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How Schools Can Serve the Whole Child: Aligning Supports to Catalyze Student Success

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

How Schools Can Serve the Whole Child: Aligning Supports to Catalyze Student Success

Presented by Pam Allyn, Author, Speaker, Founder and CEO of Dewey Community; Phyllis W. Jordan, Associate Director, FutureEd; Kara Green, Content Creator and Math Leader for Dewey and Educational Consultant; and Nicole Bosworth, Director of Sales and District Partnerships, EveryDay Labs

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The needs of students and families are greater than ever before. Significant gaps in learning from the pandemic have been well documented across communities, districts, and states.

Despite schools and districts employing a host of programs and initiatives to meet this range of student needs–from academics, to social-emotional learning, to attendance, to family engagement–these efforts are often uncoordinated and viewed as independent from one another.

Watch this edLeader Panel with distinguished experts who explore and provide recommendations on how attendance, academics, social-emotional learning, and family-engagement initiatives should be understood as a holistic system. Panelists highlight the strong relationships between social and emotional learning and student well-being with positive attendance patterns and discuss how these factors set the necessary foundation for academic engagement and achievement. They provide insights on how proactive and multimodal family engagement underpins the success of any district effort and share best practices for building meaningful connections with families.

Viewers are guided on how to consider the strengths and challenges of their current school and district programs, how to build from strengths to align efforts, and how these programs directly impact literacy, mathematical fluency, and overall academic achievement in an environment that supports overall student development for lifelong success.

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to PreK-12 school and district leaders.


Pam AllynAbout the Presenters

Pam Allyn is a renowned author and education entrepreneur. Her books include Every Child a Super Reader, co-authored with Dr. Ernest Morrell. The second edition of ECASR (Scholastic) is set to be released in the spring. She is the creator of World Read Aloud Day and LitCamp, two programs that have scaled nationally and globally. Pam is the founder of LitWorld, and now Dewey, centered on the power of families.


Phyllis JordanPhyllis W. Jordan is Associate Director of FutureEd, a think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Phyllis has written extensively about student absenteeism, including authoring reports on attendance trends in the pandemic, the Attendance Playbook for addressing chronic absenteeism, and the widespread use of absenteeism in state accountability systems. An experienced writer and editor, Phyllis served in senior editing positions at the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post, where she managed a team of 40 reporters and her responsibilities included editing the newspaper’s education coverage. Phyllis also served as the communications director at Attendance Works, a San Francisco-based national nonprofit focused on improving the policy, research and practice around school attendance, and crafted a communications strategy for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading to improve early literacy. Phyllis holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Sweet Briar College.


Kara GreenKara Green is a veteran elementary classroom teacher and content creator for Dewey who encourages families to see that when “Kids, Parents & Teachers Connect,” the kids’ learning experience is that much better!


Nicole BosworthAs Director of Sales and District Partnerships at EveryDay Labs, Nicole Bosworth develops collaborative relationships with districts across the country to help strategically reduce absenteeism. Previously, Nicole was the director of literacy for Scholastic Education, where she partnered with educators across the country to implement student-centered literacy frameworks. Her areas of expertise include instructional leadership and teacher effectiveness, content and implementation, and student engagement and independence. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and innovation from the University of Colorado, a master’s in educational psychology, and earned her undergraduate degree at Purdue University. Nicole resides in Dallas, Texas.


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Wednesday, February 16, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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