Aired September 15th
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Leaders from the K-12 community gathered virtually to explore the start of a school year unlike any other. Watch the recording to hear from leaders like CEO of Cleveland Metro Schools Eric Gordon, Educational Evangelist Steven Anderson and K-12 DMG Consultant Rachel Klein.

You'll gain insights on in-person, online and hybrid teaching approaches being implemented this fall. Watch the video for actionable tips to ensure student learning is not disrupted despite the array of distractions today’s students are facing.

This video explores:

  • The reopening process and overcoming key challenges
  • Digital instruction and student engagement
  • How to support the mental health of students and those with disability needs
  • Teacher and parent concerns and perspectives

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Meet our Speakers

Eric Gordon

CEO, Cleveland Metro Schools & Member, Chiefs for Change and the Great City Schools

Eric Gordon was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) in June 2011 after serving as the district’s Chief Academic Officer for four years. He is responsible for the leadership and daily management of Cleveland’s 37,000-student school district. Now in his ninth year as CEO, Mr. Gordon is the longest serving superintendent of the Cleveland Public Schools in over forty years. Mr. Gordon, together with Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson and other business, philanthropic, and educational leaders, successfully lobbied Ohio legislators in 2012 to pass The Cleveland Plan, a revolutionary package of education reform legislation that was signed into law on July 2, 2012. The Cleveland Plan has received national attention for its strong bipartisan support and unprecedented collaborative process that united the people of Cleveland around a collective mission to transform their public-school system. Most recently Mr. Gordon and his partners, which now include Cuyahoga County and County Executive Armond Budish, announced Say Yes Cleveland, a ground-breaking partnership that will ensure every CMSD student has the services and supports they need in order to thrive in school and last dollar tuition scholarships to any public college or university in Ohio as well as to over 120 private universities nationwide, guaranteed for the next 25 years.

Steven Anderson

Educational Evangelist, Founder and CEO, Web20Classroom

Steven W. Anderson is a leader in the convergence of digital learning and leadership. As a former teacher and Director of Instructional Technology he has expertise in educational technology integration, using social media for learning, technology implementation efficacy and creating meaningful School:Home Relationships. As @web20classroom he travels the globe talking to schools, districts and leaders about how they can be powerful change agents in education transformation. He is an accomplished book author and has been named Twitterer of the Year, a Top 50 Educational Influencer, an Educational Innovator and a Microsoft Hero of Education.

Rachel Klein

Senior Associate, District Management Group

Rachel Klein serves as a trusted consultant for the K-12 community on behalf of the District Management Group. Klein works with district leaders and American public school leaders on best practices for management, tools and support to help schools and students thrive. She previously served as an Expansion Manager for the Division of Early Childhood Education for the NYC Department of Education. Klein has a Master of Education Policy and Management from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Misty Cobb, EdD, MBA

Transformational education & technology expert

Dr. Misty Cobb is a trusted education and technology leader in K-12 and higher education. Cobb works with K-12 and higher education leaders on best practices for using technology to provide accessible and equitable learning opportunities for all students. Previously she served as a business education teacher in Alabama, where her program earned recognition as a Top 10 program in the state. While working in K-12 public education, Cobb had the opportunity to support the district as a technology coordinator and member of the School Improvement Team. Cobb earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Alabama where her research centered on transformational learning in faculty professional development.   

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