It’s 2020 (a year we’ll not soon forget) and connecting virtually has quickly become the new normal. We’ve been forced to pivot, innovate, readjust, and restructure just about every area of our lives. We’ve seen, heard, and experienced the struggle that many teams and educators have as it relates to keeping students actively engaged in a virtual world. Let’s be real, in a virtual classroom it’s not easy to read a room, encourage students to respond, manage multiple tech resources & supplements, and become an overnight TikTok sensation, all while speaking to a computer screen — we feel your pain…

Kristina Smith-Newton

Kristina is a passionate advocate for diversity in tech, a social impact entrepreneur, and Founder & CEO of Hope for Youth, Inc in Atlanta, GA —

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