Tuesday, March 23 from 10-11 a.m.

• Learn how the education framework helped North Union Local (Union) navigate certain aspects in supporting students, families and staff and how the community was supportive.

• Hear what worked well, what needs to be in place in the future and what still is to be determined.

• Identify key issues for identifying at-risk students virtually and the unknowns as you prepare for the return to in-person learning.

We will discuss key items for supporting our students, the importance of having our education framework in place and how having key community support helped overcome obstacles. We will explore what we learned, what we can do better and what still is to be determined.

The COVID-19 pandemic was especially eye-opening for school and district administrators. We were unprepared for the gravity of the situation and the unknowns in educating and supporting our students through virtual learning and the myriad online hazards that could impact students. Understanding behavior trends was and will continue to be challenging but vital to students’ health. In this session, North Union Local (Union) Superintendent Richard Baird will discuss the importance of having plans to address social and emotional health issues, having usable data and incorporating effective responses. They are important during the virtual experience and may be more important when students return to in-person learning full time.

Speakers: Tom Strasburger, vice president, strategic alliances, PublicSchoolWORKS, and Richard Baird, superintendent, North Union Local (Union)