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Who Gets to Thrive? The Science of Learning and Development as a Tool for Anti-Racism

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Education is a cornerstone of democracy and essential to our individual and collective success. Yet each day, young people, particularly BIPOC young people, in America are faced with the challenge of learning within education systems that perpetuate deep structural racism. How can we use insights from the science of learning and development to transform our education policies and practices to dismantle racism and cultivate experiences for all young people to thrive?


The Science of Learning and Development (SoLD) Alliance is inviting field leaders to join a series of conversations, “Who Gets to Thrive? The Science of Learning and Development as a Tool for Anti-Racism.”


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In partnership with the National Urban League (NUL)

[Pt. 3] Pivot Point: How insights from the science of learning and development can help define the next education policy agenda to be actively anti-racist


December 15, 2020 

4:30 PM-5:30 PM EST 


More information to come

The science of learning and development tells us an inherently hopeful story of the billions of pathways to thriving inherent in every young person and points to important mindset shifts about environments, experiences, and relationships. Used as a lens through which to view our education systems, these and other insights highlight the many and deep inequities that must be addressed if all young people are to be given an authentic chance to thrive.  Anti-racism and designing for equity is about deconstructing systems and actively choosing a new purpose and path forward. What do we actually know about the impact of racism on learning and development? How does the experience of racism and other systems of oppression impact education practice, policy and the design of a learning environment? What actions must we take to dismantle racism and cultivate learning experiences for all young people to thrive ? 

SoLD’s “Who Gets to Thrive?” webinars invite our field leaders to tackle these questions with some of our nation’s leaders on this critical front. Please email Samantha Kobbah at samantha.kobbah@educationcounsel.com if you have any questions. 



Past webinars below:


[Pt. 1] Who Gets to Thrive? What science tells us about the impact of racism and white supremacy on learning and development


Watch the Zoom recording here


October 30, 2020 4:30 PM-5:30PM EST


Featuring:

Margaret Beale Spencer

Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago


DeLeon Gray

Associate Professor, Educational Psychology at North Carolina State University


Leoandra Onnie Rogers

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University


Moderated by: Lisa Quay

 Executive Director of the Mindset Scholars Network


[Pt. 2] Who gets to thrive? How insights from the science of learning and development can help advance anti-racist, equitable learning environments and education practices


Watch the YouTube Recording Here


November 13, 2020 

4:00 PM-5:00PM EST


Featuring:



Zaretta Hammond

Educator, Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students




Shawn A. Ginwright

Associate Professor, San Francisco State University




Angela Ward

Administrative Supervisor of Race Equity Programs, Austin Independent School District



Moderated by: LaShawn Chatmon

Founding Executive Director of the National Equity Project


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