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Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Making SEL Accessible for Students with Learning Differences

Presented by Peggy Stern, Founder and CEO, SuperDville
Moderated by Terrie Noland, CALP, Doctoral Candidate, Ph.D. in Literacy

Sponsored by Learning Ally

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In this edWebinar, Academy Award-winning film producer and director and SuperDville founder, Peggy Stern, explores how accessible content and hands-on activities are key to ensuring more successful social and emotional learning (SEL) for students with learning differences. SuperDville is a free video-based SEL curriculum for 7-12-year-olds who learn differently.

Peggy also discusses how peer-to-peer video-based lessons, featuring other kids with learning differences, help address the whole child and buoy self-esteem, resilience, and empathy while cultivating useful self-advocacy tools, particularly in overlooked communities—like Black, Latinx, and EL students—for whom the equity gap is most wide and the need for SEL programming is the greatest.

This recorded edWebinar will:

  • Explore why relatability is essential for building self-esteem and belonging
  • Emphasize the need for a community-driven solution to address the needs of kinship and collaboration
  • Delve into topics of equity and inclusion that bolster student empowerment

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through middle school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.

Peggy SternAbout the Presenter

Peggy Stern is the founder and CEO of SuperDville, a video-based social and emotional learning curriculum for 7-12-year-olds who learn differently. As such, Peggy engages with children, parents, and teachers and speaks at conferences across the country. She shares her experiences growing up with dyslexia and her vision to change the future for children with learning differences through helping them become their own storytellers. SuperDville was created with advisors such as Dr. Maryanne Wolf and Dr. Melissa Orkin; her daughter Emma has dyslexia and acts as a key advisor. Peggy’s own dyslexia led her to filmmaking at a young age. She is now an Academy Award- and Oscar Award-winning director and producer, and has produced for PBS, HBO, Teachers College at Columbia University, The National PTA, and National YWCA, among others. Peggy received her BA from Harvard University.


Terrie NolandAbout the Moderator

Listen. Learn. Teach. It’s that simple. Terrie Noland uses this philosophy as an innovator and a motivator, and it’s evident as she leads, coaches and mentors thousands of K-12 educators about the science of reading each year. She has a unique perspective on the need to unify all stakeholders around a vision for education to smash the reading divide for the millions of struggling readers. Her daily mission is to add value to educators to help influence transformational changes in school districts across the country by addressing the needs of marginalized students. Terrie seeks to share her expertise and passion, to encourage, and to illuminate a path towards success and measurable outcomes.

If you looked at Terrie’s resume, you would be confused. Her undergraduate and graduate degree work placed her in the field of criminal justice. However, it was through continuous listening and learning that led her on a journey in education starting out in preschool teaching and administration, then becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP), and currently working towards a Ph.D. in literacy and educational leadership from St. John’s University. Terrie is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach.

As Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, Terrie works to ignite enthusiasm and excitement by building champion educators and administrators on creating cultures of literacy and learning.


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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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