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Aperture Education Announces New Social-Emotional Learning Program for Educators

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. 

EdSERT includes:

  • 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.