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Why Video and innovation are key to Classrooms of the Future

October 25, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The diversity of the modern classroom has driven an accelerated need for schools and districts to equip teachers with powerful yet simple tools. This new level of diversity — spurred more rapidly by the pandemic — has also driven a larger need for innovation in education.

Video became an absolute necessity in order for K-12 teachers to be able to provide the best possible learning environment for students. Now, more educators are discovering the value of video technology for in-person learning as teachers and students continue to return to the classroom as well as the simplicity of video as an avenue for innovation.

Join a panel of educators and edtech experts to learn how the role of technology, such as video, has evolved and will continue to do so for the modern learning environments.

In this edLeader Panel, you’ll learn:

  • How educators can innovate to create present and future successes
  • Why video will play a major role in every classroom environment — including in-person learning
  • The role of professional development in preparing educators for any scenario

This edLeader Panel will be of interest to K-12 district leaders, educational/instructional technology leaders, curriculum and instruction leaders, and IT/security leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Shaun ConwayAbout the Presenters

Prior to joining Screencastify, Shaun Conway was a classroom teacher and building administrator for more than 10 years. During his time in education, Shaun worked to expand blended learning strategies and 1:1 initiatives, while always focusing on meeting teachers and students where they are. Shaun is a Golden Apple Scholar and Distinguished Alumni from Illinois State University’s Department of History.

Sam KarySam Kary is the founder of New EdTech Classroom, a startup dedicated to teaching educators how to design innovative classrooms with technology. Sam is a former classroom teacher and instructional coach of a decade who spent his early career skeptical of technology’s role in education. Now, he works full time helping teachers learn how to use technology to design interactive, engaging, authentic learning experiences that cultivate 21st century skill development in the 4 Cs through his YouTube channel, online courses, and workshops. Sam is an ISTE Certified Educator, National Geographic Certified Educator, and Google Certified Trainer, and his work has been featured in Forbes for supporting teachers during emergency distance learning. Follow him on Twitter @newedtechclass, and take his free Teaching with Technology Starter Kit course at newedtechclassroom.com/starterkit.

Kimberly NidyAfter teaching business and technology courses for 20 years, Kimberly Nidy left the classroom and has served at the district level as an Innovation Specialist, Director of Instruction, and now Director of Technology. These roles have allowed her to work in the areas of defining and implementing innovative initiatives that support teaching and learning.

About the Moderator

Zack Blois

Zack Blois is the Director of Marketing at Screencastify and is a former high school teacher and informal educator. After his time teaching, he spent the last 10+ years driving strategy, learning, and building teams at EdTech and general software companies.


October 25, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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