Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Pacific) / 4:00-5:30 p.m. (Eastern)
As states and districts use their American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to accelerate learning, high-quality tutoring has emerged as a promising way to address the impact of lost instructional time due to COVID-19 and address student academic needs. The U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) ED COVID-19 Handbook highlights tutoring as a critical strategy supported by ARP funds to address opportunity gaps exacerbated by the pandemic.
In this 90-minute webinar, presenters will discuss the research base for systematic, high-quality, and high-quality tutoring and share a case study of how one nonprofit high school math tutoring program enacts evidence-based principles.
- Learn about the research base for high-quality tutoring
- Explore critical questions to ask when assessing local conditions and planning to implement tutoring programs
- Hear examples of best practices in tutoring, as applied through one program, and how tutoring is implemented in an example district
- Have an opportunity to ask questions and receive resources to guide their work
- Kim Dadisman is a Senior Policy & Research Manager for J-PAL North America. She manages the education sector and works to generate and disseminate evidence on effective strategies to improve educational outcomes for students.
- Katie Drummond is a Senior Research Scientist with REL West at WestEd with over 20 years of experience with evaluation and technical assistance projects related to literacy, early childhood, special education, and professional development.
- Lisa Lanigan is the Chicago Director of Programs for Saga Education, where she supports implementation at eight schools throughout the city. She has a background in teaching and coaching other educators in math and STEM subjects.
- Maryellen Leneghan is the Director of Business Development and Consulting at Saga Education. She has been in the education field for over 10 years, as an Algebra teacher, Saga School Site Director, and Saga Director of Programs in Chicago.
- Vincent Quan is the Associate Director of Policy at J-PAL North America, where he oversees work to support evidence-based policymaking. He is co-author of the meta-analysis on high-quality tutoring cited by ED in the COVID-19 reopening guide.
- Alan Safran is the co-founder and CEO of Saga Education. He has a 30-year career in public education, including serving as an official at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and as the Executive Director of Match Schools.
This webinar is the first in a three-part series on high-quality tutoring as a strategy for accelerating learning after disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for updates.
Unable to attend? Please register anyway, and we’ll send you a recording of the webinar when it becomes available. Other questions? Please email relwest@WestEd.org.