As schools and districts prepare for the new academic year in such uncertain times, the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience is hosting a free, virtual, two-day symposium on Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20, 2020 to help pre-K–6 educators develop strategic return-to-school plans, grounded in research, and with a focus on fostering resilience and social-emotional learning through literacy.
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During the symposium, panel discussions with leading education researchers and child development experts will cover topics such as:
- Planning for “reopening” schools — whether that is in person, virtually, or a blended approach;
- Supporting social-emotional wellness throughout the whole school community;
- Ensuring equity and access in a changing climate;
- Sustaining family engagement during and beyond a crisis;
- Building resilience through literacy, and more.
Guest speakers at the symposium will include:
- Dr. Walter Gilliam, Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology at Yale University
- Michael Haggen, Chief Academic Officer, Scholastic Education
- Anne Henderson, Senior Consultant for the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement
- Dr. Eli Lebowitz, Associate Professor, Child Study Center; Director, Program for Anxiety Disorders
- Dr. Linda Mayes, Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology; Director of the Yale Child Study Center
- Dr. Timothy Shriver, Cofounder and Chairman of CASEL; Chairman of Special Olympics
- Dr. Howard Stevenson, Constance Clayton Professor of Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania; Executive Director of the Racial Empowerment Collaborative
- Raina Telgemeier, Graphic novelist
To learn more about the Yale Child Study Center–Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience, visit: https://medicine.yale.edu/childstudy/scholasticcollab