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Join the Discussion on The Current State of Education: Challenges, Opportunities and the $125 Billion Dollar Question

Exactly two months to the day after President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 with $125 billion carved out for education, Mursion will host Jacqueline Rodriguez, vice president for research, policy, & advocacy at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), for a candid discussion on the challenges and opportunities ahead. From her unique perspective, Rodriguez will share AACTE’s continuing important work for addressing learning loss, critical societal matters that affect education, and the shortage of teachers that has not abated.

We will discuss the following:

  • Beyond waivers, what will be the ongoing role and status of simulation training for teachers?
  • What are the current funding streams available to graduate schools of education and teacher certification programs that allow for use of innovative solutions?
  • What’s ahead in the challenge against the triple-headed crisis of COVID-19, systemic racism, and worsening teacher shortage?

Join Susan Wiley as she hosts Jacqueline Rodriguez for this very important conversation. Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). Register now. If you are not able to join live, register anyway to receive the link to the recording.

Featured Speaker

Jacqueline RodriguezJacqueline Rodriguez is the vice president for research, policy, & advocacy at AACTE where she leads the strategy and content development for the association’s scholarship, programs and professional learning, state and federal policy, and advocacy initiatives. Rodriguez is an experienced teacher, teacher leader, and professor. Prior to her appointment with AACTE, she served William & Mary as a special education faculty member in the School of Education. She continues to mentor graduate students and serve on dissertation committees. Rodriguez is a Holmes Scholars alumna, co-establishing the William & Mary Holmes Scholars Program and coordinating the program through her tenure at the university. She also co-directed the university’s Social Justice Graduate Research Fellowship, supporting graduate students in their pursuit to study social justice on campus and throughout the community.

Hosted by

Susan Wiley, strategic business development director of Education Programs where she is responsible for leading the business strategy in the Education vertical at Mursion that include: teacher education, K-12, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Wiley provides guidance and consultation to leaders and educators about how to best leverage virtual reality simulation to elevate communication skills for high-stakes professions. Previously, she led strategic business development efforts in education technology at Harvard, Teachscape, and Pearson. Wiley began her career as a teacher and principal working with at-risk students.


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