Join us for this insightful webinar, where our distinguished panel of experts, Alison Yoshimoto-Towery, Dr. Cipriano, and Dr. Bergeron, will be joined by Dr. Doug Fisher for a discussion on the intersection of research-based strategies to nurture students’ social and emotional growth and their impact on academic success.
Discover practical strategies and insights on how fostering students’ social and emotional development can positively influence their holistic growth inside and outside the classroom. Don’t miss this engaging discussion!
Participants will see value in the following:
- Learning about the research and science behind the interconnectedness of social and emotional development and academics.
- Understanding how schools across the country are working to support their students’ academic success through relationship-driven strategies.
- Discovering strategies to support academic success through the implementation of social and emotional programs and practice.
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Dr. Douglas Fisher, Esteemed Researcher and Author
Dr. Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University. He is also a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College, an award-winning, open-enrollment public school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego that he co-founded in 2007. Dr. Fisher’s areas of interest include instructional design, curriculum development, and professional learning.
Dr. Christina Cipriano, Director of the Education Collaboratory, Yale University
Dr. Cipriano’s research focuses on the systematic examination of social and emotional learning (SEL) assessment and interventions with marginalized student and teacher populations. Dr. Cipriano has extensive experience working in classrooms and schools, providing training to teachers and support staff, and direct instruction to students. A national expert in SEL, Dr. Cipriano is the PI and Director of numerous major federal and foundation grants supporting the development and validation of novel SEL assessments, classroom observation practices, and SEL evaluation and efficacy trials.
Dr. Deborah Bergeron, Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Innovation at National Head Start Association
Dr. Deborah Bergeron is the former director of the Office of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and also represented the Office of Head Start (OHS) as its director. She has spent three decades in Pre–K/12 public education as a classroom teacher and school administrator.
Alison Yoshimoto-Towery, Executive Director of the UC-CSU California Collaborative for Neurodiversity and Learning
Ms. Yoshimoto-Towery is an educator and administrator who has served in various roles in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for over 28 years. In her new role as executive director, she will oversee and coordinate a statewide hub of activities and resources developed by leading researchers, UC and CSU teacher education programs, and partnering districts and schools to advance learning for neurodiverse students. California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Ms. Towery to the California State Board of Education.
If you are not able to join live, you can still register and receive a copy of the recording.