Overnight, COVID changed K12 education. As the dust settles and schools begin to look ahead, how can this “new normal” serve as a catalyst for positive change? Now more than ever, we must prioritize the professional growth of educators.

In this online event, we’ll explore what the future of professional growth can look like, tackling the mission-critical problems school districts are facing:

  • Ensuring equitable access to high-quality teaching, no matter the learning model

  • Balancing compassion for teachers with maintaining high expectations for classroom instruction
  • Connecting professional learning to meaningful professional growth for educators


Jennifer Abrams

Education Consultant and author of Having Hard Conversations
Dr. Luvelle Brown

 Superintendent, Ithaca City School District
Jim Knight

 Senior Partner, Instructional Coaching Group
Kris Rouleau

Executive Director, Learning Services & Innovation, ‎McREL International
Cindy Hamblin

 Director, Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance
Jeremy Rogoff

 CEO, KickUp
Christine Voelker

 Director, K-12 Program, Quality Matters
Sarah Warnick

 Director of Products and Services, Virtual Virginia
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11am - 1:15pm EST
The Future of Professional Growth
Welcome and Panel Discussion, featuring Jen Abrams, Dr. Luvelle Brown, Jim Knight, and Kris Rouleau
11-11:45am EST
Building a System for Educator Professional Growth
Live demonstration of new Professional Growth module, featuring a district case study
11:45am-12:30pm EST
How to Assess and Improve Online Instruction - Lessons from a Virtual School
Presented by: Quality Matters, the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance, and Virtual Virginia
12:30-1:15pm EST

1:15-1:30pm EST
1:30-2:30pm EST
Community of Practice
Choice of two roundtable discussions facilitated by K-12 district leaders
1:30-2:30pm EST