PowerSchool Announces Webinar with Leading Organization CASEL on Social and Emotional Learning Best Practices | Business


FOLSOM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 10, 2022–

PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education in North America, announced that it will host a webinar focused on supporting holistic child education. The live webinar, titled: “ Supporting Whole Child Teaching with Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Classroom and Beyond” will be co-presented by Melissa SchlingerVice President of Practice and Programs at The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and Michael Bonner, educator and author. The free live webinar will take place on Thursday, February 17 at 12 p.m. PT. Participants can register here on the PowerSchool website.

The need for SEL-focused tools grew even before the pandemic with 70% of directors identify it as a priority in 2019, compared to 43% two years earlier. And, as teachers work to resolve unfinished learning while simultaneously helping students readapt to in-person instruction, the need for solutions that support students’ social and emotional needs is greater than ever, such as underlined by a recent Ministry of Education report.

Schlinger and Bonner will share best practices for implementing SEL-based instruction across all curriculum areas in K-12 classrooms. Schlinger oversees CASEL’s Collaborating Districts Initiative (CDI), where she leads efforts to advance the systemic implementation of evidence-based SEL in school districts across the country. Bonner teaches fourth and sixth grade English at the renowned Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta. He has been honored by Ellen DeGeneres, NBC Nightly News along with Lester Holt, Ashton Kutcher Foundation, Flocabulary, Front Row and other media formats in recognition of his positive and innovative approaches to changing frameworks surrounding education for all children.

The two will lead a detailed discussion for K-12 educators and administrators about how SEL can support whole-child teaching, how data can help support SEL implementations, and how setting of an equitable learning environment is key to unlocking the potential of these programs. They will also discuss the challenges that students, educators, and parents have faced regarding SEL during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the need for a long-term solution to support students and educators and ensure the SEL program is integrated into the foundation of education,” said Melissa Schlinger, Vice President of Practice and Programs at CASEL. “I am excited to describe real-world use cases of how to use the CASEL framework, which was founded nearly 30 years ago, and to highlight how educators can use SEL to cultivate skills and environments that advance student learning and development.”

PowerSchool, a strong proponent of social and emotional learning, announced the acquisition of Plank, a leading provider of behavior management solutions in K-12 education, in November 2021 to support students’ social and emotional learning and mental health. Kickboard helps educators effectively manage social and emotional learning, positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS), and multilevel support systems (MTSS) to help improve student well-being, school culture and achieve more equitable results. In fall 2021, PowerSchool also launched its “ Guide to improving support for social and emotional learningan e-book that provides practical solutions to the growing needs of SEL for students, teachers, and administrators.

To learn more and to register for the live webinar, visit here. If you can’t watch the webinar live, you can still sign up at the link above to receive the on-demand version to watch after it airs.

About PowerSchool

PowerSchool (NYSE: PWSC) is the leading cloud-based software provider for K-12 education in North America. Its mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, their way. PowerSchool connects students, teachers, administrators, and parents, with the common goal of improving student outcomes. From the office to the classroom at home, it helps schools and districts effectively manage status reporting and related compliance, special education, finance, human resources, talent, enrollment, attendance, funding, learning, instruction, grading, assessments and analytics in one unified platform. PowerSchool supports more than 45 million students worldwide and more than 13,000 customers, including more than 90 of the top 100 districts by student enrollment in the United States, and sells solutions in more than 90 country. Visit www.powerschool.com to learn more.

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