Education and COVID 19: Remote Learning Tech Solutions

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COVID-19 has created global disruption on a scale not seen in the modern era. The education sector, in particular, has been deeply impacted. In fact, a March 2020 report by the United Nations indicates that some 300 million schoolchildren worldwide unable to continue with school as a result of the outbreak. The domestic scope is just as daunting: In a single Seattle school district, the virus has forced nearly 24,000 students out of in-person classes. The solution many schools nationwide are turning to is remote learning. While some districts are well-prepared for the shift, many find themselves without the needed technology to enable remote learning at all. Join us on April 23 at 1 p.m. for “Covid-19 and Education: Remote Learning Tech Solutions,” a webinar from Comcast Business. We’ll explore the current state of remote learning, from both educational and technology infrastructure perspectives; the current technology needs for educators; how the ramp-up has gone thus far; how networks and technologies will shift going forward; and what the remote learning landscape may look like in the long term. Panelists: •Lenny Schad, Chief Information & Innovation Officer - District Administration; Venture Partner, Education at RIDGE-LANE LP. Lenny has worked in K12 education since 2003 and has successfully led implementations of BYOD and 1-to-1 in Katy ISD and Houston ISD, respectively. • Nelson Ortiz, Executive Director, National Sales Engineering at Comcast Business.

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