Wednesday, May 27th at 2pm ET/11am PT

As educators, students, and families face an unprecedented transition to distance learning, many worry about its potential to deepen existing educational inequities. Despite these challenges, educators are finding innovative ways to reach their students and support families. 

Join us for an expert Q&A with educational leaders on creating an equitable response to distance learning. Panelists will cover:

Part I: Leveraging Surveys to Support All Students at Norwalk Public Schools (CT) 

  • Collecting dynamic data on stakeholder voice to care for the social and emotional learning of all students, their parents/caregivers, and teachers 
  • Disaggregating survey results by student demographics in order examine student and family perception data with an equity lens 
  • Ensuring students have access to devices and internet, basic needs, and a safe learning environment through Distance Learning Surveys

Part II: Developing Virtual Learning Plans with an Eye on Equity with Tracey Benson 

  • Defining equity in education and understanding how it fits into our current context 
  • Leveraging data and student support infrastructure for delivering equitable virtual education
  • Understanding the importance of student engagement in the “new normal”


Expert Panelists:


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Sandra Faioes, Director of School Improvement, Norwalk Public Schools



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Diane Filardo, Director of Research Accountability, Norwalk Public Schools



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Tracey Benson, Racial Equity Consultant, Professor at UNC Charlotte, and author of Unconscious Bias in Schools



Becky Barstein


Becky Barstein, Professional Learning, Panorama Education