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Friday, July 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Families, Communities and Academic Achievement: Strategies and Systems for Building Human Capital LIMITED

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The ecological context in which children develop—family, school, community, workplace, and larger society—profoundly influences their outcomes. A systemic approach is critical, as we have reached the limit of solutions that rely on individual and silo-ed schools and organizations. This session for pre-K–12 educators introduces holistic approaches to fostering academic achievement among all stakeholders. Participants will apply Urie Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecological model to their own communities and learn how to “map” cross-sector assets, relationships, and networks. Participants will also will develop fluency in the dynamics of systems building and systems change. The session provides foundational knowledge linked to highly interactive discussions and activities.


Didi Goldenhar

Didi Goldenhar  (egoldenhar@gmail.com) is a consultant specializing in systems change and leadership development. She has partnered on educational initiatives with the New York City Leadership Academy, Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Year Up, and the Public Education Network. Her presentations and facilitated sessions have been hosted by the Open Society Institute, Lucent Technology/Child Care Action Campaign, and the United Way of Tucson... Read More →
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Susan Ochshorn

Founder, ECE PolicyWorks
Susan Ochshorn is the founder of the consulting firm ECE PolicyWorks and the author of Squandering America’s Future: Why ECE Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children.  She has served in a number of advisory positions, including on the council of the Early Learning Initiative at the Education Commission of the States.  A former journalist, Ochshorn has written for CNN Opinion, the Los Angeles... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm

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