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August 31, 2019

Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard Keynoting iNACOL Symposium on October 28, 2019

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Dear Colleagues,

iNACOL is pleased to announce our Symposium opening keynote. Please join usto hear from Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Director of Whole Child Development at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, on Monday, October 28th from 3:30-5:00pm PT.

The theme of our opening address is “Broadening the Definition of Student Success: A Spotlight on Mental Health.”As support builds for a more holistic approach to education for all students, urgency also builds for the same rigor and personalization that we apply to the design and implementation of academic instruction to be brought to non-academic areas.Across every aspect of a child’s education, we owe our students and educators access to quality supports grounded in the science of child and adolescent learning and development. Within this context schools are increasingly focused on how they can support students’ mental health.

Parents name it as key to their child’s success and a priority on par with reading and math. Policymakers are passing laws supporting resourcing for mental health supports in states across the country. Teachers are advocating for professional development to address student needs as well as their own.

With such strong demand and potential resources for systems, how will educators identify and implement personalized evidence-based mental health supports for students? How do the skills and mindsets connected to mental health correlate to and even predict academic outcomes? How does this connect to school efforts around social emotional learning? And how might a focus on mental health be key to improved outcomes for all students?

Please join us at the iNACOL Symposium to hear from this esteemed speaker, nearly 200 thought-provoking sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities October 28-31, 2019 in Palm Springs. This year’s iNACOL Symposium theme is “Shining a Light on the Future of Learning.”

Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today.

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About the iNACOL Symposium

On October 28-31, 2019, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field.

Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on Linkedin and follow us on Twitter.

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