Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
4:00pm – 5:15pm PT | 7:00pm – 8:15pm ET

Join us as we discuss research-based strategies for raising healthy preschoolers and early elementary-age children. We’ll explore how to encourage autonomy, cultivate resilience, and promote well-being. We’ll share tips to establish practices in our families and schools that buffer against negative pressures that may interfere with healthy child development.

A recording of the event will be sent to all registrants on May 25th.

If the cost of attending this workshop is a barrier, please reach out about our financial assistance.

Who should attend

Educators and Parents/Caregivers of preschool-2nd grade children


Virtual / Online


$29 per person


Denise Pope, Ph.D.

Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education. 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 co-author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). 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 Stanford University 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, CA and college composition and rhetoric courses at Santa Clara University. She lives in Los Altos, CA with her husband and three children.

Kimberly Tsai Cawkwell, M.Ed.

Kimberly Tsai Cawkwell, M.Ed., is a proud first-generation Taiwanese immigrant, mother, educator, and creative, Kimberly Tsai Cawkwell has served over thirteen years in the education ecosystem. As a current adjunct-faculty member at the High Tech High (HTH) Graduate School of Education and Director of Programs at Challenge Success, Kim is deeply honored to serve in spaces that cultivate Deeper Learning pedagogy in service of nurturing equitable spaces within K-12 schools.
Growing up as a multilingual learner in a semi-isolated motel next to a busy New Orleans expressway, living through the duality of American and Taiwanese cultures, and experiencing teaching and learning in variety of settings around the globe, Kim has developed a unique lens for culturally responsive environments and an insatiable desire to center student voices in classrooms. Through the opportunities to learn from students in her own classrooms to students from diverse corners of our globe, Kim believes deeply in student-driven transformative learning that sparks a common love and joy to seek knowledge. As she continues to support systemic change that lifts up student voices and honors the passions and identities of all students, Kim is grateful for the invaluable knowledge gained from others, holds humility as a practitioner and mentor for Deeper Learning practices, and is continuously inspired by the beautiful humans who are called to serve youth.
Prior to joining Challenge Success, Kim was a founder of two High Tech Elementary (HTe) schools, a former colleague at the University of San Diego and New Tech Network, and a public servant in the Pasadena and San Diego regions. She holds a B.A. from the University of Riverside and M.Ed from the University of California, San Diego. When she’s not designing and facilitating learning, Kim might be found spending quality time with her two daughters, loving spouse, and family in Oceanside, San Gabriel, and Taichung. Learn more about Kimberly Tsai Cawkwell on Twitter @mskimcawkwell.