VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota hosts “A Changed Landscape in K-12 Education: Considerations and Solutions for Educators,” a free digital webinar featuring a panel of experts in education and mental health, on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. Central Daylight Time.
“The 2020-2021 academic year presents unique challenges to K-12 educators,” said Amy Schweinle, Ph.D., USD School of Education interim dean. “Administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists and all school personnel are entering the year with anticipation and excitement, but also trepidation and uncertainty. Our panel will discuss some of the uncertainty surrounding this changed landscape in K-12 education.”
Panelists include 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. They will discuss 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.
“The panelists, with their diverse and extensive expertise, will be able to address many questions across a broad range of contexts,” Schweinle said.
To register for the event and submit questions for the panelists, visit usd.edu/changed-landscape. Register by Monday, Aug. 17. A maximum of 3,000 attendees may register for the webinar. The webcast will be available for on-demand viewing in the following days.