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Social and Emotional Competence: 
Essential Skills for School & Life Success
October 9, 2018 4-5pmEST

A burgeoning body of research has demonstrated the essential role that social and emotional competence plays in school and life success.  As the evidence accrues, more State Departments of Education and School Districts are adopting social and emotional learning standards. In addition, although the majority of principals believe that social and emotional learning is important, they are unsure of how to implement and evaluate these programs.  

In collaboration with the NCASCD, this webinar will introduce the essential questions confronting school administrators and educators:shutterstock_265604252
1) What is social and emotional learning? 
2) Why is it important to my students and staff?
3) What should I do about it? 

*All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance to use toward Professional Development (where applicable)
*Not available to attend at this time and date? Go ahead and register we will share the recording after the live session.                                                                                                          

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Webinar Presenter:
is the Vice President of Research & Development for Aperture Education ( He is a graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland and received his Master's degree in experimental psychology from Bryn Mawr College.

For the past 25 years, Paul’s career has focused on strength-based approaches to promoting social and emotional competence and resilience in children, youth, and the adults who care for them.   Believing that such approaches should be data-drive, Paul has authored many widely-used, strength-based assessments of behaviors related to children and adolescents’ social and emotional strengths and needs including the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants (DECA-I), Toddlers (DECA-T) Preschoolers (DECA-P2), and most recently, the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA).  These assessments have been adopted by more than 5,000 school districts, out-of-school-time programs, Head Start, and other early care and education programs both in the United States and internationally. 

More than 6 million children and youth have been assessed with these tools and the results used by professionals and parents to promote their social and emotional competence, foster their resilience, and build the skills these children will need for school and life success.
 In addition to the assessments mentioned above, he has authored numerous research articles and chapters on resilience and related topics.  Paul has presented to varied audiences including psychologists, teachers, school administrators, out-of-school-time professionals, and parents throughout the United States and internationally on promoting resilience in children, youth, and adults. 


NCASCD is a long established, well organized association and is the premier organization which cuts across job titles in enlisting all categories of educators in the improvement of educational opportunities for children. The resulting synergy ignites a common goal - the best interest of students everywhere. This vantage point is the foundation for NCASCD's long standing reputation as a prime source for critical thinking and unbiased information about education. We serve educators all across NC and our Regional Presidents help us lead across the state.

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