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Webinar “Connecting the Science of Learning and Belonging”

Published: October 5, 2022; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 October 13, 2022    04:00 PM-05:00 PM EST
Webinar “Connecting the Science of Learning and Belonging”

Every day, every student will bring their developing brain and their developing identity to the school. As teachers and school leaders, we can implement research from the Science of Learning and diversity, equity, and belonging to benefit all students. This edWebinar will explore how principles from these two fields intersect to support teaching, learning, and the student experience. The presenters will share and use a tool for reflection on teaching practice and creating a culture of belonging in our school communities.

Are we teaching, interacting, and designing with the insight that emotion and cognition are interlinked? How can we support academic growth, identity development, and identity validation? What do we take into consideration when developing policies and practices in our schools? Attendees will identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth within their sphere of influence.

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

About the Presenters

Lorraine Martinez Hanley has been a diversity practitioner, an activist, and an educator for over 30 years. She is the diversity, equity, and belonging director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland and the research lead for diversity, equity, and belonging for The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL). An educator committed to responsive and inclusive pedagogy and curricula, Lorraine is a certified All Kinds of Minds (AKOM) trainer and a 16-year veteran faculty member of the National Association of Independent School’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Born in Los Angeles, California, she attended San Diego State University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Maryland University College and has a B.A. in humanities.

Eva Shultis is the associate director of research & product development at The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning and a science teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She works with students, teachers, and school leaders to translate the Science of Learning into their everyday practice. Eva has taught middle and high school science since 2010 and co-designed Neuroteach Global Student, a program that puts research-based learning strategies directly in the hands of students. She cares deeply about neurodiversity, identity, and equity in education. She earned her Sc.B. in human biology from Brown University and an Ed.M. in mind, brain & education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm EDT



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