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Meet Rick, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

When Lightspeed Safety Specialist Rick Salter received alerts for potential on-site violence and cyberbullying, he sprang into action. We had the opportunity to learn more about Rick’s story and his role as a Safety Specialist.

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Meet Michael, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

With a very extensive background in law enforcement and additional training for threat assessment and suicide prevention, Michael Graham is more than capable of handling any type of safety alert he receives, including situations of potential campus violence.

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Meet Jacob, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

Lightspeed Safety Specialist, Jacob Troost, understands first-hand the impact his work has on saving kids’ lives. We had the opportunity to chat with Jacob to learn more about him, his background, and what his role as a Safety Specialist means

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Meet Ariana, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

Lightspeed Safety Specialist Ariana Marks understands the magnitude her work has on students’ lives in the digital classroom. We had the opportunity to chat with Ariana to learn more about her background and what her role as a Safety Specialist

Meet Jason, Lightspeed Safety Specialist

As a highly trained Lightspeed Safety Specialist Jason Veselka takes his role very seriously. We had the opportunity to chat with Jason to learn more about him, his background, and what his role as a Safety Specialist means to him.

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Teaching Kindergarten Virtually? Challenges Accepted.

In March 2020, the global pandemic forced the transition of K-12 instruction from physical classrooms into remote settings. For many teachers, this new instructional environment allowed them to leverage EdTech in ways they never had before to teach, interact, and provide support to their students remotely.   Lightspeed Systems® had the opportunity to meet with Lauren Speiser, a National Board-certified kindergarten teacher with a master’s degree in Educational Technology, to learn

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Addressing Learning Loss and Social-Emotion Disruption: Technology in Post-COVID K-12

The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges to students, educators, and parents. Some school districts had already integrated tech into their classrooms before COVID-19, so the shift to distance learning wasn’t their biggest hurdle.   Lightspeed Systems had the opportunity to meet with Stacy Royster, Chief Technology Officer for Opelika City Schools

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The Post-COVID Paradigm: Integrating the Things that Worked

The emergency shift to remote learning, due to school closures in response to COVID-19, forced districts to use tech to support online learning in ways, and in the immediacy, they never thought possible.   Now a year later, Lightspeed Systems had the opportunity to meet with Steven Langford, Chief Information Officer for the Beaverton School District

Maintaining the Communication Advantage with Parents When Returning Back to Campus

One positive result of the COVID-19 pandemic was that many schools and districts saw an uptick in parent involvement in their students’ day-to-day learning. In many cases that was unavoidable, as parents themselves were forced to work from home and

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The Case for Keeping Remote or Hybrid Learning Options

As we emerge from the pandemic, some students—and some parents, for that matter—may have recognized the potential positives that remote or hybrid learning models have to offer during the course of the pandemic. Students with chronic health issues; children with social or