March 28, 2018 Webinar Shows Schools How to Use SEL and PBIS Programs Together

Charlotte N.C. (March 19, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) programs and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are both great approaches to support student learning. Many schools want to use both approaches together, but aren’t sure how to.

Social-emotional learning company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, will host a webinar at 3 p.m. EDT March 28,2018 to discuss how to effectively integrate and connect the two approaches using measurement tools. These tools can serve as a bridge to connect multiple school culture initiatives and promote student success. The webinar, “The Perfect Marriage: Integrating PBIS and SEL Measures,” will:

  • Explore how PBIS and SEL are compatible and work together
  • Describe evidence-based measures for effective PBIS and SEL integration
  • Examine ways schools can act on culture data to ensure success

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“SEL and PBIS are both great ways to support the whole child. Some schools may want to do both, but aren’t sure how,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “This webinar will provide information and insight that participants can take back to their schools to make this process easier.”

The webinar will feature:

Marc Kirsch, Director of Sales & Business Development, of Aperture Education. Kirsch has a diverse background in technology and consumer goods and comes from a family full of strong influential teachers. He has been involved in all aspects of the business and currently manages Aperture’s account team and partnerships.

Jolynn Greene, Data-Driven Leadership Coach at Kickboard. Greene has worked in K-12 education for more than 25 years as a teacher, principal, district leader and school improvement consultant. She currently supports school leaders across the U.S. to build and sustain positive school cultures and leads the Kickboard team of school culture coaches.

Aperture Education and Kickboard partnered recently to develop the DESSA SEL Inventory, a new tool that helps schools use student behavior data to measure social-emotional learning. The data can be used to support schools’ SEL programs, PBIS programs, and climate initiatives or to inform SEL instruction.

About Aperture Education

Aperture Education is a social enterprise focused on addressing the whole child. Its social and emotional learning (SEL) solution, Evo Social/Emotional features the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), a standardized, strengths-based measure of critical social and emotional skills. The Evo Social/Emotional online system includes both the DESSA and the DESSA-mini, a universal screener of social and emotional competence administered in less than a minute. Evo Social/Emotional also provides growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional skills. Its data helps SEL program administrators measure the impact of their programs and helps educators understand students’ SEL strengths and needs. For more information, go to