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Elevating Student Agency: The Value of Student Voice in SEL Planning and Strategy

Monday, October 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Elevating Student Agency: The Value of Student Voice in SEL Planning and Strategy

Presented by Erin Sailor, M.S., Director of Professional Development, Eduscape; and Evelyn Wassel, Ed.D., Senior Learning Leader, Eduscape

Sponsored by School Day

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When school leaders listen to students, they can make informed decisions about the changes and programs that will support all learners. Research has demonstrated that when students are engaged authentically as leaders, problem solvers, and decision makers, they feel ownership of their learning which can affirm positive methods for communicating and advocating, in turn supporting their SEL (social-emotional learning) development. When schools ensure that all students have a voice, including those who are not typically heard, educators can more effectively identify students’ needs and make evidence-based decisions.

Watch this informative edWebinar where viewers will:

  • Learn how to actively engage students in sharing their perspectives and being change agents
  • Discover how students can shape SEL initiatives, instructional practices, and school climate
  • Explore teaching strategies that elevate student voice
  • Review what data-driven decision making and problem solving can look like
  • Learn to nurture a supportive and equitable classroom environment for student wellness

This recorded edWebinar is designed for educators at all levels, including classroom educators, guidance counselors, directors of curriculum and instruction, and school leaders at all levels.


Erin SailorAbout the Presenters

Erin Sailor, M.S. is a dynamic educational leader who excels in curriculum development, data-driven strategies to drive instruction, and technology integration. During her time in the classroom, Erin taught in an integrated co-teaching setting as a special education teacher predominantly in 11th grade English and U.S. history. Erin served as a tenured teacher leader, leading various grade teams, the special education team and was selected as a Model Teacher in the NYC DOE. As a teacher leader, Erin supported the development of school wide curricula, including a humanities curriculum and social-emotional learning curriculum. At Eduscape, in addition to leading the professional development team, Erin directs our Social-Emotional Learning practice by integrating digital tools to enable data-driven strategies that support student wellness.


Evelyn WasselEvelyn Wassel, Ed.D. has been an educational leader for over 20 years. Evelyn has been an academic coach, gifted and talented teacher and a master teacher trainer, coaching teachers on effective strategies to utilize student data for instructional planning and success paths. She has developed and provided instruction in the administration and implementation of various assessment tools; and facilitated high-quality school-based professional development individually, in small teams, and in group workshop formats. Evelyn has been a highly rated presenter at numerous local, state and national conferences. At Eduscape, Evelyn is helping to develop and lead our School Data Analytics practice, deliver high-impact workshops on social-emotional learning practices and supports school and district administrators on technology integration.

Join the Social-Emotional Learning community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming edWebinars, and view recordings of previous programs to earn CE certificates.

School DaySchool Day supports school well-being and socio-emotional skills development. By giving students a voice, schools and teachers receive valuable information for the choice of pedagogical solutions as well the right measures to promote well-being. School Day is an app that works on all students’ mobile devices; it provides an interface for school management and teachers.

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Monday, October 26, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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