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Improving remote instruction in the COVID era​
Learn from Stanford University professor Dr. Arnetha Ball and Superintendent of Schools at Middletown Public Schools Michael Conner on how teachers are being supported to improve remote and hybrid instruction during the pandemic.

Ball’s research led to the creation of the Model of Generative Change, a personalized model of professional development being implemented in Middletown’s schools. Under this model, teachers become pedagogical problem solvers, willing to take risks to create student-centered and engaging classrooms.

Ball’s unique approach is facilitated by an innovative virtual coaching and professional development platform, LINCspring, developed by the Learning Innovation Catalyst (LINC), a Cognia Trusted Partner.

Adding their insights on best practices from the field in remote and digital learning will be LINCspring Co-CEO, Jason Green, co-author of the bestselling book “Blended Learning in Action,” and Cognia Senior Vice President Improvement Services, Lisa Stone.


Arnetha F. Ball is the Charles E. Ducommun Endowed Professor (Emerita) in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is a Professor in the Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, Educational Linguistics, and Social Sciences in Education Programs. She currently serves as Chair of the Cross Area Cross Disciplinary Program in Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE) and is Interim Director of the University’s Program in African and African American Studies. Read more about Dr. Ball here.

Michael T. Conner, Ed.D., is Superintendent of Middletown Public Schools in Connecticut. He is a former administrator in New Haven, Hartford, Windham and Norwalk and began his career as an elementary school teacher. He lives in Middletown, with his wife and 3-year-old son.

Sep 24, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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