Miami Dade College President to Participate in COGx Virtual Panel on Modernization of Education

Miami, Oct. 4, 2021 – Miami Dade College (MDC) President Madeline Pumariega will participate in the virtual panel discussion, Schooling as if Learning Mattered – II: Overcoming the Impact of COVID-19 to Modernize Teaching & Learning, starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. The panel of education experts will discuss traditional schooling and how to modernize it for the 21st century learner.

Sponsored by COGx and Yale School of Management, the timely panel will examine the challenges with traditional schooling that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and the science of learning to modernize schooling. Javier Arguello, COGx Founder and Yale SOM graduate, will moderate the event.

Breaking through barriers and making history, President Pumariega is the first female president to lead MDC. Her passion for innovation in higher education was born out of her own experiences, first as student and then as a longtime administrator at MDC. Prior to her appointment as president, she was executive vice president and provost at Tallahassee Community College. She also served as the first female and Hispanic Chancellor of the Florida College System, and was president of Take Stock in Children, a statewide nonprofit focused on breaking the poverty cycle through education. View President Pumariega’s complete bio here.

WHAT:     Schooling as if Learning Mattered – II: Overcoming the Impact of COVID-19 to Modernize Teaching & Learning Panel

WHEN:    Thursday, Oct. 7, from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

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COGx is a research and development organization in applied cognitive science. We translate research on human learning into programs that improve educational outcomes. Our mission is to make evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning equitably available to both educators and students, with an emphasis on democratizing access to high quality programs for low-income students. For more information, please visit