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Unfinished Learning: Identifying and Addressing Post-COVID Learning Gaps

This event occurred on March 23, 2021 5:05 PM EDT, but is available to view on-demand.
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With the variety of student experiences from the past year, how do educators address the unfinished learning taking place? This webinar will identify potential gaps in learning opportunities within K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) and how to solve for them with high-quality curriculum, instructional tools, and assessment data.

Presented by: Open Up Resources (@openupresources), Kiddom (@kiddomapp), and EL Education (@ELEducation)

Speakers
Whitney Green
Assistant Principal Ooltewah Elementary School
Green is an assistant principal at Ooltewah Elementary in Hamilton County Schools, Chattanooga, Tenn. She was previously a lower and upper elementary teacher and a curriculum coach. She is actively working towards her Doctor of Education Degree with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction. Whitney is an instructional leader with a passion for elevating those to their highest potential, by setting not only high expectations for herself, but also for those around her. She has led several instructional initiatives at Ooltewah Elementary, earning them a TN Level 5 status within one year and recently receiving recognition for showing the most growth in ELA out of 76 schools including elementary, middle, and high school, based on a standards-based benchmark aligned to the TNReady end of the year assessment. One of these initiatives was piloting EL Education last year at her mega elementary school in grades 3-5. She is now supporting EL K-5 and is taking full advantage of Kiddom in their classrooms as virtual learning has been vital to their success this year. She is excited to share her drive and her experiences with others. She attributes her athletic background and her competitive nature to what motivates her to ensure students are receiving the best education possible and that we are meeting the needs of all students.
Christina Riley
Director of Curriculum Design EL Education
Riley is currently the director of curriculum design, overseeing curriculum design for EL Education. Prior to this, she was a lead designer on the nationally renowned EL Education English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, which is currently one of EdReports’ all green, highest-rated elementary ELA curriculum. Riley began her career in education as a K-8 teacher at public schools in the U.K. and is currently working on her Doctor of Education degree in leadership in educational equity through University of Colorado, Denver.
Yvette Stewart
Director, Elementary Teaching and Learning Hamilton County Schools
Stewart is a lifelong educator who has served public education for over 20 years as a classroom teacher, an elementary/middle school administrator, a university professor, state leader, and currently the Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning in Hamilton County Schools, Tenn. Dr. Stewart is an alumna of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, from her Bachelor’s degree to her Ed.D. Dr. Stewart’s reputation as an educational leader earned her the NC State Superintendent’s Performance Excellence Award and she actively serves on several Advisory Boards and Councils that advocate on behalf of public education affairs and reform.
Moderator
Tabitha Savage
Regional Development Manager Open Up Resources
Savage is a regional development manager at Open Up Resources, supporting schools across 11 states in selecting and successfully implementing highly-rated math and ELA curriculum. Her previous roles include a general education teacher, elementary coach, and district specialist. While serving as an adjunct collegiate instructor, Savage also earned her Specialist in Education degree in instructional leadership from Tennessee Technological University.
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