Shmoop hosted a special webinar moderated by Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education. The panel, consisting primarily of students, discussed their perspectives on school safety, the impacts of COVID-19 on social and emotional health, and other critical topics.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Shmoop hosted a special webinar moderated by Arne Duncan, former Secretary of Education under the Obama administration, and previous CEO of Chicago Public Schools. The panel, consisting primarily of students, discussed their perspectives on school safety, the impacts of COVID-19 on social and emotional health, and other critical topics. It was an excellent opportunity for teachers, administration, guardians, and policymakers to hear directly from students about the challenges & concerns they face today.
Shmoop is a company focused on improving student outcomes and supporting teachers and administrators in making that happen. Shmoop's technology focuses on helping kids be their best academically by ensuring their voices are considered in pedagogy and academic decision-making. . "Students have always been and will always be at the core of Shmoop's products. We're excited to begin a journey into social impact by using our platform and resources to give students more voice. We stand firmly with them, and want to help education be a positive experience." says Mike Soldan, COO at Shmoop.
The webinar allowed us to hear from young people across the country about how loneliness, isolation, gun violence, and social media impact their learning experiences and their personal well-being. "It can often be hard to provide an environment where youth can express their feelings in a forum that is heard by educators and decision-makers, and this webinar was a catalyst to make that happen. We learned how returning to school was just as challenging as moving to remote schooling at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how remote learning was the only known format for many new high schoolers. The students articulated their needs and shared their hopes for local, state and national change. We will continue to use our platform to give voice to all students. Students have agency and should be co-creators of their learning experience. They have too often been left voiceless in education." says Andy Rahden, CEO at Shmoop.
"Students today are facing compound learning challenges that many adults have never experienced. It is critical that educators, administrators and legislators include students in conversations so, together, they can build the most relevant, inclusive and enriching learning environment possible." said Arne Duncan about the webinar.
Shmoop's research-based classroom technology, Heartbeat™, focuses on a student's emotional health and cognitive position to improve their ability to achieve academically while ensuring their voices are heard by teachers and administrators. Shmoop also provides schools with online courses, test preparation, and whole-child solutions focused on personalized learning and college and career readiness. Shmoop courses and materials are designed for both in-person and remote education utilization.
Shmoop supports over 3,000 schools and districts across the United States and is focused on leveling the playing field for all students. Shmoop provides schools with online courses, test readiness, and whole-child solutions focused on personalized learning and college and career readiness, all designed for students and used by teachers for both in-person and remote learning. Shmoop's research-based classroom technology, Heartbeat™, focuses on a student's emotional health, cognitive position, and background to improve their ability to achieve academically. (http://www.shmoop.com)
Shmoop works with schools across the nation and is viewed by more than six million students per month. Heartbeat™ has captured more than half a million student responses in its first year of release. To learn about Shmoop's comprehensive offerings for your school or district, visit:
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