Equity Through Whole-Child Design and Development


We can design learning settings so that all young people thrive, especially those marginalized by systemic injustice. The science of learning and development points to how, by integrating practices that are attuned, responsive, and aligned with how children develop. We’ll explore an assets-based approach to measuring student well-being and hear about the implementation and continuous improvement of whole-child development and design at schools in our participatory action research network.

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  1. Understand the science behind whole-child design and how this approach to learning promotes equity and thriving
  2. Learn how to shift to a grounding in developmental relationships that are attuned and responsive as opposed to just friendly and caring
  3. Change the way you think about student thriving and what needs to be measured to create equitable and developmentally-supportive environments



Jeremy Koren, Marketing and Communications Director, Turnaround for Children

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  • Tags: student voice, learning science
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: SEL & Wellness
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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