Aperture Education Hosts Webinars Focusing on the Social Emotional Health of Educators

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 1:29 pm

Free webinars provide strategies and resources for teachers and administrators

Charlotte N.C. (Aug 11, 2020) — In order to support the social-emotional health of students, educators must make sure they are taking care of their own social-emotional needs as well. To help them, Aperture Education is hosting two free webinars at 2 p.m. EST August 19th and August 27 th, 2020 focusing on social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies for teachers and tips on how administrators can make adult social-emotional learning a priority. The webinars will delve into why SEL for educators is so important and provide tools and resources to help make it a priority in schools this year.

About the Webinars

  •  Why Educator SEL is Critical This School Year” – 2 p.m. EST on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. This webinar for educators addresses the importance of social-emotional learning for adults and provides actionable strategies to help them strengthen their own social-emotional competencies. Participants will learn about research around the issue of adult social-emotional learning (SEL) and receive advice on how to approach their school administrators to advocate for SEL support. To register visit: https://bit.ly/2DJjsyp.
  • How to Support Your Educators with SEL in Times of Uncertainty” – 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, August 27, 2020. This webinar is for administrators of schools and out-of-school time programs. It will include a discussion about the importance of SEL for educators and actionable strategies to help participants support SEL for their staff members. Participants will learn about research on the issue and get a look into Aperture Education’s newest educator resource, Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT). To register, visit https://bit.ly/3fxGSnW.

“Teachers have a lot on their plates right now as they navigate how to effectively teach students during a pandemic while also supporting those students’ social-emotional needs. Too often their own SEL needs get moved to the back burner,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “We know how important educator SEL is so we wanted to provide resources and support to help teachers and administrators make it a priority. Our webinars will provide advice to support educator SEL so they can focus on teaching and learning.”

The webinars are examples of Aperture Education’s work to support educators, administrators and parents in promoting social-emotional learning in classrooms and homes. Aperture Education also provides a comprehensive SEL assessment and intervention system for schools, back to school guides for teachers, and guides for families to support SEL at home.

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. Because strengthening social-emotional skills is as important for educators as it is for students, we also offer 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.