The Middle Grades Collaborative Annual Conference, Online, January 23

2021 Middle Grades Conference

Over 200 educators convened at the week-long Middle Grades Institute last summer to plan for an uncertain school year.

Today they return to share their experiences and learning since then, in the areas of equity literacy, anti-racist education, remote and distance learning, personalized learning, education for sustainability, project-based learning, trauma-informed practice, and more.

The conference will be headlined by keynote speaker Dr. Dena Simmons, Ed.D., the founder of LiberatED, an antiracist approach to social and emotional learning and healing. She is the former Assistant Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, where she supported schools to use the power of emotions to create a more compassionate and just society. Prior to that, Dr. Simmons served as an educator, teacher educator, diversity facilitator, and curriculum developer.