Transforming learning environments to support whole child approaches to education is essential to meeting the full scope of students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and to prepare them to succeed in our global economy. Shifting towards a whole child approach has far-reaching implications for our education system and requires practice and policy approaches informed by the science of learning and development (SoLD). This webinar series explores the various elements of whole child policy featured in the Whole Child Policy Toolkit (https://www.wholechildpolicy.org/) and shares insights from state and district policymakers who have engaged in efforts to shift toward whole child education.
In this webinar, experts will share actions states can take to foster coherence and alignment around a whole child vision, including assessing statewide needs and assets and building data systems for continuous improvement. State leaders who have taken on this work will also describe their process to create a whole child vision and share lessons learned.
• Paolo DeMaria, President and CEO, National Association of State Boards of Education (moderator)
• Jennifer DePaoli, Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute
• Ashley Harris, Director of Whole Child Supports and Strategic Partnerships, Georgia Department of Education
• Matt Navo, Executive Director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
• Charlene Russell-Tucker, Commissioner of Education, Connecticut State Department of Education
• January 18, 2023 - Transforming Learning Environments
• March 1, 2023 - Redesigning Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Accountability
• April 12, 2023 - Building Adult Capacity and Expertise
• May 24, 2023 - Investing Resources Equitably and Efficiently
*Please note: Registration is required for each webinar.