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Wednesday, May 20 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Partnering for Innovation: Instruction and IT Collaborating for Equity

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The School District of Pickens County (SDPC), SC (16,000 students) has bridged the instructional and technology divide to achieve true collaboration for instructional innovation. SDPC leadership believes in preparing our students for success beyond the classroom. Our priorities and decisions are made to fulfil this vision, supporting equity and innovation. We developed a budget plan collaboratively with our board, agreeing together on priorities. One of these top priorities is a robust technology infrastructure that includes 1:1 student devices, upgraded wireless and electronics, a fiber ring network, and a robust interoperable digital ecosystem. This has enabled us to launch flexible learning environments using technology to expand opportunities for personalized learning.Join us as we share our story on ensuring sustainable funding with board support, building a digital ecosystem, and addressing teacher shortages with expanded virtual learning opportunities.You will evaluate your current practices and receive resources for developing your own plan for innovation.

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Barbara Nesbitt

Assistant Superintendent for Technology Services, School District of Pickens County
Daniel Ralyea, Director of the Office of Research and Data Analysis at the SC DOE, works with a broad network of decision makers to make the most of his state's educational data. With nearly 750,000 K-12 students in the system, trying to deliver the best results for these students... Read More →

Lori Gwinn

Director of Secondary Education, School District of Pickens County
Mrs. Lori Gwinn is the Director of Secondary Education in the School District of Pickens County. She is joined by Mrs. Sharon Huff, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, and Dr. Barbara Nesbitt, Executive Director of Technology. This Pickens team has worked in education... Read More →

Sharon Huff

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Service, School District of Pickens County

Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm MDT