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A nimbleness in teaching: Maximizing digital learning from the classroom to Zoom and back

Webinar on September 30 at 12 noon PT, 3 pm ET
Maximizing effective instruction across physical and digital environments is key to meeting student learning goals during an uncertain school year. Educators and students alike had to learn on their feet last spring as classrooms made the sudden shift to remote learning. A proven instructional practice that worked in the physical classroom may not have translated well to Zoom. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the current paradigm shift in differentiating digital content and resources to support student learning, whether that happens in person or in hybrid or remote settings. Teachers’ ability to adopt and adapt to new instructional practices will be crucial to ensuring that student learning continues.

  • What strategies can teachers embrace to make the most of precious classroom time?
  • What activities are best suited to a virtual environment, particularly when in-person learning time is limited?
  • How do you create a seamless transition between the two?

Dr. Julie A. Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow, and Dr. Kari Stubbs, Vice President, Learning and Innovation at BrainPOP, will facilitate a timely conversation with three K-8 school principals and a district leader who are re-imagining the use of digital content based on lessons learned last spring. Educators will come away with fresh insights and practical ideas to become even more effective and agile this school year.

All webinar registrants will receive an advance copy of a new report that Project Tomorrow is developing to support discussions like these in schools and districts nationwide.  This new report will leverage timely Speak Up national research findings and will also identity examples of how digital content can support expository, active and interactive learning across different school formats.  Per our dedication to helping education leaders translate research into practice, the report will also include recommendations on how to use the report findings to inform local planning and professional development as well as a short list of thought-provoking questions to stimulate further local discussions. 

About the co-moderators for this webinar:

Dr. Julie A. Evans
Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow

Dr. Dr. Julie A.Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org) and the founder and chief researcher of the heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually reports on the authentic views of K-12 students, parents and educators on education issues.  She is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego and California State University San Marcos.  Dr. Evans serves on several boards and advisory councils and is a frequent speaker and writer on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning. Among her own accolades and awards, she was named in 2020 as the winner of EdTech Digest’s National Leader award.

Twitter:  @JulieEvans_PT
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/drjulieevans  


Dr. Kari Stubbs
Vice President, Learning and Innovation, BrainPOP

Recognized by EdTech Digest as one of 100 top influencers in education technology, Dr. Kari Stubbs is uniquely experienced in a host of education topics and issues through her experiences in the classroom as an elementary educator, opportunities to learn alongside teachers and students around the globe, rigorous academic programming through her doctoral work, industry insight and vision through her contributions at BrainPOP, and the opportunity to give back through a host of industry boards. Dr. Stubbs has received the "Making It Happen" Award, the Presidential Community Service award, was recognized as "20 to Watch," and Microsoft's Education VP twice named her a Global Hero in Education. Kari earned her PhD in Curriculum with a minor in Administration from the University of Kansas. Her dissertation focused on the use of technology in preservice program design.

Twitter:  @karistubbs
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/karistubbs/



  • Dr. Brooke Morgan, Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Talladega County Schools (AL)
  • Brian Dishman, Chief Academic Officer at Wayne County Schools (KY)
  • Ben Gilpin, Elementary School Principal in Western School District (MI)
  • Brenda Hall, Executive Director, Southern California Professional Development Federation (CA)