#OhioLeads Virtual Summit 2020

Sharing Lessons Learned During the Academic Response to COVID-19

More information and event registration

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT IS IT?

The Ohio LEADS Virtual Summit is a retrospective on the reaction of education to the COVID-19 crisis. The primary focus will be on actions taken by Ohio Community Colleges although four-year, K-12, and out of state institutions will be invited to participate as well.

WHEN IS IT?

The summit is scheduled for Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4. Each day will contain roughly hour long sessions on specific topics. Please see the Agenda below.

WHERE IS IT?

This is a virtual summit that will primarily use Zoom. Other conferencing applications may also be used, Microsoft Teams, etc.

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

We don't want to lose this opportunity because inside of challenges, that's when innovation happens. That's when growth occurs!

Share!

We are looking for people to participate and share in many of our sessions. Do you have a success story to share? Was there something you tried that didn't work like you expected? Please consider signing up to attend the summit and we will follow up with information about how you can get involved and share you experiences!

Submit Questions!

We are gathering people from all over the state to discuss education in the "new normal" and we would love to be able to address questions that you have regarding any of the summit topics. After you sign up to attend the summit, we will be following up with communications that will provide an opportunity for you to submit questions that you would like addressed by our panels. Also, we will be fielding questions during the summit as well!

Attend!

We want to hear as many ideas and share as many lessons learned as possible. We can only do that if people like you join us! Please consider signing up to attend the summit and we will follow up with information on how to join the individual sessions.


"Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much."


Helen Keller



AGENDA

We would like to invite you to participate in one, some, or all of the events below!

Please note, our agenda is subject to change.

Day 1: Effective Communication in Remote Learning Environments

Day 1 of our virtual summit will focus on communication. The main topic will be in remote learning environments but we hope that some of the lessons learned can transfer over into helping us all communicate more effectively with our teams and the people we serve. How did some of you handle communicating to your learner populations? How did you handle communicating with each other through your departments, your divisions, your peer groups? We would love to hear your successes and your challenges!

9am to 10am // EXPERIENCE: Zoom and other conferencing tools

We will begin our virtual summit by showing some of the features in Zoom, specifically the Breakout Rooms feature.

10am to 11am // CONVERSATION: Design thinking as a way of communicating through change

Dr. Jerry Schnepp leads a discussion on design thinking with a specific emphasis on how it can lead to improved communication through the change process.

11am to Noon // EXPERIENCE: Slack and Discord

Mike Vanderpool, Brad Geer, and Alex Cummins discuss how they have used Slack and Discord for both curricular and co-curricular activities.

Noon to 1pm // LUNCH BREAK

We will have an open Zoom room for conversations during lunch.

1pm to 2pm // PANEL: How to get messaging out to learners

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

2pm to 3pm // RECAP PODCAST: Using Podcasts to Communicate with an Audience

Michael Vanderpool and Eric Ward will be podcasting each day to recap. They will be fielding questions from the audience as well.


Day 2: Using Data

Day 2 of our virtual summit will focus on collecting and using data. There have been a lot of opportunities for us to serve our population better by collecting data and being able to use data to help make decisions. What are some of the ways that we can collect and use data to help some of the decisions that we may have to make as we move forward?

9am to 10am // PRESENTATION: Getting good data

Eric Wise from Stage 3 Talent will provide information on collecting data.

10am to 11am // CONVERSATION: Using data to make decisions

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

11am to Noon // PRESENTATION: Data Visualization

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

Noon to 1pm // LUNCH BREAK

We will have an open Zoom room for conversations during lunch.

1pm to 2pm // PANEL: Using data to drive processes

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

2pm to 3pm // RECAP PODCAST: Data Roundup

Michael Vanderpool and Eric Ward will be podcasting each day to recap. Eric Wise will be our guest as we recap the day.


Day 3: Responsive Learning Experience Design

Day 3 of our virtual summit will focus on the learner experience in remote environments. How might we take the best of in-person and online learning, put them together, and serve a much wider population providing more access to high quality learning? How we might be able to better employ the existing tools that we have and incorporate some of the pedagogy that we may or may not be aware of into the day to day of what we're doing as we try to help people learn and grow?

9am to 10am // ROUND TABLE: Listening to our learners

A group of learners will share their stories from the spring semester.

10am to 11am // CONVERSATION: Synchronous and asynchronous vs. face-to-Face and online

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

11am to Noon // EXPERIENCE: Group work in remote learning environments

In this session, we will share ideas for learning activities in remote environments. We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

Noon to 1pm // LUNCH BREAK

We will have an open Zoom room for conversations during lunch.

1pm to 2pm // BREAKOUT ROUNDTABLES: Discipline specific discussions

We will have separate room for people from nursing, advanced manufacturing, tech, and arts & sciences to discuss their discipline specific challenges. We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

2pm to 3pm // RECAP PODCAST: User experience in remote learning environments

Michael Vanderpool and Eric Ward will be podcasting each day to recap. Keith Instone from Dexterity UX will join us to discuss user experience in remote learning environments.


Day 4: Remote Learner Services

Day 4 of our virtual summit will focus on remote learning services. How might we provide better access to support our learners holistically, especially in remote environments? How can we take these lessons learned and apply them to what our new normal is so that going forward we're ready for anything and at the same time probably be better able to serve and provide access to a wider population than we were before?

9am to 10am // ROUND TABLE: Mental and physical well-being

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

10am to 11am // PANEL: Learner engagemnt in remote activities

Dr. Allen Berres, Michael Vanderpool, Michael Jacobs will lead a discussion on interacting with student groups in remote environments. We are also looking for panelists to share their stories.

11am to Noon // CONVERSATION: Recruiting and advising

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

Noon to 1pm // LUNCH BREAK

We will have an open Zoom room for conversations during lunch.

1pm to 2pm // PANEL: Tutoring

We are looking for panelists to share their stories.

2pm to 3pm // RECAP PODCAST: Bringing it all together.

Michael Vanderpool and Eric Ward will be podcasting each day to recap. They will be fielding questions from the audience as well.