Afternoon Deep Dive on a Timely Topic: Keeping the Lights on to Keep Kids Learning

EWA National Seminar Special Deep Dive

May 18 – 20, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Some of our National Seminar Site Visits and Deep Dives have very limited seating and require advance registration. Please take a few minutes to review the session descriptions to plan your schedule. 

The complete National Seminar agenda is available here


2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. DEEP DIVE

A. Deep Dive: Keeping the Lights on to Keep Kids Learning with a site visit to the Nashville Public Library Research has long suggested that added time for learning and playing outside of school can have positive effects on student achievement. More recently, a push has gotten underway to make better use of instructional time during the school day. While advocates of expanded in-school and out-of-school learning both harbor good intentions, they don’t always agree on which approach helps students the most. Part one will feature two experts on in-school and out-of-school learning, plus a director of a citywide after-school program with major buy-in from the city and schools. Part two will put a spotlight on a program taking shape in 24 cities that turns public libraries into interactive learning zones during and after school. PART 1:  Michelle Renée, Annenberg Institute for School Reform; Heather Weiss, Harvard Graduate School of Education;  Jim Williamson, Nashville After Zone Alliance Moderator: Carole Feldman, The Associated Press. PART 2: Elyse Adler, Nashville Public Library