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Learning Series

During the 2020-21 school year, Aim High is hosting its first virtual learning series. We invite you to join us in asking big questions that challenge the status quo – What might be possible for our students on the other side of the pandemic? In lieu of going “back to normal,” what must we shift and recreate in the educational landscape?

Events are open to all and no cost to attend. Additional dates to be announced soon.

Join us as a Learning Series sponsor. Sponsorship includes marketing and branding exposure through all digital and social media outlets as well as live recognition during the series.


Rising to the Moment: Meeting our Students’ Changing Needs in the Classroom
May 19, 2021 from 4-5pm PST

A compelling conversation on how Aim High educators are meeting the important academic, social and emotional needs of our students in the virtual, hybrid and in-person classroom. Our educators will share their own personal journeys navigating this time, and highlight key learnings and best practices they hope will shift the course and establish a stronger and more student-centered learning environment. Join moderator, Michelle Capobres, VP of Strategy and Learning at Aim High, and panelists, Ta-biti Gibson, Restorative Justice Facilitator at Edna Brewer Middle School in Oakland, Wang Han, 5th grade teacher at Alamo Elementary School in SF, and Chrissy Emmons, Middle School Teacher at Canyon Middle School in Castro Valley.


Past Event Recordings

Race, Identity and Self with Julie Lythcott-Haims, best-selling author of the memoir Real American, and acclaimed activist, attorney and former dean at Stanford University. Julie in conversation with Jacqueline Kurzer Co-President of the Aim High Young Leaders Board, Director of Enrollment Management at Marin Horizon School, and former Aim High educator.


Identity Through Stories: The Power of Seeing Yourself in Books with Sandra Cisneros, poet, short story writer, essayist, performer, artist and novelist of the award-winning House on Mango Street in conversation with Sandra Payne, Aim High educator.

The Power of Belonging with Mohammed Soriano-Bilal, Stanford University’s Associate Dean and Director of the Office of Inclusion, Belonging, and Intergroup Dialogue (and an Aim High parent!) in conversation with Shafia Zaloom, acclaimed author and educator (and former Aim High educator and trustee!).


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