Industry Leadership

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 [...]

17 10, 2019

6 Takeaways from CASEL’s 2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

By |2019-10-25T16:38:42+00:00October 17th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, SEL|Comments Off on 6 Takeaways from CASEL’s 2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

It’s hard to believe that back when I chose education technology as my career path, social and emotional learning (SEL) was relatively new. Many schools were only just beginning to teach students these important skills in a formalized way. Fast forward 12 years, and we’ve seen dramatic changes in how schools are prioritizing SEL. [...]

15 08, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Improve School Safety

By |2019-08-13T15:29:58+00:00August 15th, 2019|Industry Leadership, Research, SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Improve School Safety

Many forms of violence occur in schools every day — school shootings, bullying, gang violence, and fights are all too common. A number of factors contribute to these violent acts, including mental health issues, dysfunctional environments at home or in the community, bullying, or lack of strong social and emotional skills. Our children deserve [...]

24 07, 2019

8 Tips to Get Started with SEL Right Now

By |2020-03-03T21:35:15+00:00July 24th, 2019|Funding, Industry Leadership, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 8 Tips to Get Started with SEL Right Now

Do you believe in social and emotional learning (SEL) but just don’t know how to get started? You’re not alone. Many administrators and educators are invested in SEL and want to launch an SEL program, but they don’t know how to take the first steps. If you’re feeling stuck, here are eight things you [...]

12 06, 2019

Thoughts from the Urban Assembly’s 2019 SEL Symposium

By |2019-06-12T17:48:56+00:00June 12th, 2019|Industry Leadership, SEL, Student Equity|Comments Off on Thoughts from the Urban Assembly’s 2019 SEL Symposium

As the newest member of the Aperture Education team, I was really looking forward to my first client visit when I headed to New York City to attend the Urban Assembly’s SEL Symposium a few weeks ago. Not quite knowing what to expect, I entered the experience with an open mind and a blank [...]

18 04, 2019

SEL Assessments vs SEL Surveys: Why Research Matters

By |2019-06-04T15:33:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, Research, SEL|Comments Off on SEL Assessments vs SEL Surveys: Why Research Matters

Actionable social-emotional data is an important part of any SEL (social and emotional learning) program. Quality, research-based SEL assessments can help you achieve the best implementation results and can help educators streamline instruction, tailor supports to achieve predefined learning goals, and effectively measure outcomes. But not all SEL assessments are created equal. When selecting [...]

18 10, 2018

Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Isn’t Easy. Here’s How It’s Done

By |2019-01-28T19:29:17+00:00October 18th, 2018|Industry Leadership, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Integrating Social-Emotional Learning Isn’t Easy. Here’s How It’s Done

As seen in Education Week "Social-emotional learning has helped me to realize that even though bad things happen to me...to always keep my head up, make good decisions, and take charge for the things that happen in my life." - Oscar Liz, Junior, Urban Assembly School for Collaborative Healthcare Oscar's thoughts represent what we want [...]