Inside SPED: Unpacking SEL Essentials with Dr. Ed Dunkelblau

posted Mar 2, 2016, 10:59 AM by Professional Learning   [ updated Mar 2, 2016, 11:01 AM ]

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SEL: THE REAL SKILLS FOR SUCCESS!

Dr. Ed Dunkelblau, PresenceLearning Webinar Presenter

Helping at-risk students has become an increasingly complex job for special educators. Amidst the rigor of new curriculum standards and the ever-growing impact of technology, we are challenged to help all students be ready and eager to learn when they enter the classroom. Distractions, fears, and lack of social emotional competence especially impair minority students from gaining what they need from their school experience. Providing effective ways for students to acquire social emotional skills will allow them to succeed with their studies and their lives. Dr. Ed Dunkelblau, a world-renowned expert in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) will unpack specific skills, explain why they are important, and answer your questions about how incorporating SEL skill acquisition strategies will empower at-risk students in your schools.

As always, there is no charge for PresenceLearning webinars. All attendees will receive a professional development certificate of attendance contingent upon attending the live webinar, achieving a passing score on the post-webinar quiz, and completing the feedback survey. Registrants with a valid ASHA membership are eligible to receive continuing education units. School psychologists are eligible to receive NASP continuing professional development credits.

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Q&A WITH DR. FRANCES STETSON

Dr. Frances Stetson, PresenceLearning Webinar Presenter

In our first spring webinar “Inclusion Is For Everyone — Or Is It?,” Dr. Frances Stetson, expert on inclusionary practices, presented ways to reduce instances of inappropriate identification of minority students for special education services, explained how to use a cultural lens to examine our current attitudes and practices for at-risk students, and outlined approaches to help at-risk students succeed. She then addressed audience questions such as:

  • What criteria could indicate that a student with special needs is better supported in an all-day segregated program or an inclusion model? Is there research that shows when it is most appropriate to keep a learner in the self-contained setting?
  • What is the most important thing administrators and educators can do to reduce instances of inappropriate identification of students of color for special education or disciplinary action?
  • How can schools change general education teachers’ mindsets that students with special needs should be segregated from the general education classroom?
Find out the answers to these questions and more.
Dr. Frances Stetson Resource Handout Packet

Resource Toolkit

INCLUSIONARY PRACTICES FOR EVERY EDUCATOR

15 pages of practical tools for building inclusive classrooms — checklists, surveys, resources, strategies, and self-rating scales, including:

  • Components of a Culturally Responsive Classroom
  • Principles and Applications for Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher
  • Student Interest Surveys
  • Specific Scaffolding Techniques

This valuable Resource Toolkit was compiled by Dr. Frances Stetson and is offered as a free download from PresenceLearning.

     
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    March Events

    FIND OUT WHERE WE'LL BE!

    The team at PresenceLearning will be in Michigan, Georgia, Texas, California, New York, New Hampshire, and South Dakota in March. We hope to see you at one of these great events!

     
    2 - 476th Annual MCEC Conference
    Grand Rapids, MI
    10 - 12TSHA 60th Annual Convention and Exhibition
    Fort Worth, TX
    14 - 1723rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference
    Long Beach, CA
    17 - 18New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators 2016 Annual Education Conference
    Portsmouth, NH
    22 - 232016 South Dakota Special Education Conference
    Pierre, SD

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