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Blog Oct 13, 2021

Turnaround at the Aurora Institute Symposium 2021

The Aurora Institute Symposium is a leading conference for transforming K-12 education systems, advancing breakthrough practices and policies, and implementing personalized, competency-based learning. Attendees include K-12 system and school administrators, teachers, and nonprofits working in next generation learning, actively implementing personalized, competency-based designs, as well as policymakers, researchers, and other experts in K-12 advancing the future of learning. It is a premiere event for learning about cutting-edge promising practices, the latest policy developments and research, and future-focused trends in teaching and learning.

The Turnaround for Children team will participate in four sessions at this year’s virtual Aurora Institute Symposium, October 25-27.

Turnaround Sessions at Aurora Institute Symposium 2021

Whole-Child Design: How To Use The Science of Learning and Development to Redesign Classrooms, Schools, and Systems and Accelerate Healthy Development, Learning, and Thriving

Monday, Oct. 25, 3:40-4:00 PM ET

  • MenSa Ankh Maa, Partnership Director
  • Gretchen Livesey, Vice President, Partner Impact

Keynote Plenary Session: Transforming Toward Equity-Centered, Whole-Child Personalized Learning

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 11:00-11:45 AM ET

  • Pamela Cantor, M.D., Founder and Senior Science Advisor
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

Schools Need a Success Coach for Every Learner

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

  • Pamela Cantor, M.D., Founder and Senior Science Advisor
  • Bennison Ntsakey, Director of Academics, Brooklyn LAB
  • Ron Berger, Senior Advisor, Teaching & Learning, EL Education
  • Kirsten Davis, Impact Manager, City Year
  • Tasha Booker, SVP of External Engagement, City Year

Integrating Systems of Support: How To Design Equitable School Environments that Meet Students’ Individual Needs Through a Holistic Approach

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1:15-1:35 PM ET

  • Renee Prince, LCSW, Director, Mental Health Integration
  • Tami Hill-Washington, Ed.M., Vice President, Partner Impact