Events Archive

The Delaney House | Holyoke, MA

On June 9, 2022 we hosted a conversation in Holyoke on the state of education in Western Massachusetts. This event put a local focus on the findings of our Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report and brought together members of the business and education communities to discuss supporting educators and planning for the future after the challenges of the past two years.

Addressing unfinished learning must go beyond the academic goals we set for students. After years of isolation, trauma, and inconsistency, students and educators across Massachusetts continue to feel the impact of this tumultuous time on their mental health and wellbeing. Our learning needs have changed and educators are eager to address the social and emotional needs of their students. On March 9th, the Rennie Center and Transforming Education will lead a webinar to help practitioners bridge transformative social-emotional learning strategies into their existing practice that affirm the experiences of students and educators as they continue to grapple with the challenges of this pandemic. 

The past two years have challenged, taxed, and changed our education system like never before. As students and educators enter a third year of living and learning in a pandemic, how can our education system adapt to best support school communities now and in the years to come? 

Join us for a webinar on November 16 to learn some strategies your school or district could use to weave social-emotional learning into every classroom and every lesson. We'll walk you through our resource-filled action guide, which is based on lessons learned from our years working with a network of districts implementing SEL in schools. You'll also hear from experts on recommendations for fostering student voice through SEL and why supporting student agency is critical during this difficult time.
Join us on November 9 for the release of never-before-seen data on the stark racial and gender gaps in Massachusetts K-12 leadership. We'll discuss the barriers to the superintendency and what K-12 leaders, school committee members, and policymakers can do about it.

COVID-19 has drastically reshaped the way our students learn and exacerbated the inequities that already plagued our schools and society. Our education system is at a crossroads. The conversation about where our system is and where it’s headed is more important than ever.

Please join us for a webinar to discuss the state of education in Western Massachusetts in 2020. We’ll discuss how the regional business community can help address students’ learning and opportunity loss and social-emotional wellbeing through community mentoring and leadership.
Are you a teacher, school staff member, district administrator, or community organization staff member? We want to hear from you! Join us for a virtual forum on October 22 to discuss how your classroom, school, district, or community is addressing this year's unique learning challenges.
Several districts have already announced plans for full or partial remote learning this fall, and more are likely to follow. Please join us for a webinar to help schools get ready for some degree of remote learning during the upcoming school year. The webinar builds off our Back-to-School Blueprint action guide that looks at lessons learned from the first round of remote learning in the spring and shares resources to help prepare students, families, and educators for success this fall. You'll hear from experts and practitioners on three key areas essential to effective and equitable remote learning: relationships, instructional practices, and technology.