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Virtual Q&A with Denise Pope, '88, PhD '99 on Learning at Home with Your K-12 Students

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Zoom Webinar (access instructions and passcode will be emailed to all registered guests at 4pm on March 25)
Denise Pope, '88, PhD '99
Denise Pope, '88, PhD '99

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As K-12 schools across the country announce temporary closures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, how can teachers and parents help students stay interested in learning at home?

Join us for a virtual Q&A over Zoom with Dr. Denise Clark Pope, ’88, PhD ’99, senior lecturer from the Graduate School of Education and co-founder of the education non-profit Challenge Success. Denise will answer questions and provide practical tips and guidelines on things parents and educators can do to help turn students on to learning during this time.

This virtual Q&A will be split into two sessions. Join us for one or both sessions of your choosing:

5:00 - 5:30pm Pacific time: Virtual Q&A geared towards primary (elementary) school students

5:30 - 6:00pm Pacific time: Virtual Q&A geared towards secondary (middle and high) school students

A Zoom meeting ID, URL link, and dial-in instructions to access this program will be provided to all registered guests by email at 4pm on Wednesday, March 25.


Denise Pope is a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Challenge Success is an expanded version of the SOS: Stressed-Out Students project that Dr. Pope founded and directed from 2003-2008.

She is the author of, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001, and lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). She also co-hosts the Stanford University SiriusXM radio show called “School’s In.”

Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. She is a three-time recipient of the Graduate School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award and was honored with the 2012 Education Professor of the Year "Educators' Voice Award" from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Prior to teaching at Stanford, Dr. Pope taught high school English in Fremont, California and college composition and rhetoric courses at Santa Clara University.


  • A Zoom Webinar ID, URL link, dial-in instructions, and passcode will be provided to all registered guests by email at 4pm on Wednesday, March 25.
  • Click on the Zoom link or copy it into a web browser to enter the event. Google Chrome is the preferred web browser for this virtual event.
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  • Use the Question & Answer feature to ask questions to the speakers. You may also upvote a question - this helps the speakers know that multiple people have interest in the same question.
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  • Please enter 5 minutes before the event for tech check so we can start on time.
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