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Taking Your SEL Program from Good to Great

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Taking Your SEL Program from Good to Great

Presented by Amy Walker, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Committee for Children; and Tara Shelton, School Climate Coordinator, Atlanta Public Schools (GA)

Sponsored by Second Step

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In this edWebinar, you learn how holistic social-emotional learning (SEL) can help students thrive in your school or district. Committee for Children staff and Tara Shelton, an SEL expert from Atlanta Public Schools, share research and real-life examples to help you expand your SEL efforts, overcome common obstacles, and engage educators, families, and after-school programs in students’ social-emotional learning. You receive tangible resources and practical tips to take your SEL program from good to great.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to elementary and middle school teachers and school and district leaders.

Amy WalkerAbout the Presenters

Amy Walker is the director of strategic partnerships at Committee for Children, the developers of the Second Step® family of social-emotional learning programs. Amy has been working in the field of SEL for nearly 20 years and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on topics related to SEL, violence prevention, bullying prevention, and child protection. She has experience working at a preschool, teaching in an elementary school, and teaching high school students in a university setting.

Tara SheltonTara Shelton has over 22 years of service in public education, 15 of those years with the Atlanta Public School System. Tara has served as a teacher of students with special needs, general education teacher, preschool behavior specialist, social-emotional learning (SEL) coach, SEL coordinator, and PBIS district coordinator. Tara received her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN, and her master’s degree from State University of West Georgia both in the areas of special education. Recently, Tara received her Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma (process improvement) from Emory University. Tara has a passion for ensuring that schools are welcoming environments where each person feels seen, heard, and valued. Her role as the school climate coordinator allows her to put her passion into action.

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Second Step logoCommittee for Children is a nonprofit on a mission to ensure children everywhere can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Today, our social-emotional learning (SEL) and child safety programs reach more than 24.4 million children worldwide. Our Second Step® SEL programs include curricula for Early Learning through Grade 8, with additional offerings for out-of-school time and K–12 staff. These research-based programs are designed to help students and adults strengthen social-emotional skills like empathy, resilience, and managing emotions to build a more positive, supportive school climate.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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