Social-Emotional Health

Join a group of educators who seek to promote and inspire innovation.

Our first topic will be Social-Emotional Health

Do you wonder how teachers and students are going to continue the process of interaction with others? How to convince schools about the importance of working on social-emotional health? How to help students connect with their teachers virtually, at a distance or in a hybrid model?

We will address the key challenges this new reality has brought, using a design thinking methodology that will help us create strategies for lasting change.

It will be a free event, as we want it to be as open and inclusive as possible, allowing the participation of anyone in the world who is interested in education and innovation. No matter what our role is in education, we can all contribute to this issue.

Each participant will receive a certificate of participation after completing the topic’s cycle (3 weeks).

What should you expect from your participation in this cycle?

For detailed information on the structure of each week, go to our Methodolody page.

Meet the experts who will inspire our thinking this cycle.

Keynote Speaker
Learning in pandemic times

Date: Wednesday, 21st of October 2020
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (GMT-5)

Doctor Jorge Eslava

Jorge Eslava

Jorge Eslava is a specialist in Clinical Neurology from Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia) and a specialist in Children’s Neurology in the DIF system of Mexico. He is the founder and current director of the Colombian Institute of Neurosciences in Bogotá. He also served as president of the Latin American Society of Neuropsychology (SLAN) and as a university professor for more than 30 years in the areas of neurology, neuropediatrics, neuropsychology and rehabilitation.

Dr. Eslava has a broad clinical and academic career, with a special dedication to issues of neurodevelopment, behavior, and learning in childhood. He has contributed to the understanding and professional education about learning disorders through various publications, such as his book “Learning disorders: neuropsychological perspectives”; and he has supported the parenting processes through his books, addressed to parents and caregivers: “Between love and limits” and “Grandparents are back in parenting”. Additionally, he provides continuous advice to educators and public and private entities in the establishment of Individual Reasonable Adjustment Plans to guarantee inclusive education to children with learning or behavior difficulties, becoming a benchmark in education issues of inclusion in Colombia.

Expert Panel

Date: Saturday, 24th of October 2020
Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am (GMT-5)

José Fernando Mejía

Executive Director Aulas en Paz Program (Classrooms in Peace)

His work focuses on social-emotional development and the promotion of civic competencies for the prevention of violence and education for peace, particularly conflict resolution and bullying prevention. He has participated in the design of public policies in these areas, in training and coaching of teachers, evaluation of policies and programs, and in the development of educational materials. In recent years he has had managerial roles in social organizations aligned with these issues. 

Juana Morales

Child Psychologist. Parenting and development specialist. Preschool Director.

A psychologist from the Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá, Colombia), she has worked with children for 25 years. From 1992 to date, she created and directed the Vueltacanela Child Development Workshop, a project for early childhood care for children and their families. As a preschool director, she has also done consulting work in parenting for families of diverse social origins, though the “Crianza con el cerebro en mente” program.

Since 2002, she has consulted in clinical psychology with children and adolescents with emotional regulation needs, ADHD, impulsivity, anxiety, among others. She is also a certified “Conscious Discipline” trainer and is continually offering training sessions to childcare institutions and schools.

Nicholas Garrick

Founder & Managing Director, Lighting up Learning

Nicholas is passionate that learning should be a process to be explored and engaged with. A primary school teacher and leader of 20 years, his specialism in curriculum design has led him to support a range of schools including special education needs settings. He has worked in over 20 countries as International Leadership & Learning Consultant including Afghanistan, Zambia, Colombia and Sri Lanka. As an Executive Coach, he empowers others to seek solutions, and considers creativity, curiosity and enquiry as essential to both leading and learning. Currently, as a Doctoral Researcher of Education, he is exploring the learning of career changers entering education.

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