Our regular Town Halls create space to collaboratively design, discuss and discover what’s next in learning. Our time together will help to build collective momentum and understanding, make us more aware of what the field needs next, and it better enables us to empower every learner to thrive and act with purpose.

Each month, Getting Smart hosts a town hall on a selected topic. During this collaborative time, attendees have the opportunity to learn, connect and ask questions about the future of learning. 

Do you have a topic you’d love to see covered? Email Mason or tweet us @Getting_Smart using the hashtag #GSTownHall.

Relationship Mapping: Unlock Support & Opportunity For All Learners

August 11th, 2022 | 10 a.m. PT

Do you know who your students know? As schools strive to ensure that all young people have access to supportive relationships, work-based learning opportunities, and postsecondary options, they often rely on scarce support staff and educators who are stretched thin. But what if schools could authentically engage with all of the people their students already know beyond the four walls of the classroom? 

Join Getting Smart, alongside Julia Freeland Fisher (Clayton Christensen Institute), Edward DeJesus (Social Capital Builders, Inc.) and Tyler Thigpen (The Forrest School) for a discussion of innovative approaches to mapping and analyzing students’ existing networks as a way to build more asset-based pathways. Learn how building networks doesn’t just have to be about students meeting new people; it can be about students having new types of conversations with people they already know. Discuss how these asset-based approaches could make new pathways more relational, better resourced, and more deeply connected to students’ existing communities.