Guidance on Social and Emotional Learning

Engaging Students and Families During COVID-19

Connection with students and families is essential to having kids show up to learn whether it takes place remotely or in a brick and mortar building. This webinar will explore strategies for developing and strengthening relationships with students and families as part of distance learning, and how educators, school staff and partners can use this time to tend to students’ social and emotional needs. Our speakers will discuss how they are using data to monitor participation, and how they have intervened when connections are lost or need to be reestablished. In addition, our speakers will offer reflections about the educational inequities exacerbated by the pandemic, and how they will affect the transition back to school, whether lessons are virtual, in person or a blend.

Presenters: Hedy Chang, Executive Director, Attendance Works; Charlene Russell-Tucker, Deputy Commissioner of Education, CSDE; Sandra Locke, Superintendent, Naugatuck Public Schools; and other national educational leaders

Dates: May 15, 2020, 2:00-3:15 p.m. ET