While educators are optimistic that this year students will finally catch up on the learning they missed out on during the pandemic, student testing data suggest the outlook is a little more mixed. Implementing strategies like accelerated learning or high-dosage tutoring can be challenging and most school districts are still struggling to master them. This virtual forum will highlight recent reporting on some of the schools and districts that have figured it out.
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Welcome & Introduction
Interactive Session: Undone Learning: Where We Are Now
Industry Perspective: Six Essential Questions to Ask This Year About Learning Recovery in Your District
Post-pandemic recovery is slow but there are promising signs that the 2023-2024 school year could be the year districts transition from learning recovery to learning acceleration. But to seize this opportunity, we must be reflective and mindful of the challenges that can impede our progress. Led by 2020 Massachusetts Teacher of the Year, Takeru “TK” Nagayoshi, this session examines six essential questions that can help foster, maintain and accelerate learning recovery in your district.
Panel discussion: On-the-Ground Strategies for Accelerating Learning
Industry Perspective: Science of Reading + Professional Learning = Recovery and Acceleration
We know that 95% of students can learn to read when provided instruction based on the science of reading. However, if you look at the most recent NAEP scores, you’ll see a huge gap between what’s possible and reality. Join Dr. Erin Hamilton to unpack the statistics, understand the pivotal role professional learning plays in literacy acceleration, and ask any questions you might have about science-based reading instruction.
Q&A: Cost-Effective Tutoring: What Schools Need to Know
Industry Perspective: Insights from Educators: Making In-school, High-Impact Tutoring Work
Tutoring programs have become a leading strategy to address COVID-19 learning loss, but not all tutoring is created equal. In this session, we will explore the essential elements of high-impact tutoring and demonstrate why its integration into the regular school day is paramount for learning recovery. Rigorous research shows High-impact Tutoring by Saga Education™ works—not only to raise math scores—but to foster the confidence and sense of belonging that underpin all academic success. Seasoned educators who successfully implemented tutoring into the regular school day will share their experiences, insights, and best practices.
He led the Match Charter Public School network in Boston for 9 years, where he was the co-designer of the school’s high dosage tutoring program, the first such model in the country (and helped coin the phrase “high dosage tutoring.”). He and AJ Gutierrez then incubated the dissemination of high-dosage tutoring out of the Match School base to Lawrence, MA, Stamford, CT, and Chicago, IL, and then, in 2014, founded the edtech nonprofit Saga. Alan has a law degree from George Washington University a bachelor’s degree from Princeton, and he and his wife split their time between Boston, MA, and Washington, DC. They have three grown children in DC, NY, and LA, and a mid-size, middle-aged black labrador, Colbie.
Interactive Session: What Else Works for Learning Recovery?
Industry Perspective: Accelerating Learning Recovery through Assessments
Studies show that complex reporting formats make it difficult for educators to understand assessment results, leading to challenges in translating data into actionable insights. Examine how instructional assessments give teachers the insights they need to activate student feedback to accelerate learning.