The state of education as we know it has fundamentally changed.
Following the Coronavirus pandemic, online education has become normalized – but what does that mean for today’s students?
Join this interactive, expert-led conversation to discuss strategies for bettering education systems in 2020, as well as how to develop students who are taking action in social impact issue areas.
This conversation is for educators, parents, nonprofit and public sector professionals, and all people interested in learning about the betterment of education.
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Meet Our Speakers
Co-Founder and Head of Education, Bites Media
Emily David is the Co-Founder and Head of Education at Bites Media, a digital news platform dedicated to fighting civic illiteracy by making the news more accessible for all Gen Z learners.
Before devoting her energy to civic engagement and news literacy, Emily worked in public schools from Maryland to Colorado to California. She is passionate about working with students from diverse backgrounds and believes in the power of equity. She worked as a first-grade general education teacher at a Title I school and later transitioned to a K-5 mild to moderate special education teacher and case manager.
Emily also has experience as an instructional coach for middle and high school teachers, where she supported educators in taking full advantage of curricular tools to help students close achievement gaps in literacy. She has a Masters of Special Education from the University of Maryland.
#1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Innovator & Educator, and the Founder of Green Bronx Machine
Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx educator who believes that students should not have to leave their community to live, learn, and earn in a better one. An internationally acclaimed award-winning educator, Stephen is the author of the best-selling book, The Power Of A Plant, and founder of Green Bronx Machine.
Known as “America’s Favorite Teacher”, Stephen is responsible for creating the first edible classroom in the world, which he has evolved into the National Health, Wellness and Learning Center. Stephen was a Top Ten Finalist for the Global Teacher Prize, named Global Humanitarian, Food Tank Hero, TEDx Prize Winner and a Global Food Educator, and has presented at the Obama White House three times. A replica of his classroom was installed in the US Botanic Gardens in Washington, DC. His curriculum is being used in hundreds of schools across the United States, and internationally from Colombia to Dubai, from Canada to Cairo, to Doha, and beyond.
Founder & Director, International Community High School
Alhassan is the Founder and Director of the Inspiring Teens’ Future program at the International Community High School. This program has helped raise his school’s graduation rate from 31% to 84.9% in 5 years. Through this program, Alhassan has worked with and transformed the lives of over 1000 youths. He is certified in therapeutic crisis intervention in schools and he trains and speaks on a variety of topics including: Developing the Right Mindset and Attitude for Success, Turning Adversity
into Opportunity, and Relationship-Based Approaches to Teaching. He has spoken at numerous venues and events including The United Nations, Google for Education,
Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, and the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
Alhassan is 2020 Horace Mann Educator of the Year and the 2019 New York State Teacher of the Year. He was also named in 2017 as one of “The Top 50 Outstanding Educators in the World” by the Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Prize.
Marcos Salazar - Moderator
CEO & Co-Founder, Be Social Change
Marcos Salazar (@marcossalazar) is a serial social entrepreneur, career coach, speaker, and community-builder. Marcos has worked in research and leadership development at the American Psychological Association, Girl Scouts, and the White House Project (promoting women to run for office). He is also the founder of two t-shirt companies, a number of social impact blogs, and the author of two books.
Through Be Social Change, Marcos taps into his entrepreneur’s creativity and social good inspiration to help people find and do meaningful work and lead more sustainable lifestyles. Marcos earned a degree from Amherst College and a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. You can learn more about him at www.marcossalazar.com.
June 3, 2020
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