Roundtable | Lessons from Summer 2021: How California educators created a summer of re-engagement, reconnection, and reimagined learning
Even as schools return to a semblance of normalcy, the impact of the pandemic is widely evident in the trauma and anxiety students still carry into the classroom — as are the growing academic disparities teachers must contend with.
But summer 2021 — with districts going all out to blend academic support with fun, enrichment and joy — was a bright spot for students and educators and provides a template for how schools can continue to support, heal and strengthen their students.
Please join EdSource’s Anne Vasquez, Partnership for Children & Youth, and school leaders from around California for a unique roundtable where representatives from the field talk about how they planned and implemented their unprecedented summer programs, the impacts they saw, and why California schools should start planning for summer 2022 now!
*Dr. Shawna Dinkins, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Lynwood Unified School District
*Julie Jarrett, Director of Expanded Learning at Butte County Office of Education
*Rody Boonchouy, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent - Instructional Services at Davis Joint Unified School District
*Sonya Lopez Mercado, Ed.D., Director of District Programs, Rio Elementary School District
*Jennifer Peck, President and CEO, Partnership for Children & Youth
*Jessica Gunderson, Partnership for Children and Youth
Moderated by: Anne Vasquez, Executive Director of EdSource