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Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education

Virtual

Over 60% of parents in a recent survey said they want long-lasting, systemic change to come from COVID-19 school disruptions. How can and should education change in a post-pandemic world? What is standing in the way of adoption of these innovations? How can teachers, parents, community and business leaders, and elected officials enable and support…

What Learning Means in 2021 – A Conversation with Getting Smart

Virtual

It’s the beginning of 2021. A year that comes in the wake of the unprecedented 2020, a year that had learners and leaders scrambling to learn new methods, models and new expectations. Many of these “firsts” helped to spotlight the pre-existing inequities and inadequacies of our education system, serving as a green light for implementing…

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Difference Making Book Club

Virtual

The Difference Making Book Club is a once-a-week meeting for four consecutive weeks that centers conversation around guiding questions about how to implement purpose-based learning, spotlights organizations and schools that are doing it well and how we, as a community, can work together to establish purpose as a new metric of success in education. The…

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Leaning Into a Learner-Centered Mindset in 2021

Virtual

2020 is (finally) in the history books, which means we’ve now spent nine months navigating this strange, COVID-19 world—putting our best foot forward to continue providing learner-centered experiences for our young people. What have we learned since March 2020? What are the bright spots learner-centered education leaders and practitioners have found while navigating this new…

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Digital Credentials Summit

It’s time to think differently about what learners get from their educational experience! At the Digital Credentials Summit, you'll become part of the educational experience transformation toward a new focus on developing talent and connecting talent to opportunities. Igniting this talent continuum is a diverse set of new mindsets, partnerships, and products. They all revolve around a…

Getting Smart Town Hall: Invention Opportunity

Virtual

We just lived through 12 months like no other. The events of the last year threw our communities, economies and education systems into crisis. While at the same time, it shined a spotlight on the lack of equitable systems and surfaced an opportunity for new learning capabilities. It created a chance for education entrepreneurs and…

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Strategies and Considerations when Designing for Summer Learning

Virtual

With many students having been out of a physical classroom for over a year, some back part time and all variances in between, addressing schooling loss will be critical in setting learners and teachers up for a successful upcoming school year.  Designing high quality learning experiences has never been more important. We must take into…

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Getting Smart Town Hall: Microschools Can Lead to Macro Change

Virtual

The pandemic threw communities and school systems into crisis in March 2020. The shock set off a protracted depression in the service economy disproportionately impacting women and people of color and accelerating gaps in wealth and income inequality. In education, remote conditions accelerated the adoption of video conferencing and online learning applications and, for a…

Highlander Institute: Spring Learning Series — Centering on Instructional Equity

Virtual

IMAGINING MORE RELEVANT, EQUITABLE, AND EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS IN A POST-COVID WORLD The spring learning series introduces Highlander Institute’s Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy (CRSP) Framework - an approach for instructional equity grounded in anti-racist, personalized practices that is at the center of our school redesign efforts. Session participants will explore strategies to support the development…

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Highlander Institute: Spring Learning Series — Leading Inclusive Change

Virtual

IMAGINING MORE RELEVANT, EQUITABLE, AND EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS IN A POST-COVID WORLD The spring learning series introduces Highlander Institute’s Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy (CRSP) Framework - an approach for instructional equity grounded in anti-racist, personalized practices that is at the center of our school redesign efforts. Session participants will explore strategies to support the development…

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Highlander Institute: Spring Learning Series – Designing for Enduring Improvement

Virtual

IMAGINING MORE RELEVANT, EQUITABLE, AND EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS IN A POST-COVID WORLD The spring learning series introduces Highlander Institute’s Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Pedagogy (CRSP) Framework - an approach for instructional equity grounded in anti-racist, personalized practices that is at the center of our school redesign efforts. Session participants will explore strategies to support the development…

Free