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Archived Webinar

How Schools Ensure Social Connections During Physical Isolation

Recorded on April 20, 2020

Sponsored by The Aspen Institute

Every community in America has turned to schools to sustain relationships and connectedness during the COVID-19 crisis. This archived webinar explores the practical realities and research foundations of how distance learning offers both opportunities, and imperatives, to re-establish relationships during school closure—and learn some of the new ways that students, parents, and educators are connecting to advance the work of schools.

Now as much as ever, students need schools to attend to both social-emotional and academic development in unison. After a brief overview of foundational research on the role of relationships in learning and thriving, this archived webinar lifts up innovations and early learning from leaders in schools and systems across the country.

Webinar Presenter(s):

Gene Pinkard Director, Practice & Leadership, Education & Society Program, The Aspen Institute
David Adams Director of Social-Emotional Learning, The Urban Assembly
Amanda Rodriguez Principal, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Patti Salzmann Chief Academic Officer, San Antonio Independent School District