Aperture Education Enlists “Funding Doctor” Paula Love to Share Strategies to Fund Social-Emotional Learning Programs

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:31 am

Educators and administrators can find break-through ideas and strategies during March 4, 2020 webinar

Charlotte N.C. (Feb. 26, 2020) — Social-emotional learning programs can have a positive impact on students’ academics and lifelong success. However sometimes schools need help to overcome budgetary constraints to getting their programs off the ground. To help schools and districts find the funding they need Aperture Education has partnered with education funding expert Dr. Paula Love, also known as the “Funding Doctor,” for a webinar focused on creative ways to fund their SEL programs. The free webinar takes place on March 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. EST. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2T3lH3A. The webinar will also be available on-demand.

“We all know how important SEL can be for students, so the last thing we want is for a school to be unable to provide it because they can’t find funding,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “This webinar with Dr. Love is a great opportunity for schools to learn from a funding expert and find creative solutions to help fund their SEL program.”

Dr. Paula Love is a renowned funding expert with decades of experience delivering grant strategies for for-profit and nonprofit organizations, state and local educational agencies, schools, and institutions of higher learning. Known in the industry as the “Matchmaker of Funding” or the “Funding Doctor,” Dr. Love founded RFPMatch.com, which matches organizations with the right funding opportunities. During the webinar, Love will offer breakthrough ideas and strategies to help schools find funding for social-emotional learning programs. Topics include:

  • Building a “Funding Foundation” with a quick Funding 101 lesson
  • Discussing federal funding: formula vs. competitive
  • Learning about major federal grant opportunities
  • Understanding how to use creative funding connections
  • Examining a school’s funding journey

Aperture Education provides social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments and strategies for students in grades K-12. The webinar is part of its ongoing work to support social-emotional learning in schools and out-of-school time organizations. For more information about Aperture Education, visit https://apertureed.com/.


About Aperture Education

Aperture Education specializes in social and emotional learning (SEL) solutions. Our flagship product, the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, allows educators to measure, strengthen, and support social-emotional competence in youth in grades K-12. The DESSA System includes a suite of strength-based assessments, a universal screener that can be administered in less than a minute, and growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional competence. The DESSA System is lauded by researchers because it meets high standards for reliability and validity and is appreciated by educators for its ability to easily and quickly identify each student’s personal SEL strengths and provide practical supports that result in improved student outcomes. To support educators, we just launched the Educator Social Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) tool. EdSERT is a professional development program to support the social-emotional competency and well-being of educators. For more information, go to www.ApertureEd.com.