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American Consortium for Equity in Education: Female Leaders in Education

June 1, 2021

We’re excited to share news that Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, has been named among the “Female Leaders in the Education Industry” by the American Consortium for Equity in Education!

“In building our teletherapy platform, we have always stayed true to the idea that technology cannot replace the human connections that educators make with students; but it can ensure that those important connections still happen, even when they can’t be in-person.”

Read more on page 53!

School Districts Must Learn from History, Not Repeat It

May 18, 2021

We’ve heard a lot of reflections this spring on a year in the life of COVID-19. Many have tried to predict what may be in store for the future and considered what we should do to recover what we’ve lost as a nation — and in particular what our children have lost in their education. There isn’t much precedent to draw upon, but there is one example worth reviewing.

Telehealth Best Practices

April 30, 2021

Kristin Martinez of PresenceLearning discusses how to best care for your clients when they are not physically in front of you. “From the perspective of a speech-language pathologist who was providing teletherapy services to students long before the COVID-19 pandemic, experience has taught me there are few—if any—educational speech-language goal areas that cannot be effectively addressed via teletherapy with the appropriate platform and supports in place.”

Using Teletherapy for Special Education Services During the Pandemic

April 27, 2021

Kershaw County School District is a large, rural district located in South Carolina that has experienced a shortage of speech-language therapists for several years. Our district’s 20 schools are spread across 740 square miles, making it one of the most geographically expansive districts in the state. This large geographic reach makes it difficult and time-intensive for therapists to provide services.

Reinventing School Discipline in Texas

April 27, 2021

While people used to be skeptical of teletherapy for behavioral and mental health support, that perception is changing with the pandemic, said Stephanie Taylor, clinical director of psychoeducational services for Presence Learning, which provides online special education services for thousands of schools across the country. “The pandemic forced some changes,” she said…”Those who anticipate the different settings and the different levels of need … are the ones who will have the easier transition.”

Remote Work As A Long-Term Solution for Schools

April 26, 2021

Why limit hiring to only those who live locally? And why continue to lose hours of productivity to drive time?

There are compelling reasons for schools to incorporate remote work solutions into their model…long-term. Read more in a feature article in Getting Smart by Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, and Mike Lowers, executive director of the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education.

How Telehealth Will Shape K12 Health Services In 2021

April 22, 2021

Telehealth services grew out of necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re here to stay.
Voice of B2B, Daniel Litwin, talked with Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, a provider of live online special education-related services to K-12 schools nationwide, including speech-language therapy, behavioral and mental health therapy, occupational therapy, and assessments, on Marketscale TV.

Bridging Education Gaps through Teletherapy

April 12, 2021

There are over seven million disabled children in the U.S. public education system who are required to be served by speech therapy, occupational therapy, or other types of counseling through their schools, explains Kate Eberle Walker, but a lot of those needs have been going unmet.

Reimagining Schools As Remote Employers

April 5, 2021

If schools want to retain employees, rethinking the idea of the physical workspace—and making remote work more widespread—is key.

“Will technology reshape the field of education? Not completely; there’s no replacement for the value of in-person connections. But technology solutions are changing the way educators do their work, and the way they make those connections with their students,” writes Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, in the first article in a new, bimonthly series she is contributing to eSchool News.

How to Be a Good Boss

March 24, 2021

Kate Eberle Walker is the CEO of Presence Learning and the author of the new book The Good Boss: Nine Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work. She returns to the show to talk to Mike Palmer about the rules in the book that draw from Kate’s experiences, those of other leaders and managers across industries and other relevant statistics and research.