Distance Learning

Leadership Summit


An ONLINE Leadership Summit promoting transformative practices to create modern-day learning.

Santa Cruz COE Leadership Summit - Engaging and Innovating through Distance Learning

November 23-24 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST

November 23: Engagement - Supporting Students,
Families, and Staff

November 24: Disrupting & Innovating Current Practices




Day 1 - Student Engagement

Student Perspectives - Engagement Strategies for Students, By Students

Moderators: Audrey Sirota & Celeste Gutierrez, Student Leadership Coordinators, Santa Cruz County Office of Education
Panel: Students across Santa Cruz County

In this session, educators will have the opportunity to learn about student experiences specifically around the theme of Engagement during this time. All educators are invited to participate in a discussion with our students to gain insights into their overall health and well-being. Students will share their thoughts about the positive and challenging aspects of engaging and connecting both academically, socially, and emotionally during distance learning.

Day 2 - Innovation

Seizing the Moment - Innovation in Times of Crisis

Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez, Executive Director, CUE, Inc.

Get ready to take more risks!

The traditional learning experience has been disrupted. Strutural breaks in society, such as the one we are experiencing right now, are a catalyst for ingenuity; creating space in otherwise stagnant systems allowing us to seize the opportunity to be bold.



• Hybrid Learning

• Building effective learning communities online

• Communicating to families and staff

•Google Tools for distance learning

•Personalized Learning

• eSports and other extra-curricular programs

• And much more ...

Distance Learning Leadership Summit Fall 2020 Public Schedule