Virtual Learning and Student Connectivity in the Age of Covid-19
This virtual event held on July 30, 2020, featured practitioners and elected, legislative leaders from around the metro Atlanta region to address how their school systems planned to deliver education services after COVID-19–while identifying some of their biggest challenges. With a keynote address from Andy Mackie, Vice President, External Affairs at Comcast, the event featured insight from:
Quisa Foster, Event Moderator, Clark Atlanta University, Chair of the Board, BOOK.
Special Guest Speakers:
Everton Blair, Board Member, Gwinnet County Schools;
Eshe Collins, Vice-Chair Board Member, Atlanta Public Schools;
Perry Daniel, Director of School Partnerships and Compliance, K12;
Kimberly Dove, Board Chairwoman, Fulton County Public Schools;
Brazilia Bilal-Page, Executive Director, Georgia Connections Academy
We’ve had an incredible response from our July programming. We were able to add over 250 parents, teachers, and school and community leaders to our digital network. As we get the final plans from most of our metro Atlanta school districts, we believe the extended start dates will allow for more preparation and potential success. Our goal is to continue to provide leadership as a resource for parents during these unprecedented times. BOOK is in the process of developing our fall event agenda, and will be focusing on many critical issues.
As we launch virtual learning across metro Atlanta, we believe a discussion around the stress of home schooling, and the overall mental health of our teachers, parents and students, will be an important conversation. The 2020-2021 school year will require us all to “roll up our sleeves” in order to minimize the impact for African American children. BOOK plans to continue do its part to keep OUR communities informed, and engaged, and together.
Thank you to Comcast executives Wayne Martin, one of our Men of BOOK Advisory Board Members and Andy Macke for their support of this important, virtual event.