Video Featuring Social-Emotional Learning Successes at a Humble, Texas School Wins a Telly Award

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 8:56 am

Video highlights the use of Aperture Education’s Growth Strategies and Foundational Practices to support and empower students

Charlotte N.C. (May 30, 2019) — Aperture Education has been selected as a Telly Award winner for its video highlighting the use of social-emotional learning strategies at North Belt Elementary School in the Humble Independent School District. The video earned a Bronze Telly Award in the Branded Content-Education category. To view the video, visit


The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, BuzzFeed and A&E Networks.


”Aperture Education is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is rapidly changing,” said Sabrina Dridje, Managing Director of the Telly Awards. “This award is a tribute to the talent and vision of its creators and a celebration of the diversity of work being made today for all screens.”


The DESSA Comprehensive SEL System from Aperture Education includes hundreds of Growth Strategies and Foundational Practices created by teachers, for teachers to support students’ social-emotional skills. They include activities and lessons that can be used with individual students, in small groups, whole-classrooms, or as take-home assignments. The video, “Strategies for Social Emotional Learning” features interviews with teachers, administrators describing how the Growth Strategies and Foundational Practices have helped students.


“Our Growth Strategies and Foundational Practices are great resources for teachers or school counselors to help students improve their social-emotional competence,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “We created this video to highlight the work that North Belt Elementary is doing with these resources and the impact it’s having on students and we are honored to have it recognized by the Telly Awards.” Aperture Education selected Bear Hands Media Group, a Texas boutique production facility, to film and edit this video and touted their creativity in bringing it together.


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. For more information, go to


About The Telly Awards

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring video and television across all screens. Established in 1979, The Telly Awards receives over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Entrants are judged by The Telly Awards Judging Council—an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies, and major television networks, reflective of the multiscreen industry The Telly Awards celebrates. Partners of The Telly Awards include NAB, StudioDaily, Stash Magazine, and Digiday.