Jal Mehta

Jal Mehta

Amplify, Sunset, & Create: How the Pandemic Can Help Us Reimagine Schooling

How does the COVID-19 pandemic create an opportunity to reimagine the more-than-100-year-old notion of schooling? Jal Mehta will explore how innovative schools have reconceived time, assessment, curriculum, relationships, and more to foster deep and equitable learning for all of their students. Mehta will help learners gain a substantive understanding of the powerful changes in these leading schools and lead them through a process that they can use to assess what shifts to consider at their own schools.

Jal Mehta is professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. A sociologist by training, his work focuses on how to remake the industrial-era school system into a modern learning organization that creates purpose and passion for both students and adults.  He is most recently the author, with Sarah Fine, of In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School. Jal is the co-director of the Deeper Learning Dozen, a community of practice of 12 districts across the United States and Canada that are seeking to remake themselves for the future. Jal works with teachers, schools, districts, and states in the United States and around the world, seeking to cull wisdom from leading practitioners and share it with the field. Jal is also the proud recipient of the Morningstar Teaching Award at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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