Equitable Learning for our Children and Youth
Saturday, January 23, 2021 9:00am - 4:00pm EST
9 a.m. Keynote: Dr. Dena Simmons
Dena Simmons, Ed.D., is 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.
The annual Middle Grades Conference is sponsored by the Middle Grades Collaborative, which is a collaboration of faculty from four higher education institutions: Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, Saint Michael's College and the University of Vermont. The Collaborative has been providing professional development and graduate courses for teachers of young adolescents since 1993.