We Belong in School: Interventions to Promote Social Belonging for Educational Equity and Student Success REL

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. PT

Can a sense of belonging influence a young person’s engagement, motivation, and persistence in school? Research is increasingly recognizing that feeling valued and accepted by others is an important psychological factor for academic success, particularly for underrepresented groups of students.

On March 15, 2016, REL Northwest will conduct a webinar that will provide educators, counselors, and mentors with actionable strategies to cultivate a sense of belonging in students.


During the webinar, Dr. Karyn Lewis of Education Northwest and the Strategic Data Project at Harvard’s Center for Education Policy Research will highlight the research linking social belonging to a range of academic outcomes. Dr. David Paunesku, Executive Director of the Stanford University Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS), will lead a discussion on how empirically supported interventions can be practically applied in the classroom and in one-on-one interactions with students. He will also share how learning mindsets and belonging can work together as interventions to improve academic achievement.


For questions about content, contact webinar moderator Dr. Shannon Davidson.