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STEM Learning Careers and Leadership

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

STEM Learning Careers and Leadership

Presented by Dr. Eleanor Smalley, President and CEO, JASON Learning
Sponsored by Girls Thinking Global


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“Superheroes have always held an attraction for me. The idea that you can be more than you appear to be has empowered and motivated me.”  – Dr. Eleanor Smalley

Watch this webinar with Dr. Eleanor Smalley, President and CEO, JASON Learning, who translated her success as the superintendent in Clark County, VA into student success on a national scale with her work as President and Chief Executive Officer of The JASON Project. JASON provides curriculum and learning experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for K-12 students, and high-quality professional development for teachers. At JASON, Dr. Smalley creates partnerships with superintendents who share the belief that every student can learn and succeed.

In this webinar, Dr. Smalley discusses careers and women in leadership, especially in STEM fields, with some discussion of ESSA funding driving STEM. In addition, the presentation includes some discussion on cultural influences and poverty issues in STEM learning. Dr. Smalley collaborated along with colleagues in Real Women, Real Leaders, edited by Kathy Hurley and Priscilla Shumway. Dr. Smalley’s passion is to offer the adventure of STEM learning to all children. This recorded webinar will benefit educators and administrators grades 6-10.

Eleanor SmalleyAbout the Presenter

Dr. Eleanor Smalley is the president and chief executive officer of The JASON Project. Dr. Smalley has returned to The JASON Project after working at the University of Virginia for the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education, aligning leadership and business practices between state and district superintendents. While at Darden/Curry, Dr. Smalley served as the senior project director, working with the Aligned Leadership model, a Wallace-funded project, the Turnaround Program and with school board development. Dr. Smalley served 30 years in public schools, with 12 years as a superintendent. While Superintendent, she promoted a zero dropout rate, an accelerated learning model, a collegiate learning model with James Madison University, and was recognized by Newsweek as a national leader in the Challenge Index. Her focus on early childhood programs was recognized as a model for the state of Virginia. Dr. Smalley holds a master’s degree and doctorate in education leadership from the University of Virginia. She has served as an adjunct professor for the Curry School of Education for 12 years. In 2011 she co-authored a book along with Dr. Daniel Duke, entitled District Case Studies and Individual Lessons in Leadership.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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