we will cover the following topics related to virtual learning:

  • Teacher shortages
  • Inequitable course offering/lack of full course options
  • Opportunity for; CTE, AP / dual enrollment, and world languages
  • Tightening budgets and rising academic costs
  • Resourcing student services + supports
Expert Panelists
Kristen Disney, Managing Director of Specialty Courses at Epic Charter Schools, is an innovative leader dedicated to enhancing student engagement and virtual learning experiences. Through dynamic teams and tailored programs, Kristen drives excellence and innovation in education, fostering creativity and collaboration.
Dr. Sharon Shewbridge has devoted her love of education and technology to inspiring the students of Virginia Beach City Public School for two decades. Previous positions within the division include Computer Resource Specialist, Assistant Principal, K-12 curriculum coordinator, K-12 instructional coordinator, and K-5 math coordinator. In 2014, Dr. Shewbridge was appointed Principal at Kingston Elementary School where she created and delivered professional development for principals that focused on Unpacking Curriculum Standards, Standards Based Grading, Transformational Learning, and Aligning our School Goals to Transformational Learning. Currently serving as Director of Instructional Technology for Virginia Beach schools, Dr. Shewbridge has turned her talents to motivating and mentoring the next generation of instructional technology specialists. Dr. Shewbridge earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and was awarded both her Master’s and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.
Jill Rogier heads ASU Prep Digital, a K-12 public charter school that is blurring the lines between high school and college. With more than 20 years of experience in the online education sector, Jill is committed to reimagining traditional learning paradigms and fostering academic innovation. ASU Prep Digital prioritizes personalized learning experiences designed to equip students for success in higher education and beyond. Through innovative methodologies and state-of-the-art technologies, Jill and her team empower learners to thrive in a dynamic digital landscape. Their unwavering dedication to excellence positions ASU Prep Digital as a trailblazer in the field of online education.
Shelby Jones
Director of K-12, Class Technologies
Shelby Jones brings over 10 years of experience in education with a consistent focus on bringing innovative and thoughtful technology solutions to students and educators. In her current role as Director of K12 at Class, Shelby is responsible for leading a team that partners with school districts nationwide. She has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that schools face, and she is committed to helping them find the right solutions to meet their needs. Shelby’s expertise in K12 technology and her passion for helping students succeed make her a valuable asset to the education community. She is a true thought leader who is helping to shape the future of education.
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