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Evaluating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills

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Strong Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills and a sense of resiliency can help students be more successful in school and endure tough times, but how can you easily identify and assess which students need more help in developing these skills? In part 2 of this 4-part series, join Paul LeBuffe as he goes in depth about the need to assess SEL skills, stressing formative assessment. He'll explain why children who have strong social and emotional skills perform better in school and provide an understanding of what to look for in any assessment to get clues about the resilience of a child. Paul will also introduce you to a 72-item SEL assessment - The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) - and a universal screener, DESSA-Mini. He will also review how to interpret the assessment results.

NOTE: While this webinar may be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, additional helpful information may be found in the 3 related webinars: Introduction to the "Whole Child" Initiative and Social Emotional Learning, Promoting Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills: Helping Your Students Succeed, and School Wide Approaches to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL).


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Counseling, Diversity & SEL, Learning Theories & Strategies, Sponsored
Tags: adult resilience, resiliency, SEL, skills assessment, Social Emotional Learning, social skills, Whole Child

Reviews (21)

Full Member
I like the DESSA, just wish our counselors and or school psychologists could help out more.
Full Member
Thank you!
Full Member
Research has consistently linked social–emotional skills to educational and life outcomes. Many children begin school, however, without the requisite social and emotional skills that facilitate learning. I appreciate the extensive amount of resources to help teachers with evaluating SEL.
Basic Member
Thank you, very good information!
Full Member
Very important for students and staff today
Basic Member
Great Information
Basic Member
Very helpful
Basic Member
Great webinar.
Full Member
The DESSA is very interesting. I know it is important to measure SEL skills but the reality of implementing this is overwhelming considering the focus on standardized testing.
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