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Teaching Webinar

How Educators Can Use Their Newfound Tech & Teaching Skills To Improve Instruction

Thu., April 07, 2022, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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We’ll take a hard look at what the increases in technology availability and teacher tech skills have meant in the classroom, and how these newfound skills can be used to improve instruction. A panel of educators will offer takeaways and tangible tips for educators at all levels.

We’ll unpack these questions:

  • What strategies honed during virtual, or hybrid learning have become especially popular, and which pandemic teaching techniques seem to be going by the wayside?
  • How can teachers build on the skills they mastered during the pandemic without burning out?
  • And how can schools help students recover academically from the pandemic while also meeting their significant social-and-emotional needs?

The pandemic has been hugely disruptive for students’ academic learning, mental health, and more. But one of the few silver linings of the crisis has been that schools were able to purchase a record amount of new technology and teachers across the country got a lot more familiar both with those devices and new strategies for instruction.

That’s helped put a well-timed jolt into classroom instruction, with nearly half of educators—46 percent—surveyed by the Education Week Research Center earlier this year saying that teachers’ new facility with technology has been highly beneficial for teaching and learning. Nearly a third said the increased focus on digital teaching skills has prompted them to try new tools and strategies.

Stevie Franks
Fifth Grade Teacher, Zionsville West Middle School (Ind.)
Laura Israelsen
Digital Literacy Partner, West Lake Middle School (Colo.)
Nelann Taylor
High School Spanish Teacher, St. John the Baptist Parish Schools, (La.)
Kristin Daley Conti
Lead Science Teacher, Tantasqua Junior High School (Mass.)
Alyson Klein
Assistant Editor, Education Week
Alyson Klein is a veteran education writer who has covered K-12 schools for more than a dozen years. She covers the latest developments in educational technology, including topics such personalized learning, data privacy, digital curricula, cybersecurity, and teacher professional development. She is also the lead writer for Technology Counts, Education Week’s annual report about the state of educational technology.

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