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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 (34)

Full Member
I loved this presentation. Providing students a sense of resiliency can definitely assist students to become more successful in school and life. Life skills are very important for students to learn at an early age. Great Training.
Good information
Full Member
good information!
Full Member
Basic Member
Great Information, Thank you
Thank you for the resources
Great resources thank you
Full Member
While I appreciate the context and reasoning behind this and have utilized something temporarily at one point, I think itís important to remember that tests are not the end all be all. I strongly believe that those percentages that represented no change are in some part do to natural longer growth times, BUT also due to the strikingly evident factor that too often students are looked at as statistics. I think they can feel that. While I think temporarily using these tools and/or parts of them may be beneficial, I would caution educators and administrators as well.
Full Member
This is an interesting webinar. In order for teachers to do it they might require the help of admin/school counselor. Thank you!
Nice work
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