Thought Leader Session: Compelled to Change Part 2: Deep Dive

David Vroonland, Superintendent, Mesquite ISD
Ron Espinosa, Director of Education, SoftServe
Alona Golopuz, Solutions Consultant, SoftServe
Kevin Hodges, Regional Manager, Google for Education
Kyle Azua, GCP Program Manager, Google for Education

Join Google and Mesquite ISD as they take a deep dive into their Ayo program featured in their previous Thought Leader session.

Amplify Reading for Texas Home Learning

Laura Seal, Associate Director, Supplements, Amplify
Emily Lutrick, ELA and Dyslexia Coordinator, Allen ISD

Through the Texas Home Learning Initiative, K-2 students can have free access to an adaptive, student-driven digital reading program, Amplify Reading Texas, that can be accessed at home and at school. See the program that can help address the COVID slide and find out how to opt-in.

The Key to Transformation: Music as a Bridge Between SEL and Culturally Competent Classrooms

Toni Garza, Interim Director of Training, QuaverEd, Inc.

In this session, explore the intersection of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (CRP) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Both are helpful frameworks for understanding and supporting every student to succeed. And both can be enhanced through the power of music! Attendees will walk away with tangible ideas for engaging their students in fun, interactive, and effective ways. No musical expertise required.

Thought Leader Session: Compelled to Change, Part 1: Applying Lessons Learned from Eastman Kodak

David Vroonland, Superintendent, Mesquite ISD
Angel Rivera, Asst Superintendent for Innovation & Leadership at Mesquite ISD
Cara Jackson, Executive Director Instructional Technology at Mesquite ISD
Lisa Lovato, Innovation and Personalized Learning Specialist at Mesquite ISD

Like Eastman Kodak, schools run the risk of clinging to strategies rather than purpose. Learn to build a purpose-driven strategy today for better student outcomes tomorrow. Come see how AYO can help serve the purpose of education for the sake of our students.

Virtual Learning Studios: Maximizing the Potential of Remote Learning

Elizabeth Fagen, Superintendent, Humble ISD
Nolan Correa, Associate Superintendent for Support Sevices, Humble ISD
Jeff Chapman, Principal, PBK
Gregory Prince, Partner, PBK

This session will focus on two types of remote learning: synchronized and asynchronous. Each of these types has specific advantages and challenges that must be understood in order to effectively teach remote learners. This presentation will focus on lessons learned for both types of remote instruction.