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Strategy Session: Leveraging the Science of Learning & Development to Advance Equity & Excellence


Education is a cornerstone of our democracy and essential to young people’s opportunity to thrive and to our nation’s prosperity. Yet each day, young people in America, particularly BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and other people of color) young people, face the challenge of learning and developing within education systems that were not designed with them in mind and that perpetuate deep structural racism and other forms of oppression. How can we use the key findings from the science of learning and development to explore this context and organize our individual and collective efforts as education field leaders to dismantle racism and cultivate the relationships, environments, experiences, and cultures necessary for all young people to thrive?


The Strategy Session, powered by the SoLD Alliance, are monthly virtual “field calls” that provide leaders a regular opportunity to share information, learn about new opportunities, and explore critical topics in learning and development with a focus on applying the science and an equity lens to our individual and collective efforts to ensure thriving for all young people.

Previous Strategy Sessions Include:


The Strategy Session #5: Why A Racial Equity Lens is Essential to Implementing the Science of Learning and Development

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

4:30-5:30pm ET


Featuring:

Ashley Burns, Director, RALLY Communications Firm, Seattle office

Zaretta Hammond, Teacher Educator and Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain

Francesca Lopez, PhD, Waterbury Chair in Equity Pedagogy and Professor of Education, Penn State University

Aaron C. Spence, Superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools


WATCH THE FULL WEBINAR RECORDING HERE


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Critical Race Theory - SoLD
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The Strategy Session #4: Design Principles For Schools: Putting SoLD Into Action

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

4:30-5:30pm ET


Featuring:

Ron Berger, Senior Advisor, Teaching & Learning, EL Education

Pamela Cantor, M.D. , Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Turnaround for Children

Margarida Celestino, Senior at Casco Bay High School in Portland Maine

Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

Karen Pittman, Co-founder and Senior Fellow, The Forum for Youth Investment

Carolyne Quintana, Senior Director of programs at Institute for Student Achievement for SEAD; former Bronxdale Principal


WATCH THE FULL WEBINAR RECORDING HERE


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Strategy Session #4_ Design Principles
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Session #3: American Rescue Plan Implementation through a SoLD and Equity Lens

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

4:30pm-5:30pm ET


Featuring:

Jim Balfanz, Chief Executive Officer, City Year

Taryn Ishida, Executive Director, Californians for Justice

Karen Pittman, Co-founder, Senior Fellow, Forum for Youth Investment

Jonathan Travers, Managing Partner, Consulting, Education Resource Strategies


WATCH THE FULL WEBINAR RECORDING HERE


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SoLD-Field Strategy Session_May 11
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Session #2: New Perspectives and Trends in Philanthropy through a SoLD and Equity Lens

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Featuring:

Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Vice President-Research to Practice, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Kent McGuire, Program Director of Education, Hewlett Foundation

Na’ilah Suad Nasir, President, Spencer Foundation

Gisele Shorter, Program Officer-Education, Raikes Foundation


WATCH THE FULL WEBINAR RECORDING HERE


Session #1: The Federal Education Policy Landscape Through a SoLD Lens as President Biden Takes Office

Tuesday, March 9, 2021


Featuring:


Jessica Cardichon, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, US Dept. of Education

Thaddeus Ferber, Executive Vice President, The Forum for Youth Investment

Lynn Jennings, Senior Director of National and State Partnerships, The Education Trust

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