This is the second post in a series highlighting speakers of this year’s 36th Annual Executive Function Conference, which will focus on promoting resilience and equity for ALL students.
This November, we are honored to feature Pedro Noguera, Ph.D, Dean of the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education, who will offer a session on “Educating Equitably After the Pandemic: Promoting Student Agency and Self-Understanding.”
Educating Equitably After the Pandemic
What will education look like after the COVID-19 pandemic? How can educators address all their students’ needs, especially after the pandemic has exacerbated the many existing inequities in our society and schools?
Dr. Pedro Noguera is working to answer these questions. Sociologist, professor, executive director, classroom teacher – these are just a few of the roles that Dr. Noguera has occupied over the course of his decades-long tenure in education. In a recent article for USC Rossier’s magazine, Dr. Noguera urged that the return to school cannot be a return to normal. Instead, it must be a return to something better. (Dr. Irvin Scott, another speaker at our 36th Annual Conference, has called for the same).
At ResearchILD’s 36th Annual Executive Function Conference, Dr. Noguera will examine the preparations needed to manage more than the logistics of bringing students back to classrooms. Dr. Noguera will describe the steps that administrators and educators can take to address learning loss, trauma, and equitable learning opportunities for all students.
You can learn more about Dr. Noguera and his work:
- Visit his website.
- Watch his Ted Talk that explores the questions to ask (and who should ask them) to drive better policies that serve our students.
- Attend ResearchILD’s 36th Annual Executive Function Conference to hear Dr. Noguera speak about “Educating Equitably After the Pandemic: Promoting Student Agency and Self-Understanding.”
Will you be teaching SMARTS next year? Join us for the SMARTS Executive Function Summer Workshop (August 10th, August 12th, August 17th, and August 19th). All summer professional development opportunities are available online via Zoom and through recorded sessions.
- Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed., SMARTS Program Associate
SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum: smarts-ef.org
Research Institute for Learning and Development: researchild.org
The Institute for Learning and Development: ildlex.org