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Restoring Learning at Scale in a Remote Environment
Thursday, September 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Michael Romero, Local District South Superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA; and Todd Rogers, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, and Chief Scientist, EveryDay Labs
Sponsored by EveryDay Labs
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The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the second-largest district in the United States. As Superintendent of LAUSD Local District South, Michael Romero was instrumental to the district’s work to overcome disruptions to learning caused by COVID-19—on an unprecedented scale. As the LAUSD prepared to go back to school in a remote learning environment, Michael partnered with Todd Rogers’ team to implement a groundbreaking pilot of an attendance outreach program in a remote learning environment.
In this edLeader Panel, watch Michael as he shares vital learning and insights from his work to support students and families in the age of COVID-19, and Todd as he shares his team’s groundbreaking research on preventing absences in a remote learning environment.
This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to preK-12 district leaders.
About the Presenters
Michael Romero is the Local District South Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is responsible for ensuring that almost 100,000 students in 145 schools receive a quality educational program in a safe and nurturing environment. He has served the District for the past 30 years as a teacher, Science Advisor, Assistant Principal, Principal at three different sites, and Director of the District’s Reading Programs, which included the supervision of over 500 literacy coaches. He also served the District as a Director of School Services, Executive Director of Division of Adult Education, Option Programs, Beyond the Bell and Athletics, and the Executive Officer, Office of Educational Services. Michael recently served as the Senior Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation for Dr. Michelle King before being assigned as the Local District South Superintendent.
Todd Rogers 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. 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.