Moving Beyond the Crisis: The Way Forward

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Episode 20

Guest Speakers

  • Ken Conn, Director, Partnerships and Collaboration
  • Roxanne Glaser, Director, Marketing and Learning

The Framing Questions

As we move forward after Wave 1: The Crisis and into Wave 2: The Way Forward, we have thought and discussed many different scenarios. Today’s webinar will focus on unpacking topics related to the following questions.

  • Where do we go from here?
  • What is the best way forward in a very uncertain time?
Sketchnote by Roxanne Glaser, @SuperDoodleGirl

What did you like about participating in activities in a virtual space?

The overarching themes of a slower pace (after the initial panic!) and thinking about the intentions of why we are doing the things that we do.

  • Slower pace and time to think
  • Time for conversation
  • Time with family
  • Virtual Happy Hour 🙂
  • Time outside
  • No travel
  • Mindfulness

What are some things you missed about being in the same space?

The consensus was being with people. The human connection is powerful underpinnings of collaboration and innovation.

  • Teaching in the same place as learners
  • Hands-on activities
  • Hugs, handshakes, high-fives!
  • The energy of other people
  • More hugs!
  • End of school activities

What does the future hold?

We acknowledge this is challenging as the circumstances change weekly, daily, and even by the hour, in some cases. 

  • Blending the best of the physical and the virtual in a meaningful format
  • Know when to use which tool for the most effective communication
  • Level up your collaboration skills
  • Become fluent in multiple platforms
  • Lots of video communication

The i2i Technologies Blended Process

This is at the heart of every challenge that we help people with. It is not always linear and it is a continuous process that takes into account where you are and where you want to be. 

Resources and Links

Note: This summary is live-blogged from the session so you can quickly scan the content. 

The TxDLA Keep Connecting webinar series is sponsored by i2i Technologies. New episodes currently scheduled for Tuesday and Thursdays at 11:30 AM Central. 

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