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7 10, 2020

Aperture Education Updates its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System

By |2020-10-09T12:49:33+00:00October 7th, 2020|Press Releases|0 Comments

New features include non-binary gender descriptions, colorful graphs for easy data visualization, and a more intuitive process to input social-emotional learning (SEL) dataCharlotte N.C. (October 6, 2020) — Aperture Education, a leading provider of social-emotional assessments and intervention strategies for schools, has updated its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System to make it more intuitive for educators [...]

10 08, 2020

Aperture Education Partners with Move This World to Provide its Customers with Additional Social-Emotional Learning Strategies

By |2020-10-07T13:43:20+00:00August 10th, 2020|Press Releases|Comments Off on Aperture Education Partners with Move This World to Provide its Customers with Additional Social-Emotional Learning Strategies

Partnership allows Aperture customers to access short videos from Move This World to teach social emotional skills to students.Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 10, 2020) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) companies Aperture Education and Move This World have partnered to provide Aperture’s customers with additional resources to support the development of students’ social-emotional skills. Aperture customers can now [...]

23 01, 2020

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs

By |2020-03-16T14:12:32+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Research, SEL in Special Education|Comments Off on Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs  It’s no secret that students with disabilities can struggle socially and have difficulty managing their emotions. Sometimes these deficits can impact their ability to learn and thrive in the classroom and beyond. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are used to support students with special needs. They outline [...]

16 01, 2020

How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

By |2020-10-12T15:55:09+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

When it comes to supporting Spanish-speaking students and English-language learners (ELLs), which is more important: academic supports, or social and emotional learning (SEL)? Research shows that improving the social-emotional well-being of language learners may be just as important as academic instructional supports.SEL can help address many key concerns that may be impacting ELL students’ ability [...]

19 12, 2019

Supporting Students and Educators Through the Holidays with SEL

By |2019-12-16T16:52:17+00:00December 19th, 2019|SEL Integration|Comments Off on Supporting Students and Educators Through the Holidays with SEL

Many students and teachers welcome the holiday season and the break it brings from instruction, testing, and homework after a busy fall. But the holidays can also bring anxiety and stress. Students feel the pressure just as much as adults, and some do not feel comfort and joy during the holidays. Social and emotional [...]

28 11, 2019

Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

By |2020-01-24T16:05:54+00:00November 28th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

Aperture Education is excited about a new partnership with COMET that supports our social and emotional learning (SEL) data collection and data-driven decision-making for educators! COMET helps schools with data management and using data for continuous improvement. Together, we are helping schools and out-of-school organizations streamline SEL data collection and take action on the data [...]

10 10, 2019

SEL and Preventative Mental Health: Fast Facts and Ideas for Maximizing Supports

By |2019-10-10T20:09:27+00:00October 10th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on SEL and Preventative Mental Health: Fast Facts and Ideas for Maximizing Supports

Educators are always looking for ways to improve mental health services for students. They also know that social and emotional learning (SEL) is important for students and can enhance their health and academic, social, and emotional success. Where do preventative mental health supports and SEL overlap, and what are their differences? There is some [...]

25 09, 2019

6 Bulletin Board Ideas to Promote Social and Emotional Development

By |2020-08-10T17:03:49+00:00September 25th, 2019|SEL, SEL Integration, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on 6 Bulletin Board Ideas to Promote Social and Emotional Development

This year, social and emotional learning (SEL)-themed bulletin boards seem to be everywhere! From teaching kindness to building confidence, these boards can do a lot to promote SEL. Here are six of our favorite bulletin boards that promote students’ social and emotional development. Save this list and try out different boards throughout the school [...]