In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives.
In our latest episode, I welcome MIND’s EVP and Executive Director of Social Impact Karin Wu back to the show to reflect on the past thirteen months through a social impact lens. We discuss how our partners worked with us and inspired us to meet the moment of school closures and leverage our collective assets to support students, schools and families. We also talk about how the trauma of the pandemic, school closures, and racial and social injustice have increased awareness of long-standing issues in our education system and created a window of opportunity for true foundational change to occur.
You can listen to the episode in the player below:
Topics Covered in the Podcast:
2:15 - From the Week that Changed Everything to Now 4:30 - Time and Assets 7:15 - Meeting the Moment of COVID-19 School Closures 10:00 - Going Beyond Access to Support Equitable Learning 13:30 - The Value of Learning Time 18:00 - Math as an Impact Multiplier 23:00 - Taking Inspiration from Our Partners 27:00 - Equity and a Window for Foundational Change 30:00 - SEL and Building Problem Solver Identities 35:30 - Closing Thoughts
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Brian LeTendre was the Director of Impact Advancement at MIND Research Institute. In addition to building thought leadership and brand awareness for MIND, Brian worked cross-functionally internally and externally to amplify MIND's social impact and accelerate our mission. He is an author, podcaster and avid gamer.