CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: The role of socioemotional learning on students and teachers equity and wellbeing

09 Dezembro 2022

Sala de Atos (Ispa)

No próximo dia 9 de dezembro às 11h00 na Sala de Atos, o Ispa – Instituto Universitário recebe a conferência: Closing the achievement gap: The role of socioemotional learning on students’ and teachers’ equity and wellbeing.

Oradores: Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma e Jennifer Adams.

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Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Emeritus Bennett Chair of Prevention Science at Penn State University.. He is the author of over 350 journal articles and book chapters on the development of well-being, learning and the effects of prevention efforts on children and families. He is one of the founders of CASEL. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society from the American Psychological Association. One of his current interests is how to help nurture awareness and compassion in our society.  He is the Chairperson of the Board of CREATE, a non-profit devoted to improving the quality of schooling and the lives of teachers and students.

Christa Turksma is a child-clinical psychologist who received her training in The Netherlands. Before becoming a psychologist, she was a Kindergarten teacher and principal. Christa has worked on various research and intervention projects including the Fast Track Project in Seattle. Christa began providing training in the PATHS® curriculum in 1988, and has trained thousands of teachers across the US, and in Canada, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England and Australia. Christa is a co-developer of the CARE for Teachers program. She coordinates all workshops and the certification of new facilitators. Christa is very interested in further developing mindfulness based programs for people in other stressful occupations.

Jennifer Adams is the former Superintendent for the public schools in Ottawa, Canada, serving a diverse population of 73,000 students. She worked as a superintendent of curriculum, principal, and French teacher. Jennifer earned her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Toronto/OISE, Canada. Jennifer has served as the Chair of the Informal Advisory Group for the OECD Survey for Social and Emotional Skills and is currently on the Executive Committee for Karanga: The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills. She is the Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Ottawa. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Knowledgehook Signature Leadership. Jennifer is the founder and CEO of Educating Leaders, a consulting company specializing in education, future skills, and senior leadership/talent development. 

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