Virtual “SEL Vision Summit” Helps Participants Take Social & Emotional Learning to the Next Level

Aperture Education’s inaugural professional development conference brings together industry experts with school and district members to support students 

Never before has there been more of a need to support social and emotional skills for students and educators alike. Aperture Education is addressing this need with its inaugural SEL Vision Summit: Level Up Your SEL, a new virtual one-day professional development conference. The conference takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 20, 2021. To register, visit All registrants will receive Aperture’s 2021 SEL Toolkit for free.

The SEL Vision Summit brings together teachers, school and district leaders, school counselors, out-of-school time providers, and industry experts to share key insights and actionable practices that can help participants easily take their SEL programs to the next level.

“The past year has really emphasized the importance of social and emotional learning. It also created new challenges for teachers and administrators,” said Jessica Adamson, CEO of Aperture Education. “Many teachers and students are struggling right now and we want to help. Our new SEL Vision Summit will give participants the opportunity to learn from each other and discuss best practices learned over the past year. They’ll also gain actionable tips and learn about resources to support SEL for both their students, and themselves.”

Sessions include:

  • Level Up Your Program: Explore SEL implementation science, how SEL can support Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, how to use SEL to support classroom management, and how SEL can be used in out-of-school time programs.
  • Level Up Your Staff: Learn the importance of teacher resilience, SEL training for educators, and the changing role of out-of-school-time programs and staff.
  • Level Up Your Students: Dive into student voice & choice, how to incorporate SEL at the high school level, how top districts are handling challenges related to the pandemic and re-entry, and how out-of-school-time programs can build connections across all stakeholders.
  • Level up the Field: Understand the national landscape of SEL, the impact of SEL, and funding for SEL programs.

All sessions will be available on demand to registered attendees. Certificates of attendance will be available to attendees following the event.

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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