covid-19

Reimagining schools as remote employers

April 5, 2020

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 her first article in a new, bimonthly series she is contributing to eSchool News.

Deploying a Trauma-Informed Approach: Use the 4 R’s

March 9, 2021

As school leaders and educators, being equipped to deal with heightened and varying degrees of behavioral and mental health challenges—feelings of isolation, anxiety, grief, and much more—among all of our students is currently as essential as ensuring their academic achievement.

One Year into the Pandemic: Embracing Teletherapy for the Future

March 8, 2021

With the one-year mark of school shutdowns approaching, we have a lot to reflect upon. This year, districts across the country demonstrated resilience and embraced digital solutions to ensure that students receive the continuity of care they so urgently need.

Compensatory Services Strategies in Three Steps

March 1, 2021

The impact of school closures upon students may well be an issue for years to come. For students with special needs, learning loss and regression due to a lack of services during the pandemic necessitate “compensatory services.” Three strategies are key for schools as they provide these services in the months ahead.

CooleyED Virtual Event: COVID-19’s Impact on Edtech in K-12; Lessons for the Future

February 3, 2021

Listen in as Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, joins a panel of investors and entrepreneurs in discussing the impact they saw from virtual learning on edtech companies and investment in the space, as well as the long-term effects when students return to the classroom.

Upcoming Presentation Helps School Districts Address their Backlog of Psychoeducational Assessments due to Pandemic

February 9, 2021

For school districts trying to address their backlog of evaluations, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, is hosting, “Remote Evaluations: Learn How PresenceLearning Can Help You Get Caught Up,” on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at 11 am PT/2 pm ET.

Looking to June: Top 5 Priorities for Superintendents

February 9, 2021

This article is the first in a series, developed in partnership with Dr. Avossa, to help schools address pressing issues for their students now—and plan for ongoing uncertainty (and maybe even some opportunities) in the upcoming school year. Avossa is a former superintendent and founder of K-12 Leadership Matters, LLC.

PresenceLearning Teletherapy Essentials Wins Two Leading Education Awards

December 22, 2020

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, received two top education awards for Teletherapy Essentials, its teletherapy and tele-assessment training and teletherapy platform for school-based special education teams.

Voice Strain: A Side Effect of Pandemic Work Life

December 11, 2020

This article was co-written by Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, and Sydney Kumin, MA, CCC, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) at PresenceLearning. In this article, the authors explore the realities of voice fatigue and offer tips to expand a self-care routine for your voice and throat.

“Vocal hygiene is key,” shares Kumin. “Taking care of your voice and maintaining healthy habits is essential, especially on those long days of consecutive meetings. Step one is understanding what activities are leading to your voice challenges.”