Poverty and Pandemic: Dealing With a Double Threat to Learning and Creativity

Monday February 8, 2021
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Lecture 1

ESEA/Title I has always been about under-served populations and the threats of poverty on learning and creativity. In 2021, because of the global impact of COVID-19, millions of kids' brains are under threat and we have a two-front attack on learning, with both poverty and pandemic-induced stress converging to effectively shut down the pre-frontal cortex. In spite of valiant attempts with ZOOM and giant packets of work, it now appears that students may be far behind the learning curve and remain so unless we "Flip the ACES". Dr. Bone, an expert on Trauma Informed Practice will unpack a model that takes the acronym of ACE ( Adverse Childhood Experiences) and turns each letter upside down to create a positive strategy for classroom practice. Participants will leave with a prescription for teaching in a post-pandemic system that addresses the threats of both poverty and PTSD, so that we can indeed "Educate for Tomorrow" in today's stressful climate.

classroom leaders
school climate culture