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The Vail Valley Young Professionals Association hosts and sponsors an array of events including – networking events, happy hours, meet and greet sessions with major Vail Valley and Colorado decision-makers and community focused events. The VVYPA is an ideal place for young professionals to develop themselves professionally, socially, and civically.

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Educate! 2017: Equity and Deeper Learning

November 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

While the movement for standards and accountability has largely succeeded in bringing greater attention to the issues surrounding student achievement (i.e. the fact that poor students, students of color, English language learners and students with special needs are consistently performing at lower levels), surprisingly little attention has been given to the strategies and conditions that are necessary to make achievement more likely.

Missing from much of the policy debate related to achievement is how to support and cultivate effective teaching in schools and how to motivate and engage students. This presentation will describe strategies that have proven effective elsewhere at supporting teaching and learning for all types of students. It will also explore how schools can develop strategies to support teachers in their efforts to raise achievement.

Dr. Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. He is the author of 12 books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and other national news outlets.

Noguera will be joined by a panel of local, regional and state-wide education experts following his keynote address. Together they will discuss how the issues and strategies Noguera brings to light in his address apply to our community.

This program is presented in partnership with Eagle County Schools.

This program is sponsored in part by Vail Valley Medical Center.

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November 2, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Battle Mountain High School
151 Miller Ranch Road
Edwards, CO 81632 United States
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