Aperture Education has created the Educator Social-Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) program, professional development designed to help educators build their social-emotional learning (SEL) skills.
Aperture will host a free webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on July 30, 2019, to share more about EdSERT and offer insight and strategies to support educator social-emotional development. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2YlOFjV. The webinar will also be available on-demand.
- An administrator guide with recommendations for implementing EdSERT and tips for incorporating SEL into staff meetings or in-service training sessions.
- Educator competency guides which offer a self-reflective assessment, a personal planning tool and strategies aligned to the self-assessment.
- Professional development that features eight competency-specific modules and an overview module, along with nine recorded webinars.
- An online supplemental resources portal.
EdSERT, which will be available for the 2019-20 school year, can be used as a standalone program or as a supplement to an existing SEL curriculum. It focuses on promoting the same eight SEL competencies included in Aperture’s DESSA Comprehensive SEL System: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, goal-directed behavior, personal responsibility, decision-making and optimistic thinking.