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Recreating the Conditions for Learning This Fall
Thursday, July 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Angela Duckworth, Founder & CEO, Character Lab, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, MacArthur Fellow; and Todd Rogers, Director, Harvard Student Social Support R&D Lab, Founder and Chief Scientist, EveryDay Labs
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COVID-19 created one of the biggest disruptions for learning in history. Students’ connectedness to schools, educators, and peers; physical and emotional well-being; and academic engagement have all been diminished by a breakdown in learning environments across the country. This fall it will be more critical than ever that students feel safe, connected, and engaged, presenting an opportunity for educators to try new approaches to optimizing the conditions for learning. Watch Angela Duckworth and Todd Rogers for a candid discussion on recreating learning this fall.
This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to preK-12 district leaders.
About the Presenters
Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow. Prior to her career in research, she was a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
Todd Rogers, Ph.D., is a behavioral scientist who studies how mobilizing and empowering students’ social networks can increase student success. He founded the Student Social Support R&D Lab at Harvard to use data and behavioral science to develop and prove scalable, high ROI interventions that mobilize and empower students’ social support systems to improve achievement. As Chief Science Adviser, Todd leads EveryDay Labs’ research and innovation, leveraging evidence from EveryDay Labs’ RCTs, research from the Harvard S3 Lab, and academic research to improve the effectiveness of our programs. Todd received his Ph.D. jointly from Harvard’s Department of Psychology and Harvard Business School.
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At EveryDay Labs, we improve student outcomes through the power of behavioral science. We partner with districts to reduce absenteeism because we believe every student deserves to learn every day. To date, we have helped prevent more than 400,000 absences, equating to over 150 million minutes of instructional time.