NY’s Urban Assembly Discusses Social & Emotional Learning in a Special Education Setting in Aug. 18, 2016 Webinar

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Charlotte N.C. – Aug. 1, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson will host New York City’s Urban Assembly to share insights on using SEL assessments and strategies with a special education population during a free webinar at 2 p.m. EST, Aug. 18, 2016. To register for the webinar, visit https://goo.gl/aDsaN0 or click here.

“The DESSA in Special Ed Setting” webinar will offer tools and guidance to educators and administrators on using the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) in a special education setting. The DESSA is a strengths-based assessment system designed to screen students for social and emotional competencies.

The webinar will feature:

·David Adams, Director of Social-Emotional Learning for the Urban Assembly, a network of schools serving high-need students in New York City. David previously was the Social-Emotional Learning Coordinator for District 75 in New York where he shaped the district’s approach to social-emotional learning for students with severe cognitive and behavioral challenges.

·Marc Kirsch, Business Development Manager for Apperson. Marc helped develop Apperson’s social-emotional assessment products including Evo Social & Emotional, which uses the DESSA to measure students’ social emotional competencies.

The webinar is part of Apperson’s ongoing work to support educators, administrators and out-of-school-time organizations in implementing social and emotional learning programs within their schools. Apperson offers an online assessment and intervention tool called Evo Social & Emotional to help educators measure students’ SEL skills and provide strategies for instruction and intervention. Evo SEL features the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA), a strengths-based assessment system designed to screen students for social and emotional competencies.

About Apperson

Apperson’s Evo SEL is based on the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), a standardized, strengths-based measure of SEL competencies such as self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills and decision-making. Apperson provides the online platform for administering the DESSA and DESSA Mini universal screeners to quickly identify students’ SEL competencies. It also provides resources and activities to address SEL gaps. Version 2.0, now available, provides the data needed to help SEL program administrators measure the impact of their programs and to help educators understand students’ SEL needs. For more information, go to http://www.apperson.com/sel.

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