2018 Virtual Conference: Social Emotional Learning: Supporting the Whole Child

April 4, 2018
12 - 5 PM EST, Come and go!

To educate the whole child, and all learners, we need to start by investing in social emotional learning (SEL). Informed by current empirical research experts in the field, these presentations will discuss what SEL is, why it is important, who is likely to most benefit from SEL and how to address the instructional learning needs of all learners in your classroom and school community.

Opening Remarks & Keynote Address:
Happy Brains Learn Better: A Science-Based Case for Promoting Social and Emotional Learning 

12 - 1PM EST, LIVE

In this talk, Dr. Cipriano discusses why Social and Emotional Learning supports positive youth development. She explains the importance of psychosocial  and emotional health from a developmental perspective, identifying brain areas associated with emotional regulation and executive function, synthesizing research from educational, applied developmental, and neuro- psychology demonstrating the role and benefits of SEL for realizing student potential. 

Presented By: Christina Cipriano, Ph.D. Ed. M., Applied Developmental and Educational Psychologist

Christina Cipriano, Ph.D. Ed. M., is an Applied Developmental and Educational Psychologist, and Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, and her research focuses on serving vulnerable youth through systematic examination of the interactions within their homes, schools, and communities to promote pathways to optimal developmental outcomes. She is currently an Assistant Professor, Service Learning Fellow, and Community Engaged Research Scholar at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. You can learn more about her science at www.drchriscip.com and her practice at www.therelateproject.com.

Successful Collaboration and Its Effect on Achieving Goals
2 - 2:30 PM EST, LIVE

Presented By: Tyler Glaser, ABA Teacher for the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, Alaska.





Stress Management and Self Care
1:30 - 2 PM, LIVE

During this presentation we will review the importance of self-care and how stress can impact of effectiveness in the classroom.

Presented By: Marisa Esposto, Intervention Specialist, Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3 – Sunrise School, Monroeville, PA

Marisa Esposto, M.Ed, BCBA has been working with students with special needs for the last 13 years, first as a teacher and now as a behavior analyst.   A majority of her career has been spent in a special education center working with students who have complex needs and many who have significant problem behaviors.



Rethink Social and Emotional Learning: An Exclusive Sneak Peek!
3 - 3:30 PM, LIVE

Presented By: Jennifer Bessette, Rethink Ed Engagement Manager         


It’s A Social Thing: Effective Parent/Teacher Collaboration
4 - 5 PM EST, LIVE

Good News! Establishing and maintaining strong collaborations between parents and teachers doesn't have to be hard! During this talk, we will explore strategies for easy home to school collaborations, and learn how being mindful of our own social skills can go a long way. This session is appropriate for all educators and parents to attend!

Presented By: Angela Nelson, MS, BCBA, Executive Director of Family and Clinical Services