Summer is in full swing! We hope you have a chance to enjoy some much deserved time off. Travel, enjoy some fun in the sun, and Netflix binge-watch as much as possible. Enjoying fun activities is an important way to recharge your batteries before students are back this fall.
Summer can also be a good time to catch up on professional learning. When you are ready to get back into the swing of things, we’ve got you covered!
We’ve put together a list of our most popular on-demand webinars to help you stay up-to-speed on social and emotional learning (SEL) research, implementation strategies, and best practices. Also, be sure to register for our Summer SEL Series to get exclusive access to presentations from the SEL Vision Summit.
Grab some coffee (or popcorn) and tune in!
1. Caring for Your Educators: Promoting Social and Emotional Teaching Practices
As part of our Summer SEL Series, this webinar is hosted by Aperture Education’s Director of Research & Development Jennifer Robitaille and is all about how to support educator SEL and well-being.
2. Nurturing Educator Resilience in Times of Crisis
Christa Turksma, co-developer of Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE), and Mark Greenberg, co-founder of CASEL and Chair of the Board of CREATE, provide helpful tools educators can use to enhance their emotional awareness and compassion for both their own self-care and the care and nurturing of others.
3. Advancing Equity with the DESSA: Practical Applications to a Crucial Issue
Aperture Education’s Vice President of Research & Development, Paul LeBuffe, explores how schools and districts can advance educational equity through specific, practical tools and strategies embedded in the DESSA, Aperture’s award-winning system for large-scale SEL screening, assessment, and intervention.
4. To Both Promote and Prevent: The Importance and Practicality of Strength-Based Screening
Screening students can be a valuable investment of school time and resources, but success hinges on a solid data action plan. Watch this webinar to learn how you can use strength-based screening to provide a strong foundation for strategic and comprehensive school mental health systems available to support all members of your school community.
5. Three-Part Webinar Series: Urban Assembly Showcase
Our three-partwebinarseries with TheUrban Assembly explores how different high schools overcame the challenges of virtual learning, lack of advisory, and alternative settings to effectively support SEL.
Part 1: In-Person, Hybrid, or Virtual: SEL Never Stops
Part 2: No Advisory, No Problem: Implementing High Quality SEL When Advisory Isn’t an Option
Part 3: Implementing and Sustaining SEL in Alternative Settings With New Visions AIM 1 & 2 Charter Schools
6. SEL at the Crossroads: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We are Going
This past year illustrated why SEL is so important for students and adults. Learn how to ensure your district, school, and/or out-of-school time SEL programs are effective and scalable. Clark McKown, Ph.D., founder and president of xSEL Labs, digs into these big questions in this keynote webinar from the SEL Vision Summit.
7. Best Practices for Assessing Students’ Social and Emotional Competencies within an MTSS Framework
Co-hosted with our friends at Branching Minds, this webinar outlines best practices for selecting evidence-based social and emotional screeners and assessments and how to use SEL to support your MTSS framework.
8. SEL and Mental Health Panel Discussion
Bryan Clement, Director of Program and Partnerships at Dovetail Learning,Dr. Amanda Nickerson, Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University of Buffalo, SUNY, and Katie Mason,Success Specialist at Aperture Education dive into school-based mental health services and how SEL can enhance mental health initiatives.
9. EdSERT Digital for Educators
We are excited to announce that Aperture Education’s Educator Social and Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) is now digital! We invite you to take a tour with our Director of Research and Development, Jennifer Robitaille. Learn how our tool supports SEL for educators.
10. A New Summer SEL Series Webinar: A Roadmap to District-Wide DESSA Implementation
In this recorded presentation at the SEL Vision Summit, Lyndsey Killilea, Lowell Public Schools’ Coordinator of SEL, shares her first-hand experience launching an SEL program. You will learn what resources and supports are required, how to use data to track student progress, how to improve your program over time, and more.
It’s important to rest and recharge this summer. When you are ready to start your professional learning, we hope you enjoy honing your SEL skills with our on-demand SEL webinars. For even more resources, be sure to register to get exclusive access to presentations from the SEL Vision Summit delivered to your inbox. These sessions include topics ranging from students and staff to strategy and the field. Put on your comfy pants, and enjoy!