Dr. Mark Van Ryzin, University of Oregon
As the son of an educator, I have long desired to have a positive impact on the field of education. My time in the classroom and my work as an educational researcher have convinced me that small-group instruction can enhance students' social-emotional skills, academic performance, behavior, and mental health. However, small-group instruction requires the incorporation of key design principles in order to be consistently successful. My career is dedicated to sharing these principles with educators and school leaders in hopes of bringing about far-reaching change in educational practice and widespread improvement in students' (and teachers') social-emotional health.
Sessions:Encouraging Creativity Through Collaboration