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Trauma, Stress and Schools: Connecting the Dots between Science and Practice

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Connect the Dots

Presented by Pamela Cantor, M.D., President and CEO, Turnaround for Children; and Vic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise Global
Hosted by Barbara Pape, Communications Director, Learner Positioning Systems, Digital Promise Global
Sponsored by Digital Promise

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This edWebinar empowers educators with knowledge of the science of learning and development so they can help more children reach their full potential as learners, no matter their start in life. Pamela Cantor, M.D., President and CEO for Turnaround for Children, shares what science tells us about the impacts of traumatic experiences (ACEs) on the brains and bodies of children, and how science and practice are informing the ways schools can be designed to help all children thrive. She also discusses key principles of human development and the Building Blocks for Learning Framework.

Viewers of this recorded edWebinar will:

  • Build understanding about how children develop, in healthy and unhealthy ways, depending on the environments and relationships they experience
  • Recognize the power all educators carry to be brain builders by creating safe, supportive classrooms filled with trusting relationships
  • Learn strategies to help all students, including those who have experienced adversity and trauma, develop the skills and mindsets common among all successful learners

Learn about emerging science and educational practice from an expert in child trauma and adversity, and test your assumptions about human potential and how it can be nurtured in schools. Teachers, principals, social workers, guidance counsellors, and coaches at all levels will benefit from watching this recorded session.

Pamela CantorAbout the Presenter

Pamela Cantor, M.D., is President and CEO of Turnaround for Children, a nonprofit organization that connects the dots between science, adversity and school performance to catalyze healthy student development and academic achievement. Dr. Cantor practiced child psychiatry for nearly two decades, specializing in trauma. She founded Turnaround in 2002 after leading a study on the impact of the 9/11 attacks on schoolchildren.

Today, Dr. Cantor’s organization applies tools and strategies, grounded in science, to equip a diverse set of educators—from teachers and principals working in high-poverty schools, to district, charter and state leaders. In 2016, Turnaround published Building Blocks for Learning, a framework for comprehensive student development. In 2018, Applied Developmental Science simultaneously published two papers Dr. Cantor co-authored, Malleability, Plasticity, and Individuality: How Children Learn and Develop in Context; and Drivers of Human Development: How Relationships and Context Shape Learning and Development.

Dr. Cantor is a Visiting Scholar in Education at Harvard University, a member of the Council of Distinguished Scientists for the National Commission on Social, Emotional & Academic Development, and a leader of the Science of Learning and Development Initiative.

Vic VuchicVic Vuchic, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Promise Global, is a seasoned thought leader in education technology and philanthropy. He is an expert in learning science, innovation, and scaling what works and has launched game-changing initiatives that have increased access to education and improved learning for tens of millions of learners in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Prior to Digital Promise Global, Vic consulted with a number of foundations and organizations on education technology, innovation, and philanthropy. Prior to consulting, Vic developed strategies and managed over $100 million in technology-focused grants at the Hewlett Foundation to launch and grow the Open Educational Resources movement and create and advance the Deeper Learning strategy.

Barbara PapeAbout the Host

Barbara Pape is Communications Director of Learner Positioning Systems (LPS) at Digital Promise Global (DPG). Her focus is on creating communications strategies for LPS through white papers, storytelling, videos, social media, blogs, and other outlets. She also creates communication strategies for LPS’s partners, showcasing how both teams work together to infuse edtech products with learning sciences research. Barbara has 20 years’ experience in communications and education policy. Previously, she served as Executive Producer of the Teaching & Learning conference, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. As a communications consultant, she has worked for organizations including the Learning Policy Institute, Harvard University, and WETA’s Reading Rockets. She also was editor and publisher of the first electronically delivered education newsletter, the Daily Report Card. Barbara launched her career as a middle school language arts teacher.

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Digital PromiseDigital Promise was created with the mission to accelerate innovation in education to improve opportunities to learn.

The third installment in Digital Promise Global’s Making Learning Personal For All series, “Supporting Research-Based Personalization for Reading Success,” provides an overview of the learning science research behind learning to read. As a supplement to the research summaries presented on the LPS website, this report details each area of LPS’s K-3 Reading research and provides links to full annotated bibliographies for each Factor.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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