NONPROFIT, NONPARTISAN PLATFORM OF ACCURATE SCIENCE-BASED SOLUTIONS TO COVID-19

Agenda

Federal Dollars.  

The Legislation.  An understanding of how the $170 billion will distributed, utilized, and measured.  

Accessing Funds. A look at how schools can efficiently access these funds and put them to best use.   

Application of Funding: A description of the 5 approved areas of expenditure and specific application  

Professional Development, Curriculum Development, Social-Emotional Teaching, Adoption of Technology, Addressing Learning Loss, Visual Thinking 

Public Health. Infection Control, COVID Testing, Environmental Health, Mental Health Services, Return of School Nurses, Counselors 

Technology. Curriculum Enrichment, Remote Capabilities, Hardware/Software, Continuity Plans, Live Streaming Education 

Infrastructure. Physical Spaces Improvements, Design & Architecture, Air Quality (HVAC, etc.), Lighting 

Socio – Economical. Reduction of inequalities (race, ethnic, minorities, homelessness, foster care) After School Programs, Community Engagement, Summer Enrichment, Student Aid Programs 

Legislative experts and those engaged in policy making in education sector.  

  • Kristopher Park,  Data expert is compiling national database on the funding applications throughout the US.  
  • Ozzie Palomo, Chartwell Partners, Washington DC 
  • Rebecah Shah, Chiefs for Change.

Overcoming Pandemics

Testing: How to implement COVID testing to ensure the safety of teachers, staff and students. Testing systems to manage against the spread. Accessing and administering testing systems to fit a school environment.   

  • Sanjay Malkani, Indianapolis, President of FastLabs division of LumiraDX 
  • Mike Howe chief scientist PathogenDX 
  • Anne Wyllie. Yale School of Public Health.

Ventilation: How ventilation systems can thwart the spread of airborne pathogens. Air testing systems. Ventilation systems and creating a healthy physical environment. 

  • Simon Turner, Building Cognition 
  • Max Herman, ASHRAE 
  • Jeff Wagner, Clark County School District 

Catching Up. Accelerated Learning  

Educational Tech. How technologies can accelerate learning. Computer assisted learning. The digital divide. Every kid connected. A level playing field.  Computers, Software and Tutoring. AI. Learning protocols.  

  • Jay Hatfield. Founder Tutoring America  
  • Elise Henson, Gary Foundation  
  • Daniel Pianko, Achieve Partners  

Healthy Children

Health:  children cannot learn if not physically and emotionally healthy. How wellness including psychological and emotional resources for children.  Health. Advances Diagnosis. Telemedicine as a tool.  Mental Health. Psychology and trauma.  Special needs. Dyslexia and attention deficit treatments. Eyesight. Concussions, sports injuries.  Acne. Self-image stress on teens.  Unequal access. Nutrition. Role of sugar, diet, avoiding diabetes.  

  • Emily Gold Mears, Health Technology Researcher and Author
  • Rebecca Love, Registered Nurse, Founder of SONSIEL 
  • Allison Bajracharya, COVID Colorado 
  • Samata Sharma MD.  Harvard Psychologist

 

Monday, June 28th, Reception

Tuesday Sessions. June 29  

Strategy and design. The objective is the plenary session will be to provide the critical information that everyone should understand regarding the legislation, its intent and how the funds will flow. The goal is to give a compressed summary of the critical components supplemented by deep dive for sessions on each topic in the afternoon.   

Luncheons. We will get some fresh air with luncheons set at restaurants on the wharf. Tables organized by interest groups.

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Afternoon Sessions  

The plenary session will offer the perspective of specific players in the school district. These are those we are trying to empower to maximize the success. Running concurrently will be breakout sessions on specific topics. Breakouts. Focused discussion around specific important topics. Technology Track will present promising advances and new technologies. Special Interest Groups. Any delegate can take the initiative to form a special interest discussion.   

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  • Reception. We will close day one with a reception the first floor wharf-side which adjoin the Tracks 3 and 4.  
  • Dinner. At 7 pm. Jeffersonian dinners will be held in selected restaurants on the wharf.  
  • Rock n’ Roll. At 9 pm there will be a party with musical performance until 12 midnight.  
  • Late night. The Wharf-side bar will remain open for our guests.  

 Wednesday Sessions. June 30  

Strategy and design. The objective is the plenary session will continue with a core curriculum executive summary of the major critical areas of concern. The goal is to give a compressed summary of the critical components supplemented by deep dive for sessions on each in the afternoon.  

Luncheon. We will get some fresh air with luncheons set at restaurants on the wharf. Tables organized by interest groups. 

Table- Coming Soon 

Afternoon Sessions  

The plenary session will offer continue sessions based on popularity on specific topics. All plenary sessions will be recorded and provided to delegates after the conference.  Technology Track will present promising advances and new technologies. The Special Interest Groups can begin meeting in the afternoon.  

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