The Accelerating Learning series features five webinars designed for school system leaders, their teams, and other education stakeholders to inform their work in supporting student learning in the pandemic and post-pandemic world. Co-produced by the Learning Policy Institute and The School Superintendents Association (AASA), the webinars provide research on effective accelerated learning practices, examples from a diverse set of districts, and an opportunity for participants to dig into the nuts and bolts of strategies. Topics are summer learning, tutoring, expanded learning time, formative and diagnostic assessments, and centering equity.
How can school districts advance equity and opportunity in partnership with students, teachers, and families? Panelists will discuss strategies for how to evaluate existing district work on diversity, equity, and inclusion through intentional conversations and strategies. Among the strategies that will be discussed: allocating resources equitably, providing students access to deeper learning, and supporting social and emotional learning, as set forth in LPI’s Districts Advancing Racial Equity (DARE) Tool. This webinar is the final one in a five-part series focused on strategies to accelerate student learning and support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Valerie Bridges, Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools (North Carolina)
• Desiree Carver-Thomas, Researcher and Policy Analyst, Learning Policy Institute
• Damaris Rau, Superintendent, Lancaster School District (Pennsylvania)
• Dave Schuler, Past President of AASA, The Superintendents Association (moderator)