“Success for Every Learner” Webinar Explores the Importance of Social-Emotional Learning for At-Risk Students

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PresenceLearning’s March 24th webinar features world-renowned social-emotional learning expert Dr. Ed Dunkelblau


Dr. Dunkelblau’s 90-minute webinar “SEL: The Real Skills for Success!” will discuss why at-risk students need to be equipped with SEL skills and how these skills will empower at-risk students in schools

Serving at-risk students comes with a different set of considerations for educators including distractions, fears and a lack of social emotional competence. All of these can be obstacles for students who are trying to learn and feel safe at school. In order to help educators provide students with the social emotional learning (SEL) skills they need to succeed in both school and life, PresenceLearning is hosting the second installment of their Spring 2016 webinar series, “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful.” Being held on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10 AM Pacific, this webinar features world-renowned expert in social-emotional learning (SEL) Dr. Ed Dunkelblau. Dr. Dunkelblau’s 90-minute webinar “SEL: The Real Skills for Success!” will discuss why at-risk students need to be equipped with SEL skills and how these skills will empower at-risk students in schools.

To register for the free webinar, visit: http://pages.presencelearning.com/Success-For-Every-Learner-EdDunkelblau-Registration-Page.html.

During the webinar, Dr. Dunkleblau will:
●    Unpack the specific skills associated with SEL
●    Explain why acquiring SEL skills is important for students both in and out of the classroom
●    Answer attendee questions about incorporating SEL skill acquisition strategies

About the “Success for Every Learner” webinar series
At-risk students are often labeled as problems as young as kindergarten and first grade. Is there more educators can do to help the most vulnerable student population? The “Success for Every Learner: From At-Risk to Successful” webinar series dives deeper into school climate and behavior issues by exploring the school-to-prison pipeline, analyzing how bias affects discipline and disciplinary measures, and discussing what needs to be done to break this cycle. Before Dr. Dunkelblau’s webinar, Dr. Frances Stetson, a leading special education and inclusion specialist, kicked off the series with her webinar on how to reduce the inappropriate identification of minority students for special education services. Dr. Ross Greene, a best-selling author, speaker and psychologist who originated the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach for students with serious challenges, will wrap up the series with his webinar on how his CPS approach can help reduce disciplinary issues for students with exceptional needs.

PresenceLearning is an approved provider of continuing education for both the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Attendance at these live webinars qualifies eligible members for continuing education units (CEUs) from ASHA or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit from NASP.

About Dr. Ed Dunkelblau
Dr. Dunkelblau is a licensed clinical psychologist and nationally known speaker on the topics of social-emotional intelligence, humor, and health. Dr. Dunkelblau has two master's degrees from Columbia University: one in psychology and the other in vocational and rehabilitation counseling, and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas, where he was recently recognized as a distinguished alum.

About PresenceLearning
PresenceLearning (http://www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of online speech and occupational therapy, behavioral and mental health services, and assessments for K-12 districts and families of children with special needs. PresenceLearning’s nationwide network of online professionals and telehealth providers includes hundreds of highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), and behavioral and mental health professionals. Sessions are delivered “anytime anywhere” via live videoconferencing using the latest in evidence-based practices combined with powerful progress reporting.

By partnering with PresenceLearning, education agencies can fill service gaps related to acute and chronic shortages of special education related services personnel, reduce high caseloads for on-site personnel, reduce their backlog of assessments, improve student outcomes, and improve program efficiency. Since 2009, PresenceLearning has delivered more than 1 million live, online therapy sessions to students in public, charter, and virtual schools across the U.S. and globally, proving that online delivery of special education related services is practical, convenient, and effective.

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