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Bold ideas: Where do we go from here? – Join a virtual conversation about the future of education

EdNC is hosting a collaborative Zoom meeting for North Carolina educators, administrators, students, and supporters to discuss “what’s working well, and where do we go from here?” Our goal is to provide a space for collaboration as classrooms have moved to distance learning and coronavirus has brought a “new normal” to our lives.

This is the first in a series of virtual events where we invite those experiencing major disruption in teaching and learning to have a space to come together and learn from each other, share ideas, and discuss needs.

We will host future Zoom events based on needs that surface. We are publishing this template for collaborative use so anyone can bring the structure to their own community and easily host their own virtual conversation.

This event will be participant-led — your voice matters. This activity is a safe space to discuss where we go from here in education, and EdNC will not use specifics of the conversations without obtaining permission first from those involved. Students of all ages are encouraged to attend.

When: Thursday, April 2, 4-5 p.m. +
Where: Zoom video room. Sign up on Eventbrite and add to your calendar or join Zoom room directly (short link:

Please share this far and wide with your community in North Carolina. This is an open conversation that all are free to join. Questions or comments? Reach out to

Here are the questions small groups will be discussing during the event:

  1. With as much depth as possible, what areas of your professional life (whether a teacher, student, administrator, etc.) have most profoundly been changed? (10 mins)
  2. With that daily change in your life, have any unexpected opportunities or lessons come from it? What is a big idea you can share?  (10 mins)
  3. What within your new daily “normal” is not working? Expand. (10 mins)
  4. If you have more time: Where do we go from here? What is one resource/conversation/solution you’d like to explore further? 

Mary Willson

Mary Willson is the director of engagement at EducationNC.