School systems, school buildings and classroom leaders have the opportunity to model methods to promote racial justice. The approaches will vary, from courageous conversations in the classroom to inclusive, student-centered school design.
Presented by Lauren Tarshis, SVP and Editor-In-Chief/Publisher, Scholastic Classroom Magazines; Pam Allyn, Author, Speaker, Innovator, and Education Expert; and Audra Wallace, Editorial Director, Scholastic News
Presented by Cynthia Martinez, Lead Educator for Special Education; Christian Taylor, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x World Champion, Track and Field – Triple Jump; and Dr. Shaun Nelms, Education Partnership Organization (EPO) Superintendent, East Upper and Lower Schools, Rochester (NY), and William and Sheila Konar Director for the Center for Urban Education Success
Presented by Dr. Doug Fisher, Professor of Educational Leadership, San Diego State University (CA)
While teaching students about social skills and emotions has become widespread and proven especially helpful during the pandemic, less attention has been paid to the ability to adjust emotions, thoughts, and actions in response to changing environments and challenging times, which is known as “executive function.”
Students with learning differences (LD) often struggle in school. Not because they aren’t capable intellectually, but because learning disabilities like dyslexia, ADHD, and dysgraphia make it difficult to navigate tasks. Peggy Stern, Founder and CEO of the research-based company, SuperDville, said in a recent edWebinar, sponsored by Learning Ally, that LD students can make academic strides with a strong sense of self. It’s why she believes that social-emotional learning (SEL) is the most necessary support for children who learn differently.
Presented by Lori Lynass, Ed.D., Executive Director, Sound Supports; Bridget Walker, Ph.D., Associate Director, Sound Supports; and Miyoshi Knox, AUSL Turnaround Principal, Stagg School of Excellence, Chicago Public Schools (IL)
Moderated by Jessica Berlinski, Director K-12, Ripple Effects
Presented by Reva McPollom, Founder & CEO, Lessonbee; and Katie McPollom, Dean of Special Services at Achievement First & Curriculum Lead at Lessonbee
Moderated by Heather Drabant, Instructional Support, Lessonbee
Presented by D. Lacy Asbill, Founding Director, Reading with Relevance
Moderated by Terrie Noland, CALP, Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D. in Literacy
Presented by Lauren Pingul, K-12 Product Marketing Specialist, EVERFI; and Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement, Truth Initiative