SEL for All Learners: The What, Why, Who and How of Social Emotional Learning

September 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EST

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, this presentation 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.

This webinar is appropriate for teacher and administrator audiences.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

     • Define SEL and its primary instructional components
     • Identify who can benefit from SEL in their school community
     • Explore how to address student instructional needs

Presented by: Christina Cipriano, Ph.D

Dr. Cipriano is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. An Applied Developmental and Educational Psychologist, and Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, 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 a Service Learning Fellow and Community Engaged Research Scholar at the University of Massachusetts, where she directs a team of student and faculty researchers committed to improving outcomes for students and teachers in classrooms serving students with special learning needs. Dr. Cipriano has extensive experience working in classrooms with diverse student and teacher populations, providing training to teachers and support staff, and direct instruction to students. Dr. Cipriano is the Principle Investigator of several funded research to practice projects and regularly disseminates her science in both academic journals and professional development workshops for pre-service and in-service educators and school personnel. Dr, Cipriano completed three years of post-doctoral training at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and received her Ph.D. from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Masters in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Certificate in Human Rights and International Justice from the Boston College Law School. 

At Rethink Ed, Dr. Cipriano currently serves as the Project Manager for the evidence-based SEL solution including training, assessment, and classroom management tool across all tiers of learning (Tier 1, 2, & 3). She directs program design, content writing, and assessment methodology, and recruits and supervises a larger team of content creators.