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Thought Leadership Sep 29, 2020

Pamela Cantor M.D. Speaks at ASU+GSV Virtual Summit

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Turnaround Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor M.D., participated in a series of panels, discussions and presentations at this year’s ASU+GSV Virtual Summit. The summit took place between Sept. 29 – Oct. 8, 2020.

On the first day of the summit, and again on October 7, an exclusive screening of A Trusted Space was featured. The film was followed by a panel discussion with the film’s participants, including Dr. Cantor, Alan Arkatov, Linda Darling-Hammond, Ph.D., Marcellina Melvin, MA, LPC, Pedro Noguera, PHD, Lori Woodley MS, PPS, and Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD. The panel discussed the lessons learned since the initial school closures this past spring, and educators can adapt to uncertainties this fall and beyond.

On October 1, Dr. Cantor joined the discussion, “Never Let A Crisis Go to Waste: Transforming the K-12 System,” along with Carlos Moreno, Courtney-Collins Shapiro, Sujata Bhatt, Juan Cabrera and Tom Vander Ark. The panelists discussed how to use the COVID-19 crisis to radically transform the K-12 school system & change how learning happens.

Cantor took part in a conversation with Jim Shelton & Carlos Watson on Oct. 7 titled, “COVID-19 and Disruptive Reconstruction: Making the American Dream Real Again…and for All.” Cantor and Shelton shared their thoughts on how to use advances in the science of learning and development and emerging technologies to help all young people thrive.

On the final day of the summit, Cantor gave a keynote presentation titled, “What Will it Take to Help All Children Learn and Thrive? A Road Map from the Science of Learning and Development.” In the presentation, Cantor shared the specific conditions under which children can learn and thrive no matter their starting point, and how we can use the science of learning and development to design learning environments that nurture the capabilities of all young people.