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Education Now

Education Now LogoEducation Now is a free webinar series from the Harvard Graduate School of Education that responds to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our episodes provide insights and strategies to shape equitable new approaches to challenges across the education landscape.

Webinars, hosted by Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty and staff, will premiere live on Zoom, YouTube and Facebook — and be available to view later on YouTube and Facebook. Watch all episodes.

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Recent Episode

Learning and Living in Polarized Times

Hosted by: Uche Amaechi

As the nation has become more polarized politically, how are we talking with young people — at home, at school, on college campuses — about the values of democracy, about bridging our differences, and about finding common ground? How are we working to help young people make connections with and care for others who think very differently than they do? How can we learn to engage in the kind of “hard” caring that is central to a healthy society? Join us as we develop a new form of dialogue for our homes, schools, and communities — one that acknowledges divides while finding productive ways to cross them.

Speakers

  • Tania Israel, Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB); author of Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide
  • Richard Weissbourd, Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology, and Director, Making Caring Common Project, HGSE
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Our Hosts

Uche Amaechi

Uche Amaechi
Lecturer on Education

Junlei- Li

Junlei Li
Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in
Early Childhood Education

Francesca Purcell

Francesca Purcell 
Senior Lecturer

Education Now features a rotating trio of faculty hosts who focus on topics in early childhood development, K-12 schooling, and higher education. 

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Watch the Education Now Playlist

Previous Education Now episodes have highlighted racism in schools, public health and school reopening, the power of human connection, leadership amid crisis, and much more. Explore the episodes on Youtube or Facebook.
 

 
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The Askwith Education ForumThe Askwith Education Forum brings leading voices from across the field of education (and beyond) to the Harvard Graduate School of Education for rich and spirited conversations about issues affecting schools, universities, families, and communities. 

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Coverage of Education Now Events

Bright-colored silhouettes on 2 sides of dividing line

How to develop a new form of dialogue for our homes, schools, and communities that acknowledges divides while finding productive ways to cross them.

Female student from the rear, walking down long campus pathway

Shining a light on a pathway to rediscovering and embracing the unique mission of higher education — and how that applies to the world today’s graduates will inherit.

Colorful head

A look at the trauma-responsive strategies that can help both students and adults — and can an effective trauma response lead to better, more just schools

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