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Advancing Positive Learning Mindsets Through Deeper Learning

Event, Webinar

Event Details

September 14, 2017

The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Center for American Progress Invite You to Participate in a Webinar

Advancing Positive Learning Mindsets Through Deeper Learning

Baffour, Former Research Associate, Center for American Progress
Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Rebecca Snyder, Chair of English Department, Greater Latrobe Senior High School (PA); Pennsylvania State Teacher of the Year 2009
Winsome Waite, PhD, Vice President of Policy to Practice, Alliance for Excellent Education

Learning mindsets are attitudes and beliefs about one’s self in relation to learning and the environment in which one learns; they are referred to as “academic mindsets” and “student mindsets.” While research shows that a mindset is malleable, a learning mindset significantly depends on conditions within a student’s learning environment and messages students receive about their learning ability. When educators nurture positive learning mindsets among their students, students are far better able to view new challenges as a natural part of the learning process. These positive mindsets, in turn, encourage students to develop better habits and skills that ultimately boost their classroom performance.

This webinar will focus on how educators can nurture positive learning mindsets among their students so they develop better habits and skills that lead to deeper learning outcomes. This event is based on a paper cowritten by two of the panelists—Learning Mindsets and Skills in the Every Student Succeeds Act. The webinar will explore opportunities in the Every Student Succeeds Act to use funds to advance positive learning mindsets and deeper learning skills.

While there are many approaches to creating learning mindsets and skills, this webinar will focus on (1) research/practice partnerships to create and expand promising programs, (2) use of interventions to support learning mindsets as tools for school improvement, and (3) the role of teacher preparation in developing learning mindsets. Panelists also will address questions submitted by online viewers.

Register for the webinar below.

Please direct questions concerning the webinar to If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at 1–2 business days after the event airs.

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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The Center for American Progress (CAP) is an independent nonpartisan policy institute dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. CAP’s aim is not just to change the conversation but to change the country.

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