Watch our latest webinar to learn about how schools can prepare for remote or hybrid learning this fall. You'll hear about lessons learned from the spring and resources that can help schools prepare for success in the upcoming school year.
In this webinar, Boston Public Schools teacher and Teach Plus Massachusetts Policy Fellow Cristina Stanojevich shares the results of a survey of teachers, reflecting on the challenges of remote learning and providing recommendations for the coming year. You'll also hear from Monika Kincheloe of America's Promise Alliance on the importance of relationships and social-emotional health amid remote learning; Mark Racine of Boston Public Schools on ways schools can use technology to support learning; and Jal Mehta of Harvard Graduate School of Education on prioritizing instructional practices to make room for meaningful lessons for students. The webinar builds off our Back-to-School Blueprint action guide focused specifically on how to support remote learning.
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, America’s Promise Alliance
Monika Kincheloe leads the GradNation and Every School Healthy campaigns at America’s Promise Alliance and is part of the How Learning Happens leadership team. In this role, Monika works closely across teams at America’s Promise, including the Center for Promise, and with a range of national partner organizations and community- and state-level organizations. She contributes to organizational leadership and impact by synthesizing and connecting the research, practice, and policy on education and well-being for young people. Prior to joining America’s Promise, Monika was a lead program officer at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of the Deputy Secretary and in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. She provided policy translation, technical assistance, and performance management services to education leaders in 11 state education agencies. A long time ago, Monika was a fourth-grade teacher in Marianna, AR in the Mississippi Delta where her students achieved more than one year of growth in a single academic year. During those years, she lived on a cotton farm without internet. Monika holds a B.S. in Public Health from the George Washington University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School. She was a Presidential Management Fellow and a Leadership for Educational Equity Public Leaders Fellow. Monika is a new mom who is finding her way back to her yoga practice, traveling, and her favorite outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and camping.
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and co-author of Imagining September: Principles and Design Elements for Ambitious Schools During COVID-19
Jal Mehta is Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A sociologist by training, his work focuses on how to remake the industrial-era school system into a modern learning organization that creates purpose and passion for both students and adults. He is the author, most recently, with Sarah Fine, of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School. Jal is the co-director of the Deeper Learning Dozen, a community of practice of 12 districts across the United States and Canada that are seeking to remake themselves for the future. Jal works with teachers, schools, districts, and states in the United States and around the world, seeking to cull wisdom from leading practitioners and share it with the field. Jal is also the proud recipient of the Morningstar Teaching Award at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Chief Information Officer, Boston Public Schools
Mark Racine is the Chief Information Officer for the Boston Public Schools. Mark joined the Boston Public Schools in 2007 as a classroom teacher before joining the central administration in 2012. Mark serves on the Governance Board for the Ed-Fi Alliance, the National Advisory Council for Cybersecurity, and the peer review team for the Council of Great City Schools.
Teacher, Boston Public Schools & Teach Plus Massachusetts Policy Fellow
Cristina is a Teach Plus Senior Policy Fellow and 9th grade math teacher on the "STEAM Studios" Project-Based Learning team at TechBoston Academy. She began her career in New Orleans and taught Middle School math and science in Texas before joining Boston Public Schools. She has served as a teacher mentor, content facilitator, and representative on the Dallas ISD Advisory Committee to the Superintendent; she is currently a Building Representative for the Boston Teachers' Union.
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
There were a number of questions that came up during the Q&A portion of the webinar that we didn't have enough time to answer. We've put together answers to those questions, including links to a wealth of helpful resources!