Please Join Us – Education and Development: Schools, Kids, and COVID-19

The image has a blue background with faded images of the COVID-19 virus symbol behind it in yellow and dark blue. The top of the image states Save the Date for the next event of Big Ideas About COVID-19. The title of the event is Education and Development: Schools, Kids, and COVID-19. The event will take place Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 3:00pm PST live via Zoom.
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What specific effects has the pandemic had on children and adolescents? How are educators rising to the challenges of COVID-19? What impacts have school closures and remote learning had on gaps in educational equity and academic achievement? How might the pandemic be affecting the neurological and socioemotional development of young people? What can we do to foster resilience in children, adolescents, and families during these difficult times? Our panel of experts will consider all these questions and more, as they discuss coping, trauma, education, and growing up in a global pandemic.
Panel moderated by D’Artagnan Scorza, the Executive Director and Founder of the Social Justice Learning Institute and President of the Board of Education for Inglewood Unified School District. He also serves as a lecturer in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, is a UC Regent Emeritus and is the current President of the UCLA Alumni Association.

Featured panelists include Adriana Galván, the Dean of Undergraduate Education and Professor of Psychology at UCLA. She is the Co-Executive Director of the Center for the Developing Adolescent and Director of the Adolescent Neuroscience Lab, where she studies the adolescent brain, motivation and learning in youth; Patricia Lester, the Jane and Marc Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry, Director of FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Program, Director of the UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center, and the Medical Director of the Family Stress, Trauma and Resilience Clinic at UCLA; and John Rogers, a Professor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and the Faculty Director of Center X, which houses UCLA’s Teacher Education Program, Principal Leadership Program, and professional development initiatives. He also serves as the Director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access (IDEA). 
A public discussion from 3:00 – 4:00pm. Q&A from 4:00 – 4:30pm.The live Zoom event will be recorded.ASL and live captioning will be provided.A Zoom link will be emailed to the email address you include in your registration. The email will come from the UCLA Cluster Program so please check your spam folder.
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