How has College and Career Readiness shifted with the pandemic?
In this episode of Opportunity Thrives, Jason Mitchell sits down with Jean Sharp and Deborah Delisle, the CEO and president Alliance for Excellent Education. They discuss how the pandemic shifted college and career readiness support for students in 2021, and Deborah shares new ways...
A Summer School Model of Success
Summer school has always been an important time for schools and for districts to try and get their students up to speed for the year ahead. In this episode, we speak with Kathy Moffitt, Director of Administrative Projects, and Carol Boatman, Director of Learning and Innovation from the Anchorage School District about their plans for the summer.
Demystifying COVID Funding
Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Federal government has been releasing funds left and right whether may it be in health care, social welfare, and especially in education. In this episode, we are joined by Mr. Michael Griffith who will help us understand how Covid Relief Funding works, how it is distributed and, it will help the education sector while adjusting to hybrid learning.
Disruptive Change in K12 Education Emerging from the Pandemic
While many things remain uncertain about the year ahead, districts are fully engaged in the challenging work of moving education forward as we consider what changes will be needed, even desired, to best serve the needs of...
Radical Transparency, Compassionate Leadership, and Embracing Failure: An Interview with Superintendent Dr. Quintin Shepherd
In this episode of Opportunity Thrives, Jason Mitchell sits down with Dr. Quintin Shepherd, a true visionary for the future of education, and the Superintendent at Victoria Independent School District in Victoria, Texas. Throughout this fascinating conversation...
Tapping into teacher expertise to inform the future of education
Jean Sharp had another opportunity to speak with John Watson, the founder of Evergreen Education Group and the Digital Learning Annual Conference in this episode. They discuss...
Putting PD into Practice through Virtual Learning
On the show today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Stepan Mekhitarian, the Interim Director for Innovation, Instruction, Assessment & Accountability at Glendale Unified School District in Glendale, California. Stepan is passionate about...
Addressing the Digital Divide: Interview with Beaverton School District
When the COVID-19 pandemic thrust students and teachers into virtual learning (literally overnight), existing digital inequities were quickly exposed. Matthew Hiefield, a teacher for Beaverton School District, and a member...
The Future is Now for Digital Learning
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that change is inevitable in every aspect of our lives. This couldn’t be more apparent than what we experienced in education and...