Welcome to the HGSE webinar series that responds to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We aim to give our audience strategies and ideas that will prompt hope, add fuel to the push for equity, and create the circumstances for transformation across education.
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.
Back to School: Moving Forward from Here
September 22, 2021
For the third consecutive school year, the rhythms of our schools are being disrupted by a global pandemic — a pandemic that has laid bare existing inequities across almost every relevant metric. Watch the panel of Harvard education experts discuss key challenges and concerns for educators, leaders, and families — and share concrete ideas for addressing them, with equity at the center.
In an episode jointly presented by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, we talk through some of the practical things we can do now to support physical and mental health in our schools. And explore the larger issues of equity, community building, and other themes that we’ll be facing for the foreseeable future.
"Education too often relies on an outdated concept of 'teaching to the average,' even though there’s no such thing as an average student — which has been vividly underlined, once again, by the differential effects of the pandemic on children’s education and life experiences."
"I worry that five or 10 years down the line, some kids and young adults will still really be struggling to find their place. There’s a risk that we’ll look back at these pandemic years and say, 'Oh, well, that was then.' When in fact some of today’s kids will feel the effects for decades."