Saturday, March 26 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Power of Current Events

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Students live in a dynamic world where change is in perpetual motion captured by the daily news cycle. How can complex issues and events in society, our nation, and the world transform into differentiated learning experiences? How do we prepare students with the knowledge and perspectives to create positive change in their community?  Let’s work together to ideate how to use critical & creative thinking, Depth & Complexity, and scholarly behaviors through the integration of current events.


Dr. Michelle McGuire

5th Grade Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District
Dr. Michelle McGuire is a 5th-grade teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She graduated from USC with a BA in Communication, a Master’s degree in education, as well as an EdD in Teacher Education. Michelle has recently become involved in AcTV News, an educational resource... Read More →

Laura Segre

Co-Founder, CEO, NexGen News
Laura Segre is the co-founder and CEO of NexGen News. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Psychology and a MA in Teaching from USC. She taught 3rd and 5th grade in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 5 years. While teaching, she noticed a large gap in current... Read More →

Saturday March 26, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
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