Charlotte N.C. – Oct. 6, 2016 – Assessment leader Apperson will host a free webinar at 3 p.m. Oct. 27, 2016 (EST) for schools and districts that have implemented, or are considering implementing, Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). The webinar will show participants how they can use social emotional learning data to make their MTSS more effective. To register for the “Using SEL Data to Facilitate Effective and Sustainable Multi-tiered Systems of Support” webinar, visithttps://goo.gl/rtMPYh or click here.
Multi-tiered Systems of Support are data-driven systems that integrate instruction, assessment and intervention in order to address the whole child. This webinar will explore how SEL data such as that generated by Apperson’s Evo Social & Emotional assessment can be used in these systems. Evo SEL uses the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) to help educators measure students’ social emotional skills in grades K-8. It also provides strategies for instruction and intervention.
The webinar will be led by Apperson SEL Coordinator Tatiana Carter, a licensed school social worker who runs her own consulting company. Carter has also coordinated SEL consulting and professional development for the Chicago Public School District.
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.
“Social emotional skills are a critical part of teaching the whole child,” said Bill Apperson, chairman of the board of Apperson. “Schools that are using or considering multi-tiered systems of support are already ahead of the curve in helping students develop all the skills they need to succeed. This webinar will provide valuable information on how these schools can incorporate SEL assessment data into those systems to make them even more effective for students.”
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.