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How Learning Happens in the Classroom and Online

Chris Cuomo, CNN Host

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands; Guest Professor, Thomas More University of Applied Science in Belgium; President, International Society for Learning Sciences; Co-Author, How Learning Happens (2020), Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance (2020), More Urban Myths About Learning and Education: Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts (2019),Ten Steps to Complex Learning (2017, 3rd Edition), and Urban Myths about Learning and Education (2015

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands; Guest Professor, Thomas More University of Applied Science in Belgium; President, International Society for Learning Sciences; Co-Author, How Learning Happens (2020), Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance (2020), More Urban Myths About Learning and Education: Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts (2019),Ten Steps to Complex Learning (2017, 3rd Edition), and Urban Myths about Learning and Education (2015

How Learning Happens in the Classroom and Online

Chris Cuomo, CNN Host

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands; Guest Professor, Thomas More University of Applied Science in Belgium; President, International Society for Learning Sciences; Co-Author, How Learning Happens (2020), Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance (2020), More Urban Myths About Learning and Education: Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts (2019),Ten Steps to Complex Learning (2017, 3rd Edition), and Urban Myths about Learning and Education (2015

How Learning Happens in the Classroom and Online

Chris Cuomo, CNN Host

Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Open University of the Netherlands; Guest Professor, Thomas More University of Applied Science in Belgium; President, International Society for Learning Sciences; Co-Author, How Learning Happens (2020), Evidence-Informed Learning Design: Creating Training to Improve Performance (2020), More Urban Myths About Learning and Education: Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts (2019),Ten Steps to Complex Learning (2017, 3rd Edition), and Urban Myths about Learning and Education (2015

How Learning Happens in the Classroom and Online

Chris Cuomo, CNN Host

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What can we do to expand student health and wellness right now?

As we approach the one-year mark of COVID-19, school closing and disrupted life, education and community stakeholders are convening to develop solutions, participate in dialogue and discussion, and develop personal action plans for their communities to:

  • Establish and nurture the whole-child mindset and develop solutions to address inequalities through collaboration and cross-functional relationships.

  • Envision post-pandemic solutions to support continued healthier school community growth.

  • Emphasize the value of partnerships to create and fund healthier school communities.

What you will gain:

  • New thinking and perspectives about how to meet the diverse and multi-faceted needs of children, especially in a time of great change and challenges.

  • Ideas, connections, commitments to action, and a renewed sense of purpose and confidence.

  • Your own short- and long-term action plans for expanding on your healthier school community.

Who should attend:


  • School Nutrition Professionals
  • Educators and School Leaders
  • School Health, Wellness and Nutrition Leaders
  • Health and Public Health Leaders
  • Food, Sustainability and Agriculture Business Community
  • Community-based Education Leaders
  • Students and Youth Leaders
  • Parents
  • Civic Leaders
  • Corporate and Business Leaders
  1. Welcome

  2. Opening Keynote Address

  3. Key results and insights from the newest GENYOUth Youth Insights Survey on the many pandemic-related challenges confronting students and educators right now.

  4. Action-Panel Discussions (choose one)

    1. Establishing a Whole-Child Mindset and Culture: Suggestions and Solutions

    2. Envisioning Post-Pandemic Solutions to Support Healthier School Community Growth

    3. Powerful Partnerships to Support Healthier School Communities and Close Funding Gaps

  5. Making It Happen: Breakout Sessions

    1. Return to your action-panel group and collaborate to create your own commitment to action for the short and long-term.

  6. Closing Keynote Address

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Come collaborate with stakeholders from health and wellness, education, business and community to build healthier school communities.

What can we do to expand student health and wellness right now?

As we approach the one-year mark of COVID-19, school closing and disrupted life, education and community stakeholders are convening to develop solutions, participate in dialogue and discussion, and develop personal action plans for their communities to:

  • Establish and nurture the whole-child mindset and develop solutions to address inequalities through collaboration and cross-functional relationships.

  • Envision post-pandemic solutions to support continued healthier school community growth.

  • Emphasize the value of partnerships to create and fund healthier school communities.

What you will gain:

  • New thinking and perspectives about how to meet the diverse and multi-faceted needs of children, especially in a time of great change and challenges.

  • Ideas, connections, commitments to action, and a renewed sense of purpose and confidence.

  • Your own short- and long-term action plans for expanding on your healthier school community.

Who should attend:


  • School Nutrition Professionals
  • Educators and School Leaders
  • School Health, Wellness and Nutrition Leaders
  • Health and Public Health Leaders
  • Food, Sustainability and Agriculture Business Community
  • Community-based Education Leaders
  • Students and Youth Leaders
  • Parents
  • Civic Leaders
  • Corporate and Business Leaders

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Session 1 - April 30th, 2021

Session 2 - May 14th, 2021

Session 3 - June 17th, 2021

PROGRAMS

Introduction to an Alternative Model to Our Current Commuting Culture

10:00

Welcome and Series Opening Remarks
HCEDC Executive Director Michelle E. Richardson

Welcome – Series Partner

10:10

An Alternative Model to Our Commuting Culture

Hudson County Supervising Transportation Planner Byron Nicholas in conversation with
The University of Amsterdam – Chair of Mobility Futures Prof. Marco te Brommelstroet about transforming our transportation culture to bring the 15 Minute City closer to reality.

10:15

10:30

10:45

11:00

11:05

Poll Question for Audience

Poll Question for Audience

Poll Question for Audience

Q&A from Audience

11:10

11:25

The Economic Case for Implementing the 15 Minute City 

Mel E. Myers, Esq. lays out the economic case for implementing 15 Minute Cities and discusses
the federal and state incentives available to enable us to achieve it.

Thank You and Preview of Session 2
Mel E. Myers, Esq., McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC. Previews Sessions 2 & 3 - Implementing the 15 Minute City.

April 30, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am

10:05

Courtenay Mercer, Executive Director, Downtown NJ

America was once the train capital of the world before becoming the car capital of the world, and the country is again at an inflection point. The explosion in sales of bicycles and micro-mobility devices during the Covid-19 pandemic show multimodal transportation’s vast potential. Quickly emerging technologies such as Hyperloop and autonomous vehicles provide further impetus for municipalities to proactively plan their mobility future. Offering alternatives to cars is a hugely important element in attracting residents and reducing traffic. This session will share case studies from other parts of the world demonstrating the dramatic improvement to mobility that occurs when municipalities better accommodate all modes of travel.

Introduction to Proven Ways to Improve Walkability and the Pedestrian Experience in Our Towns and Cities

10:00

Welcome and Session 2 Opening Remarks
Mel E. Myers, Esq., McManimon Scotland & Baumann, LLC

Welcome – Series Partner 
Chuck Latini, President, American Planning Association, New Jersey

10:05

Proven Ways to Improve Walkability and the Pedestrian Experience in Our Towns and Cities

Hudson County Division of Planning Division Chief Francesca Giarratana in conversation with
Best Selling author and city planner Jeff Speck about what changes cities and towns need to
make to encourage and increase walking as a means of transportation for everyday needs.

10:10

10:30

10:45

10:50

10:55

Poll Question for Audience

Poll Question for Audience

Audience Q&A with Jeff Speck

Local Success Stories in Improving Walkability

Hudson County Division of Planning Division Chief Francesca Giarratana in conversation with
Jersey City Director of Transportation Barkha Patel about the successes and lessons learned in
her work for Jersey City and Jersey City’s current holistic approach for improving the pedestrian
experience.

11:10

11:20

Audience Q&A with Barkha Patel

Poll Question for Audience

11:25

Thank You and Preview of Session 3

Mel E. Myers, Esq., McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC. Previews Session 3 - Why towns
and cities need to rethink their parking regulations and land use planning for improved fiscal
health and housing.

May 14, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am

One of the nation’s premier walkability experts presents the most effective ways to improve the pedestrian experience in our municipalities. Jeff Speck is the author of the best-selling book Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time and has worked on some of the country’s most successful walkability improvements. Mr. Speck is joined by Barkha Patel, Jersey City’s Director of Transportation Planning, who will discuss local examples of successful projects that prioritize pedestrians. This session will include guiding principles for future planning to ensure that walkability is properly incorporated into city plans.   

Introduction to Refashioning Our Parking Regulations and Development Choices for Fiscal Health

10:00

Welcome and Session 3 Opening Remarks

Welcome – Series Partner

10:05

How to Make Development Choices for Fiscal Health

Senior Policy Fellow and Assistant Director of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and
Public Policy at Rutgers Marc H. Pfeiffer in conversation with Joe Minicozzi, principal of Urba
n 3 discusses Joe’s unique approach to planning and city design called Geoaccounting to show how local data and simple math can be used to understand the impact of development on the economic and fiscal health of our towns and cities.

10:10

10:25

10:40

10:45

10:50

Poll Question for Audience

Poll Question for Audience

Audience Q&A with Joe Minicozzi

Refashioning our Parking Regulations

Senior Policy Fellow and Assistant Director of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and
Public Policy at Rutgers Marc H. Pfeiffer
in conversation with Gordon S. Clowers, author and
senior city planner in the City of Seattle
about Seattle’s implementation of new parking policies
to implement revitalized “urban village” neighborhoods well connected by convenient transportation options. Related goals include promoting environmental sustainability, race and social equity, affordable housing, and maintaining a highly livable quality of life.

11:10

11:20

Audience Q&A with Gordon Clowers

Poll Question for Audience

11:25

Closing Remarks

Michelle Richardson, Executive Director, Hudson County Economic Development Corporation
Mel E. Myers, Esq., McManimon, Scotland & Baumann, LLC

June 17, 2021, 10 am to 11:30 am

By contributing to a record-shattering decline in housing inventory, the pandemic has exacerbated an already existing affordable housing crisis while further stressing municipal finances. Our current development patterns and parking policies contribute rather than help solve this problem. While multiple studies have shown that affordable access to all of a region’s jobs is the single most effective factor for enabling a person to break the poverty cycle, our current development patterns result in those at the lowest income level spending 40% of their income on transportation while also limiting their ability to access all of a region’s jobs. This system could be explained or even tolerated if the costs of such a system were low, but our development patterns and parking policies are expensive to build and maintain. This session will force us to rethink some of our public investment assumptions to create more housing and better economic mobility across all income levels. 


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Introduction to Refashioning Our Parking Regulations and Development Choices for Fiscal Health

June 17th, 2021

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