Lessons from the Pandemic: Advancing Education Through Technology 11.18.2020

Lessons from the Pandemic: Advancing Education Through Technology 11.18.2020

11/18/2020 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Spring 2020 found most educators scrambling to deliver remote instruction to primary, secondary and higher education students when school buildings were closed due to the pandemic. This pivot brought many challenges for teachers, students and families, including access to technology, a gap in digital literacy and the integration of technology into instruction. Hear from a panel of K-12 and university educators how they have navigated these issues and discovered opportunities for effective online learning. This program will be moderated by Dean Knoeppel.


Robert C. Knoeppel
Dean, School of Education
William & Mary

Robert C. Knoeppel was appointed dean of the William & Mary School of Education in Summer 2020. Longtime educator and noted scholar on educational finance innovation, Dean Knoeppel previously served as dean of the College of Education at the University of South Florida. 

Knoeppel received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds both a master’s and doctorate from the University of Virginia.

CJ Cahill

CJ Cahill M.A.Ed. ’18, M.Ed. 22 teaches at Brooke Point High School in Stafford County, VA. He’s currently pursuing a master’s degree in K-12 Educational Leadership at W&M. Last month, CJ was honored by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers with the Outstanding Teaching Award in Environmental Science.

Apri Lawrence

April Lawrence Ed.D. ’17 is the Associate Director of eLearning in the School of Education. She was a high school English teacher before transitioning to higher education. In addition to high school and college teaching, April has worked as an instructional designer in both secondary and post-secondary settings.

Megan Storey Hallam

Megan Storey Hallam Ed.S. 04, Ed.D. ’21 is a school psychologist employed as the Director of Student Support Services at Leman Manhattan in New York City. She received her Ed.S. in School Psychology at William & Mary and is now pursuing her doctorate in Education Policy, Planning & Leadership.

Leila Warraich Ph.D. ’22 is a third-year doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She serves as the co-director of the New Horizons Family Counseling Center, which provides free counseling services to local students and families recommended by area school divisions.


Contact: Ashley Dustin M.Ed. '20 at ardustin@wm.edu 

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