Digital Learning Annual Conference

Attending the Digital Learning Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas? Be sure to check out the following informative sessions:


Monday, April 1

3:00-4:20 p.m. | Room: Texas II

Equity of Opportunity: Three Districts Share the Impact of Digital Learning on Equity and Inclusion to Drive Achievement and Ignite Student Potential

Join three districts raising the bar in education for an interactive discussion on how to improve systemic culture, conditions, and competencies to raise achievement for all students and create pathways for success. From using digital learning to transform the classroom to establishing consistent policies, including PD and training, district leaders discuss the impact of equity initiatives to effectively engage, encourage, and empower young people, regardless of gender identity, race, class, or nationality.



  • Erin Jones, Independent Education and Systems Consultant, Speaker and Former Candidate for State Superintendent (OSPI), Erin Jones, LLC
  • David Watkins, Director of Equity and Diversity, Broward County Public Schools
  • Shomari Jones, Director of Equity and Strategic Engagement, Bellevue School District 405
  • Dr. Dondelayo White, Director of Student Support Services, Evanston Township High School District 202




Wednesday, April 3

10:00-11:20 a.m. | Room: Big Bend C/D

Unlocking Success for Struggling Students

The average student who starts below grade level has a 1 in 4 chance of catching up. That means districts are grappling with how to meet the needs of a tremendous number of struggling students, which can impact on-time graduation rates, passing and proficiency rates for high-stakes exams, and students falling below grade level. Join four district leaders for an exploration into how to recognize and support unique learning needs, including ELL, students with learning gaps, and below-proficient readers.



  • Kim Loomis, Director of Online & Blended Learning, Clark County School District
  • Dr. Dondelayo White, Director of Student Support Services, Evanston Township High School District 202
  • Jerald Wilson, M.A., Administrator, Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Global H-TECH, Dallas Independent School District
  • Martina Beach-Hedges, Principal, Murrieta Canyon Academy, Murrieta Valley Unified School District