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Building Positive School Cultures From the Inside Out

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Building Positive School Cultures From the Inside Out

Presented by Sandi Everlove, Principal Instructional Designer, Committee for Children; and Dr. Jodie Donner, Senior Instructional Designer, Committee for Children

Sponsored by Second Step

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Are your teachers, administrators, and students feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, stressed, or disconnected? In this edWebinar, you learn about hands-on activities that can strengthen collegial and student relationships and personal well-being. The presenters examine the connection between school climate and teacher effectiveness, satisfaction, and retention and explore ways to develop and leverage teachers’ leadership skills to build a more positive school culture.

Watch this session for an interactive exploration of concrete steps leaders and teachers can take to increase trust, build collective efficacy, and produce positive schoolwide change. You leave with specific ideas and routines to jump-start this effort in your school community.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 and adult education teachers and school and district leaders.

Sandi EverloveAbout the Presenters

Sandi Everlove is the Principal Instructional Designer at Committee for Children and was the lead designer of the Second Step® SEL for Adults program. She’s an award-winning teacher with years of experience working with leading educators to develop research-based professional learning resources. She believes that professional learning programs are most effective when high-quality content and real-world applications are taken into consideration. Sandi previously served as Chief Academic Officer at a nonprofit focused on increasing women and minorities in STEM.

Dr. Jodie DonnerDr. Jodie Donner is an award-winning learning experience developer and educator currently working as a Senior Instructional Designer at Committee for Children. Having spent over 20 years in the educational technology field, Dr. Donner co-created a technology course for preservice teachers and co-designed and led professional learning aimed at the equitable advancement of computer science education for underserved students. Building professional learning communities is a prominent focus of her work, presentations, and publications.

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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, March 14, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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