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Giving Hope: Overcoming Odds with Blended Learning

We have a moral imperative to raise the bar for all kids to help them become college and career ready, but it’s important we do so by making instruction reachable through solid and robust personalized resources that focus on the area(s) each student needs to improve on. An expert panel will share their perspectives on effective tools, and strategies aimed at personalizing learning regardless of grade level, while increasing equity for English Language Learners and other disadvantaged students.

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  1. How to create blended environments for disadvantaged students that personalize learning to meet them where they are, regardless of age or grade level.
  2. Gain knowledge of tools and resources for the classroom that help support strategies for intervention.
  3. Learn how schools have overcome barriers to improve student outcomes and opportunities for disenfranchised students.


  • Robert Rayburn, Principal, Cesar Chavez Elementary School
  • Gayle White Wallace, Standards Administrator for Pre-K, ELA, Literacy, Mount Vernon City School District
  • Kimberly Moritz, Superintendent, Randolph Central School District
  • Crystal Hill, Executive Director of Elementary Ed, Mooresville Graded School District


Jessica Slusser, Project Coord, Getting Smart

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