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Taking a Growth Mindset Approach to Post-Pandemic Learning Recovery

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Taking a Growth Mindset Approach to Post-Pandemic Learning Recovery

Presented by Jason Horne, Ed.D., Secondary Supervisor, Campbell County Schools (TN); Marcella Barros, Lead Senior Director of Instruction, Student Support and Professional Learning, New York City Department of Education; and Michael Fullan, O.C., Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL)
Moderated by Kassia Kukurudza, Senior Academic Affairs Manager, D2L

Sponsored by D2L

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As we emerge from the pandemic, our K-12 system grapples with two primary challenges: (1) learning recovery; and (2) updated expectations for more flexible learning pathways. In this edWebinar, we will explore how a single approach centered around growth mindset can address both dynamics.

Fundamental to post-pandemic education is the collective understanding that a more flexible, authentic, and personalized approach to learning is both optimal and attainable. Our educator panel will share research and instructional strategies that were successful this past year, and how these can be applied to support deeper, engaging, and impactful learning approaches. These methods are consistent with the immediate task of learning acceleration and the systemic goal of a more personalized and equitable pathway to success for all students.

We will address student engagement and connectedness by exploring concepts such as whole-child learning methods, mastery-based learning, authentic and deeper learning tasks, and models to support the needs of all learners, regardless of their differences.

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders. 


Jason HorneAbout the Presenters

Jason Horne, Ed.D. has served as Secondary Supervisor of Campbell County Schools (TN) since 2018. Dr. Horne has worked in education since 2002 as a teacher, instructional coach, professor, and principal. Having started his career teaching English in France, Dr. Horne brings a unique perspective to American education. An early adopter of educational technology, Dr. Horne has presented nationally on using cell phones and Twitter in the classroom and evaluating instructional technology. Dr. Horne designed and led Tennessee Online Public School, Tennessee’s first statewide online high school. In addition to his day job, Dr. Horne is an adjunct professor in both the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and Curriculum and Instruction departments in the East Tennessee State University College of Education.


Marcella BarrosMarcella Barros, Lead Senior Director of Instruction, Student Support and Professional Learning at NYC Department of Education, is an experienced educator with 20 years of experience in the NYC Department of Education which began as a seven-year teaching career working in various roles, including as a professional development team leader. Her leadership roles in education have included founding a high school, implementing a citywide teacher evaluation pilot, training independent evaluators, and developing professional learning plans with principals to address teacher development. As a deputy superintendent, Marcella led professional learning for a cohort of teacher leaders across seven districts, led monthly principal inquiry sessions and coordinated districtwide events to foster opportunities for principals and teachers to share instructional best practices across schools. She currently works as a lead senior director of instruction and professional learning in the office of the First Deputy Chancellor supporting local teaching and learning divisions in district offices across New York City.


Michael FullanMichael Fullan, O.C. is an author, speaker, educational consultant, global leadership director of New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL), and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. A former dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael advises policymakers and local leaders around the world to provide leadership in education. Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad.


Kassia KukurudzaAbout the Moderator

Kassia Kukurudza has worked in education for over a decade. Beginning her career as an elementary teacher, she now works for D2L (an educational technology company based in Ontario) as Senior Academic Affairs Manager. Specializing in technology-enabled learning and teaching, Kassia supports education organizations across the globe to create effective learning ecosystems that put teachers and students at the center. Kassia has her Master of Education, with a research focus in Haitian school systems and the role of education in fragile contexts. In her free time, she acts as a mentor for Faculties of Education and volunteers with the Family and Child Services, working with foster children.


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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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