2020 Education Summit – Session 1: Early Literacy

Event details

  • October 14, 2020
  • 11:30 am
  • Zoom Webinar (registration required)
  • 304-342-7850

On Wednesday, October 14th, from 11:30am to 1:30pm, the 2020 Education Summit will kick off by exploring the importance and impact of early learning and literacy. Join us for a fireside chat featuring former Florida Governor Jeb Bush as we discuss the topic at the forefront of everyone’s mind: education. Governor Bush is the founder and chairman of ExcelinEd. He has been a long-standing advocate for Early Literacy and helped champion a comprehensive early literacy approach that led to systemic gains in student reading outcomes. His nonprofit organization, ExcelinEd, consistantly aims to achieve high quality, student-centered education through customized support in innovative policy and quantitative research. For more information on ExcelinEd, please visit https://www.excelined.org/.

To provide both practitioners and policymakers valuable lessons learned, our “Policy and Practice” special guest speaker is Kymyona Burk, Ed.D. of ExcelinEd. Dr. Burk is the Policy Director for Early Literacy and will address the fundamental principles of a comprehensive early literacy program. Burk will share strategies relevant to COVID-19 learning loss and explore the importance of being responsive to the current times. Dr. Burk will be joined by Monica DellaMea, Director, WVDA Early and Elementary Learning who will provide a valuable West Virginia perspective on these important issues.

In response to COVID-19, The Education Alliance is hosting the 2020  Education Summit completely online. For updates or more information, subscribe to our email list or sponsor this event contact Sally Barton at sally@educationalliance.org.