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AACTE and Old Dominion University Webinar: Education Faculty Advising World Nations on COVID-19

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AACTE continues to seek opportunities to support its members in navigating through the unprecedented educational challenges the coronavirus has caused. It is exciting to discover how AACTE members are exploring innovative pathways and solutions to the complex problems and are eager to share with the educator preparation community. Next week, AACTE and Old Dominion University will co-sponsor a 60-minute webinar featuring education faculty advising world nations on COVID-19, Wednesday, April 15 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. The webinar is open to all AACTE members.

In the webinar, “Uncovering Lessons Learned and Strategies for Higher Education During COVID-19 Pandemic,” President and CEO Lynn M. Gangone will interview Helen Crompton, associate professor from the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies at AACTE member institution Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Crompton specializes in examining lessons learned from the ways COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted education. She worked at the United Nations (UNESCO) Headquarters in Paris, where she studied the disruptive impact of COVID-19 on education in international countries that were affected before the pandemic became widespread in America. In the interview, she will reveal crucial findings from those foreign countries and strategies to best serve the educational and mental well-being of our students and faculty. She will also share considerations and specific tools for faculty new to online teaching and ways to keep connected with students.

Helen CromptonCrompton is an associate professor of instructional technology, director of the Virtual Reality Lab, and director of the Technology Enhanced Learning Lab (TELL) at Old Dominion University. She is a highly experienced researcher, educator, author and presenter in the field of educational technology. She draws from over 25 years in education and holds a Ph.D. in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Crompton was officially recognized as one of nine mobile learning experts in the world by the United Nations. She has received numerous awards in the United States and England, her home country, for her work in technology integration. She works as a consultant for the United Nations advising and writing on technology in education and for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), designing courses and coaching. She has published over 100 articles on technology integration.

Old Dominion University’s Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is nationally recognized for preparing students to be education, industry, and clinical service professionals. The Darden College offers programs of study, which lead to both initial and advanced licensure as well as additional graduate degree programs.

The webinar will be recorded and hosted on the AACTE COVID-19 Resource Hub for members to access at any time.

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