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Webinars & Resources

 Strategic Partner Resources to Benefit Superintendents, Teachers & School Districts  

 

WEBINARS/PODCAST

  • Ferrara Fiorenza PC presented a webinar on EMPLOYEES IN THE WORKPLACE DURING COVID-19: LEGAL AND PRACTICAL ISSUES presented by Michael L. Dodd, Esq. The powerpoint presentation can be reviewed  Download NYSCOSS-Speech1.pptx and the recording can be viewed HERE.

  • Education Element has developed a Webinar Series focus on topics of return to school planning, virtual learning and remote work environments, and equity.

  • Forecast5 Analytics has developed a COVID-19 Resources page to help you address the complex  challenges school districts are facing. Additionally, download our NY Budget Impacts workbook, which will guide you through operational and budget considerations related to COVID-19, and take advantage of insights shared during our “COVID-19 Financial Planning & Communications” webinar hosted in conjunction with NYSCOSS, which focuses on strategies for Superintendents to communicate their financial situations to their Boards and communities. To receive a copy of your district’s customized Economic Profile Report discussed during the webinar, please contact Josh Rader at jrader@forecast5analytics.com.

  • A+Technology & Security Solutions - Pre-Recorded Webinar on School Safety and Security After COVID19. Will the unprecedented nation-wide school shut-down and anxiety over the COVID19 virus crisis cause our students to be more violent when they return to school? Can the stress of the last few months result in potentially violent outbursts from students who may have never been a threat before? Every school must reevaluate their safety and security profile, their policies, protocols, drills, security equipment, staff training and readiness. https://youtu.be/LDhjgbBSJj8 Temperature Detection Cameras for Schools: Implementing the Temperature Detection Camera System in schools can help detect an elevated skin temperature. Custom alerts can be set up to alert the proper personnel when anyone passes through the systems field of view and who's temperature surpasses the normal threshold set.

  • Renaissance Learning - Focus Skills are—simply put—the building blocks of student learning. Based on extensive research into how learning progresses in reading and mathematics, Focus Skills provide a roadmap for closing learning gaps as you move every student toward greater mastery. Visit the Renaissance Focus Skills Resource Center to learn more: https://www.renaissance.com/focus-skills/ Available resources include: View focus skills for literacy and math by state.

  • Danforth's School Facilities COVID-19 Response Webinar Recordinghttps://www.dropbox.com/s/ixvfq4ywmkeolw0/6-25-20%20Webinar-20200625%201400-1.mp4?dl=0

RESOURCES TO ASSIST SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH RETURN 

  • Education Elements has been proud to partner with over ten districts across the country for the past month to begin to develop return to school plans. We partner with districts to: assemble a responsive return planning team, develop several potential scenarios for return with knowns vs. unknowns and a checklist of triggers/dependencies for activating each scenario, and to prototype systems, processes, and actions if each scenario is activated. To learn more, check out our recently released guide to Return Planning or contact us at info@edelements.com.

 TOOLS AND SERVICES 

  1. Infinite Campus is offering  LMS Tools and has other great resources for superintendents to pass along to their teachers.

  2. NWEA just released their latest research brief, “The COVID-19 slide: What summer learning loss can tell us about the potential impact of school closures on student academic achievement.”  NWEA is committed to supporting districts this fall with MAP Growth licenses whether you are testing remotely or in the classroom. Having accurate data in the hands of your educators at the beginning of the school year will allow them to know where each student is academically and ultimately close learning gaps. If you’d like to have a discussion on how NWEA can help your district build a strong restart plan, please contact NYteam@nwea.org.  For more resources, visit our library of webinars

  3. Thoughtexchange providing Free-to-all Access during COVID-19 crisis. Any organization can visit www.thoughtexchange.com and gain free access to the platform to ask questions relevant to the COVID-19 outbreak. There are no strings attached and no limits put in place on participant numbers or the amount of questions able to be asked relating to COVID-19. Free access to the platform will remain open indefinitely. Sign up:  https://www.thoughtexchange.com/keep-people-connected/

  4. As K–12 and higher education institutions around the world adopt remote learning, Apple has new resources to support you.There are curated collections in the App Store featuring remote learning apps for institutions and educatorsapps to learn and study from home, and apps that work with Schoolwork.

  5. Mosaic Associates would like to share their COVID resource page which is on their website. Click on link here to review. 

  6. EAB has created a compilation of access to major public health organizations, education associations, crisis plans and communication templates, and also lists what others are doing in real-time to respond to the crisis. Link here for details. 

  7. PowerMyLearning is offering Free Family Playlists® to schools and districts impacted by school closures through August 2020. Family Playlists are mobile-friendly, multilingual learning assignments that have students “teach” their families a concept by completing a fun, collaborative activity together.  Learn  more: https://powermylearning.org/learn/covid-19-update/ A special online workshop for teachers free of charge called “Strategies to Boost Student and Family Engagement During School Closures.” Customizable online workshops for families in English and Spanish to engage them in preventing student learning loss during the spring and summer. Learn more: https://powermylearning.org/learn/workshops 

  8. clevr: For a limited time, clevr forms is offering to automate one manual form at no cost to NY districts.  If you are a clevr client, we'll add it to the list of forms in your clevr platform.  If you're not a client, we'll build the form in a sandbox.  We've never met a form we couldn't automate!  Watch our video to learn more about clevr and to share your form with us:  https://share.vidyard.com/watch/m8pjWd8YURf4GUVsRJrAgm

  9. Danforth has a Benchmark Report Card Program that is being offered at no cost where Danforth's team would evaluate and “grade” a School District’s facility infrastructure needs for self-funding upgrade opportunities.   

  10. Edgenuity provides online and blended learning solutions for students in grades K-12 including core and credit recovery courses, intervention and test readiness programs, virtual instruction, and professional development. Our solutions propel student success, empower teachers to deliver effective instruction, and enable schools to meet their academic goals. Learn more at Edgenuity.com

  11. Intralogic Solutions is helping districts to protect buildings and deter crime by providing two weeks of 24/7 no-cost Event Driven Remote Camera Monitoring to all current clients. These services provide important piece of mind and, should an incident occur the District contact(s) will be notified immediately. Read more about this service here! 

  12. Rethink Ed is committed to supporting social-emotional wellness as we begin to Re-Imagine, Re-Start, Re-Focus, and ReCover from COVID-19 by providing districts with preventative health measures tool kit that includes webinars, whitepapers, tips and strategies for supporting your entire community during this time of uncertainty. They have developed online resources for families Rethink Ed's Trauma toolkit will officially launch on today, as part of our series. They developed a free short video for Adults Coping with Trauma. The video provides an overview of the common physical & emotional reactions to traumatic events, as well as strategies for coping with traumatic stress. We hope that this will be useful for your educators and parents as they gear up for back to school.

  13. Learn more about resources from the Safety, Heath & Consumer Council on Parental Controls for TV and Digital Video: Toddlers Through Teens

 

SEE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 

Strategic Partners
  • BBS Architects, Landscape Architects, & Engineers, P.C.
  • Campus Construction Management Group, Inc.
  • Core BTS, Inc.
  • CSArch
  • Day Automation
  • Ferrara Fiorenza PC
  • K12 Insight
  • NaviGate360
  • New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR)
  • Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
  • SEI Design Group
  • SuperEval
  • The ECG Group
  • Thoughtexchange
  • Utica National Insurance Group