2021 Vision Coalition Virtual Conference Series

  • February 26, 2021
  • March 30, 2021
  • 3 sessions
  • February 26, 2021, 12:00 PM (EST)
  • March 09, 2021, 12:00 PM (EST)
  • March 30, 2021, 12:00 PM (EDT)
  • Virtual

2021 Vision Coalition Virtual Conference Series 

The Vision Coalition of Delaware will present its first-ever virtual conference, New Perspectives in a New Year, as a series of three webinars led and moderated by Vision Coalition Leadership Team chair and Delmarva Power/Atlantic City Electric regional president, Gary Stockbridge.

After 12 consecutive years of an annual conference hosted at the University of Delaware, this will mark the Vision Coalition’s first virtual event. The conference serves as an annual check-in among advocates and educators on the priorities ahead, while also celebrating progress and success stories from the field.

A diverse group of local voices will facilitate three panels on early learning, K-12 education, and postsecondary success including workforce development. Use the hashtag #VCCDelaware to join in the conversation!

Early Learning: Growing Alignment, Building Momentum
Friday, February 26 from noon to 1 p.m.

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The webinar will focus on early childhood issues—including current policy and state investment opportunities. This year’s speakers are:

  • Katrina Daniels, Principal, Colonial Early Education Program and Member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team
  • Former State Representative Quinn Johnson
  • Yvette Sanchez-Fuentes, Associate Secretary for Early Childhood Support, Department of Education

This is a three-part webinar. Information and registration for the remaining two sessions are below:

K-12: Helping Students, Families and
Educators Navigate a Remote World

Tuesday, March 9 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
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The webinar will celebrate the hard work of educators and the progress underway. The last half of the meeting will be split into breakout rooms to give time and space for educators to share resources and address mental health and special populations. This year’s speakers are:

  • Teri Lawler, former school psychologist, Delaware Department of Education Associate for trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning
  • Desere Ndikum, senior, Newark Charter School, MLK VOICE 4 YOUTH Finalist 2021
  • Elise Sampson, junior, Smyrna High School, State Board of Education member
  • Kimberly Stock, 2021 Delaware Teacher of the Year, English Language Learner and English Teacher, McKean High School, Red Clay School District

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Postsecondary Success: How Delaware
is Growing its Workforce During a Pandemic

Tuesday, March 30 from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
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The webinar will highlight progress underway in K-12, postsecondary education and workforce development and will feature three high-growth sectors in Delaware including IT, health care and education. This year’s speakers are:

  • Patrick Callihan, Executive Director, Tech Impact
  • Bettina Tweardy Riveros, Chief Health Equity Officer; Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Community Engagement, ChristianaCare, and Member of the Vision Coalition Leadership Team
  • Shelley Rouser, Chair, Education Department and Associate Professor, Delaware State University

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The Vision Coalition of Delaware is one of the nation’s longest running public-private partnerships devoted to education. They are the group responsible for Vision 2015, a ten-year plan released in 2005, and Student Success 2025, which launched in 2015. Based on feedback from 4,000 Delawareans, Student Success 2025 acknowledges that, to truly succeed in the future, students will need more than just core academic knowledge. To tackle tomorrow’s problems and excel in the jobs of the future, students will need “soft” skills and attributes like creativity, flexibility, and curiosity.

For more information about the Vision Coalition, please visit: www.visioncoalitionde.org.

In partnership with Delaware Business Roundtable Education Committee (DBREC).


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