OCT 14, 2021 @ 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT

Strategies for Accelerating Learning: What Educators Need & How Leaders Can Support Them

Key takeaways will be:

  • 1

    How to plan for accelerating learning alongside whole child instructional design

  • 2

    How accessibility of instructional content plays a key role in accelerating learning

  • 3

    How to design a feedback loop with PLCs and caregivers to encourage learning acceleration


Register to attend

Speaker Details

Speaker Headshot

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Founder and President, Curriculum Designers Group

Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping and curriculum design have been featured in her eleven books and are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. She is the author of thirteen books and has worked with a range of organizations both international and national, state and provincial education departments, and professional organizations. She is currently working with Newsela on its curriculum collection.

Speaker 2 Headshot

Dan Cogan-Drew

Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer, Newsela

Dan brings twenty-plus years of professional experience spent working towards a more perfect union of teaching, learning and technology. Prior to Newsela, Dan was the founding Director of Digital Learning at Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he spearheaded the integration of digital learning technologies across the network. He began his education career in Teach for America and went on to teach in public and private schools, as well as in the US Navy. He holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Brown University, and Tufts University.

Speaker 3 Headshot

Pat Wright

Consultant and Former Executive Director at NJPSA

A lifelong educator, Patricia Wright has held the positions of teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. Mrs. Wright served as a member of the New Jersey Professional Development Advisory Committee. She is the developer of the Connected Action Roadmap (CAR), a comprehensive and coherent model of school improvement, which has been endorsed by the Partnership on Collaborative Professional Learning. For all of her outstanding achievements, Mrs. Wright was awarded the prestigious Dr. Ernest L. Boyer Outstanding Educator Award by the New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (NJASCD) in 2018.

Other Newsela Content



The 5 Demands to Make of Your ELA Content

Lorem Ipsum Dolores sit


Case Study

Cabell County Schools use Newsela for state ELA standards

Lorem Ipsum Dolores sit amet lorem ipsum dolores sit amet ne krups



Every Hand Raised: Insights from 1 billion views

In our blog, we explore insights from one billion content views.