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EL Education 2021 Virtual Summit

Virtual Event

Add to Calendar 2021-10-282021-10-29EL Education 2021 Virtual Summit
  • Dates

  • Grade Level

    K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

  • Audience

    All Educators

  • Eligibility

    Public, EL Education Partners

Lifting Our Gaze: Students Lead The Way

Remarkable things are possible when education is something done with students, not to students. That’s why the the 2021 EL Education Virtual Summit was co-designed and co-facilitated by students, attended by a diverse community of more than 700 researchers, students, educators, and experts. Review the catalog of more than 50 sessions.

With students at the helm, we refined our roadmap for education through an unprecedented pandemic and its aftermath, charted our path to a new summit, and seized the chance to reimagine stronger schools where all learners experience:

  • Instruction and assessment that challenge, engage, and empower learners
  • Access to standards-based, content-rich, culturally affirming curriculum
  • School culture that fosters positive identity, belonging, agency, and purpose
  • Explicit anti-racist discussion, practice, and action

Relive the Learning from ELVS2

Check out these videos from Virtual Summit or view the whole collection here.

Video Collection

ELVS21: Leader Voices on Curriculum as an Engine for Equity

ELVS21: Student and Teacher Voices on Identity and Belonging in Schools

“You Forgot” a Song by Javy Polanco

EL Education student Javy performs an original song about identity and belonging at school.

EL Education Teachers Foster Belonging in Schools

See inside the classrooms of the finalists and winners of the 2021 Klingenstein Teacher Award: Erick Espin, Renée Hill, and Shatera Weaver.

Join The Conversation 

Experience more videos from #ELVS21 or join the conversation online using our #ELVS21 hashtag.

Featured Speakers

Naomi Khalil

Naomi Khalil

Senior Executive Director of Equity and Culture – Detroit Public Schools Community District

Headshot 0011 Dr Yvette Stewart

Dr. Yvette Stewart

Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning – Hamilton County Schools, TN

Headshot 0007 Jill Znaczko

Jill Znaczko

Instructional Coach for ELMS (Expeditionary Learning Middle School), Syracuse, New York

Headshot 0008 Javy Polanco

Javy Polanco

Student at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Headshot 0009 Jasper Cox

Jasper Cox

Student at The Springfield Renaissance School

Headshot 0010 Erick Espin

Erick Espin

History teacher at Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS)

Thank You To Our Sponsor

The Sora student reading app, from OverDrive Education, connects 48,000 K-12 schools worldwide with the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Sora helps schools embrace the future of reading, providing 24/7 access to books and powerful learning tools and insights to meet the needs of students and educators. Sora was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. Founded in 1986, OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries – and OverDrive Education are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA.