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EL Education to Host Virtual Summit Addressing What Matters Most in Education

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NEW YORK, NY—Educators and experts from across the globe will come together for What Matters Most: Moving Toward More Equitable Schools, the EL Education 2020 Virtual Summit taking place from October 22-23 to address what works and what matters most during an unprecedented school year: racial justice, social-emotional learning, and implementing quality curriculum, whether classes are remote, in-person, or hybrid.

“As educators, we have a unique opportunity to address issues of inequity, racism, and educational structures that stifle student identity and agency and deny students access to challenging and meaningful work,” said Scott Hartl, EL Education President and CEO. “The Virtual Summit is designed to challenge educators’ thinking, provide them with meaningful professional learning, and prepare them to implement new and innovative ideas in their work for the benefit of all students.”

Attendees at the What Matters Most Virtual Summit (#ELVS20) will learn alongside researchers and experts including keynote speakers Glenn Eric Singleton, Author of Courageous Conversations About Race, and Dena Simmons, Assistant Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Through deep dive sessions, affinity groups, interactive workshops, and conversations with students, attendees will sharpen their approach to:

  • Address issues of racism through courageous conversations and other key practices with time to explore and learn from each other.
  • Teach the standards-aligned EL Education ELA curriculum—including the new FLEX options—in a shifting environment.
  • Support students coping with trauma and racism through emotional healing and restoration in advisory Crews, school culture, and beyond.
  • Explore how engaging, empowering, and challenging “Deeper Instruction” meets students’ academic and social-emotional needs in the current environment.

EL Education’s curriculum distribution partners LearnZillion and Open Up Resources are proud sponsors of the What Matters Most Virtual Summit. For more information about the Virtual Summit and to register visit the EL Education website.

Media Contact

Alexandra Fenwick-Moore, Associate Director of Communications, afenwick@eleducation.org, 646-517-6911.