Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
An Education Week Webinar, with content provided by SecondStep
Paul Cruz, superintendent, Austin Independent School District, Texas
Sherrie Raven, director of SEL, Austin Independent School District, Texas
Roger Weissberg, chief knowledge officer, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Joan Cole Duffell, executive director, Committee for Children
Schools that explicitly teach social-emotional learning (SEL) create positive learning environments and see an average 11 percent increase in academic achievement. Austin Independent School District (ISD) has transformed its entire learning ecosystem through a districtwide commitment to SEL. National leaders in SEL will share the research case for SEL as a key to improved student outcomes, innovative strategies for best-practice SEL implementation and sustainability, effect of SEL on Austin ISD schools, and lessons learned while transforming schools with SEL.
Paul Cruz, Austin ISD Superintendent, will highlight the distinguished panel of presenters. In his time with Austin ISD, graduation rates have improved to an all-time high of 84.1 percent, and post-secondary enrollment rates have increased significantly. Roger Weissberg, CASEL Chief Knowledge Officer, will share expertise in the field of social-emotional learning. Sherrie Raven, Austin ISD SEL Coordinator, will provide real-world examples and advice for successful school- and district-wide implementation.