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COVID-19 has had an undeniable impact on K-12 education, and we understand that many administrators, teachers and school counselors are facing unique and pressing challenges as the 2020/21 school year approaches. On Thursday, August 20 at 4 p.m. Central Daylight Time, the University of South Dakota will offer A Changed Landscape in K-12 Education: Considerations and Solutions for Educators. This free webcast will feature a panel of experts in education and mental health; David De Jong, Ed.D., Kari Oyen, Ph.D., Dyanis Popova, Ph.D., and Daniel DeCino, Ph.D., of the USD School of Education and Dana Livermont, M.Ed., of the South Dakota Education Association will address the challenging decisions schools are making, opportunities for using technology to facilitate learning, the ways in which reopening plans impact children from marginalized communities, and considerations regarding the mental health of students, parents and teachers.

Please use the form below to register for the event by Monday, August 17. We also invite you to submit any questions or topics you would like the panel to address during this conversation or in future webinars. Those who register will receive a link to join the webcast approximately 30 minutes before the event begins.

A maximum of 3,000 attendees may register for this event. The webcast will be available for on-demand viewing in the following days.

The South Dakota Department of Education and the Department of Health have developed guidance for schools, including for school leadership and nurses. Their guidance and policies regarding COVID-19 can be found on their website, where you can also find their Start Well 2020 guidance on getting going this fall.

The registration form has closed. The webcast will be available for on-demand viewing soon.