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Education Now

Education Now Education Now: Teaching, Learning, and Growing Amid the Pandemic
As this unprecedented fall begins, against the backdrop of COVID-19, racial violence, and action for justice and healing, back-to-school is nothing like normal. But as schools reopen — online, in person, or all of the above — HGSE's Education Now webinars will look at the challenges of the moment, offering actionable insights that you can use today. 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.

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Education Now Webinars

Biweekly webinars, hosted by Harvard Graduate School of Education faculty and staff, will premiere live on Zoom and Facebook from September 30, through December 9 at 3 p.m. Episodes will be recorded and available to view later on YouTube and Facebook.

Recent Episode:

Screen Time Sanity

  • Mimi ItoDirector of the Connected Learning Lab and Professor in Residence and MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine
  • Merve Lapus, Vice President, Outreach & Community Partnerships, Common Sense Media 
  • Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science  
Related programming:

Screen-Time Savvy: Skills and Strategies to Deepen Digital and Media Literacy.”
Jan. 27 - Feb. 23, 2021
A four-week online workshop for educators that will help you incorporate social, emotional, and academic development into your learners’ digital learning experiences.

Upcoming episodes in our fall webinar series:
  • Tues., Nov. 10: Harvard and HGSE React to the Election and Focus on Education. Register Now.  
  • Wed., Nov. 18: Climate education and K12 schools
  • Wed., Dec. 9: Motivation, curiosity, and sparking a continuing love of learning
Gain tools and insights about civic education in an article our October 14 episode, Educating for Democracy
Watch the September 30 episode: Helping Children Cope with Racial Trauma

Related content:

Education Now fall playlist: Teaching, Learning, and Growing Amid the Pandemic
Watch Past Episodes

Previous Education Now episodes have highlighted various critical topics in education, including practicing antiracism in schools, public health and school reopening, the power of human connection, and much more. Explore the episodes on Youtube or Facebook.

Usable Knowledge

Articles, strategies, and perspectives for educators and families confronting the uncertainties of schooling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Challenges of Reopening
A summer/fall 2020 Usable Knowledge series aimed at helping schools, educators, and families answer the question, "What will back-to-school look like this year?"

Confronting the Coronavirus Outbreak
A spring 2020 Usable Knowledge series with resources for schools and families — on leading through crisis, teaching at a distance, and learning and thriving at home.

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Leadership in the Field

Expertise and thought leadership from the HGSE community

"Race provides privileges and it denies privileges in a very, very real way."

From What Happens Before College Matters via Inside Higher Ed

"We have to be clear-eyed about the wrongs and failings in our history. We also have to be equally clear-eyed about the value and the achievements."

From EdNext Podcast: Teaching the Declaration of Independence with a Video Game via Education Next

An excerpt from Howard Gardner's memoir, A Synthesizing Mind.

From In New Memoir, the Father of ‘Multiple Intelligences’ Explains How He Conceived His Famous Theory via Washington Post

"It was my hope that colleges would do two things this fall. First, go one hundred per cent remote. And, second, invite back any undergraduates who cannot be full students if they are away from campus."

From What Do Colleges Owe Their Most Vulnerable Students? via The New Yorker

Research from Making Caring Common is highlighted in an article on fathers parenting during the pandemic.

From For Some Fathers, Pandemic Brings a New Perspective—and Quiet Joys via Wall Street Journal

"One of the biggest crises of this pandemic are peer-to-peer and student-to-faculty relationships. With so much going online, we’re going to have to bend over backwards to build relationships."

From Missed Lessons via CommonWealth Magazine

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