Families and Educators

Kickoff event for Shine Your Light Summer 2020: An exclusive live stream and Q&A with child development experts Dr. Maryanne Wolf and Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett.

We can’t go back.

We can’t return to where we were when we left in March. We have to commit to make each school a place where teachers and children listen to each other, and every child’s voice is heard, and every teacher knows they are MAKING A DIFFERENCE. Where equity is the imperative, every child is empowered, and together, they grow up to CHANGE THE WORLD.

Cox Campus Town Hall

Thursday, June 11

We were joined by child development experts Renée Boynton-Jarrett, M.D., Sc.D and Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D. for a discussion around the role of relationships in forming safety, trust, and brains built for learning, thinking, questioning and leading– with Q&A session for the last 15 minutes of each hour.

Families and educators, please ENJOY AND SHARE these recordings of the live event featuring our incredible guests!

Birth-5: Relationships and Reading Readiness

K-3rd: Connecting with Each Child

Maryanne Wolf, PhD

Maryanne Wolf, PhD a neuroscientist and literacy advocate, is the Director of the Center For Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and author of the book Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD and ScD

Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD is a pediatrician, social epidemiologist and the founding director of the Vital Village Community Engagement Network. Her work focuses on early childhood trauma and the vital role of relationships in all healing and learning.

The Town Hall discussion was moderated by:

Ryan Lee-James, PhD

Ryan Lee-James, PhD, is the Director of the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy at the Atlanta Speech School. Her work throughout her academic and professional career has focused on literacy in the context of cultural, linguistic​, and socioeconomic differences.

Shine Your Light

For more information about all the Shine Your Light Summer 2020 experiences for educators and families, visit coxcampus.org/shine-your-light-summer-2020.