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SUSD Chief Academic Officer to present at SXSW EDU
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By Victor Mercado
Director of Public Information
FEBRUARY 23, 2019 / MODIFIED MAR 8, 2019 09:08 AM

Pam Betten, Chief Academic Officer for the Sunnyside Unified School District will present at SXSW EDU alongside Brian Kingsley, Assoc. Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer of Charlotte Macklenburg Schools on how American public schools can embed social emotional learning into math and ELA curriculum. They will be joined by representatives from Open Up Resources and EL Education. SXSW EDU fosters innovation in learning by hosting a community of optimistic, forward-thinking, purpose-driven stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning. 

Pam Betten serves as the Chief Academic Officer, leading the Curriculum & Instruction Department for Sunnyside. She provides direct oversight for core content area directors, special populations and exceptional education departments and professional development. Additionally, providing guidance in curricular decisions, instructional design and delivery, strategic planning around a graduate profile. Formative assessment that is focused on learning and the development of identity, culture, and student agency are the cornerstones of the work.

Pam has served the Sunnyside community for 14 years as a principal prior to joining the Superintendent's Cabinet. She has also been engaged at a local, state and national level around standards, dual language, school improvement and teaching and learning. The goal of equity in education has framed and fueled her passion and commitment to the work.


Presentation: Social Emotional Learning Should be like Flouride
March 5, 2019
Austin Convention Center
3:30-4:30 p.m.