Aperture Education Partners with Move This World to Provide its Customers with Additional Social-Emotional Learning Strategies

Move This World

Partnership allows Aperture customers to access short videos from Move This World to teach social emotional skills to students

Charlotte N.C. (Aug. 10, 2020) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) companies Aperture Education and Move This World have partnered to provide Aperture’s customers with additional resources to support the development of students’ social-emotional skills. Aperture customers can now access a sampling of short videos created by Move This World that help develop and strengthen students’ social-emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. The videos will be added to the hundreds of social and emotional learning Growth Strategies Aperture already offers through its DESSA Comprehensive SEL System.

“Move This World’s resources to help students identify, manage, and express their emotions completely align with our work so a partnership made perfect sense,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “We’re now able to offer additional strategies to our customers and get Move This World’s amazing videos in front of even more teachers and students.”

Aperture Education’s DESSA Comprehensive SEL System provides assessments to measure the social-emotional competence of students in grades K-12. Its Growth Strategies are research-informed social emotional learning interventions, lesson plans and activities created for teachers, by teachers for grades K-8. Once they administer the DESSA, teachers, counselors, and out-of-school-time providers can use the applicable strategies to help bolster SEL skills of students in areas in which they need additional support. The strategies can be administered at school or at home.

Move This World is a foundational social emotional learning program designed for PreK-12 educators and students.  Its curriculum is delivered through short videos, allowing teachers to prioritize social emotional learning with consistency. The videos guide students and educators through creative exercises designed to develop and strengthen social-emotional skills and provide an opportunity for teachers to quickly check in and proactively identify students who may need additional support.

“Aperture Education’s DESSA System helps schools identify how students are developing core social emotional learning skills, which will help them thoughtfully think about how they plan for SEL instruction,” said Jennifer Money, Marketing Director of Move This World. “As a tier 1, foundational SEL support, we’re excited to help communities of students build these essential life skills together and know that schools are looking for a way to measure impact. We’re excited to share this sampling of content with Aperture to help support their students SEL development.”

Aperture Education also partnered with Move This World to create a free webinar for schools as they prepare to start the 2020-21 school year. The webinar includes advice from educators and discussions about how to incorporate SEL into different learning environments to help schools plan for various re-opening models. The webinar is available at

About Aperture Education

Aperture Education specializes in social and emotional learning (SEL) solutions. Our flagship product, the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, allows educators to measure, strengthen, and support social-emotional competence in youth in grades K-12. The DESSA System includes a suite of strength-based assessments, a universal screener that can be administered in less than a minute, and growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional competence. The DESSA System is lauded by researchers because it meets high standards for reliability and validity and is appreciated by educators for its ability to easily and quickly identify each student’s personal SEL strengths and provide practical supports that result in improved student outcomes. Because strengthening social-emotional skills is as important for educators as it is for students, we also offer the Educator Social Emotional Reflection and Training (EdSERT) tool. EdSERT is a professional development program to support the social-emotional competency and well-being of educators. For more information, go to

About Move This World

Move This World cultivates students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) skills that empower them to navigate the complex and rapidly-changing realities of our world. Move This World is a social emotional learning program that enables students to establish and maintain healthy relationships with peers, staff and themselves. The curriculum is delivered through an extensive online library of PreK-12 videos and resources rooted in creative expression that help students, teachers and staff develop a common language to improve communication and build trust. Move This World has impacted the lives of over 1 million students across 30 states.

The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.

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