What You Will Learn

Research continues to show that mastery of social-emotional skills is critical for academic and workplace success.  One large study showed that implementing an SEL Curriculum increased academic performance by 11 percentile points.  And a 2019 survey of HR professionals found that they considered soft skills equally or more important for hiring than specific, task-oriented hard skills.

But, once an SEL program has been implemented, how can progress be measured?  Join author Anthony Pearson, LPC – a school counselor in Marietta, GA – for this 90-minute webinar to gain a high-level view of various measurement tools.  Attendees will gain an understanding of how to use self-reporting, observations from others, behavioral documentation and academic data points.  Anthony will share several specific practices that have proven effective, including dots-in-a-box, school-wide archaeology and teacher communication ideas. He will reveal how becoming intentional about measuring these skills can become a core part of the SEL curriculum -- so your school’s practice can make the most impact on students.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the connection between SEL and academic achievement
  • Understand the relationship between SEL, behavior issues and attitudes toward school
  • Explore methods for measuring attitudes, skills and knowledge
  • Discover examples of effective SEL measuring tools
  • Work through an illustration of school-wide archaeology data gathering and how to use that data

You Will Also Receive

The 29.00 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Anthony Pearson, LPC progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use
Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

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Anthony Pearson, LPC
About the Presenter

Anthony Pearson, LPC is an Elementary School Counselor with Marietta City Schools in Atlanta, a Licensed Therapist and an author. He has been a School Counselor of the Year and Writer of the Year for his county and region.  In 2012, Anthony was recognized as one of the top ten school counselors in the nation. Anthony is the author of two children’s books as well as two school counseling books including Counseling with Color and Guidance with Good Measure and is nearly always writing and researching. He has presented nationally and regionally on a wide array of topics - from quantifying counseling interventions to new best practices.  Anthony doesn’t think that data should be a “four-letter” word. He is excited to see counselors finding new ways to make positive impacts on kids and he believes that educators who lean into their own passions and experiences create spaces for students to thrive and grow.