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Transforming Teacher Practice - The Promise of Summer Learning for Job-Embedded SEL Development
Research demonstrates that adults learn best when able to test and apply new strategies in real-world environments. Summer affords teachers the opportunity to engage in concrete experiences, try out new approaches and techniques, and reflect with peers to develop insights into what works (The Aspen Institute, 2018; Schonert-Reichl, 2017). A recent study suggests that BellXcel Summer educators believe that the professional learning they engage in as part of BellXcel Summer is influencing their confidence and attitudes toward the school year, and their practice in key areas such as growth mindset and promoting positive behavior (Bellwether Education Partners, 2018). In this webinar, we'll explore how best to leverage summer environments to advance teacher development and SEL skills, as these results suggest that summer may be under-utilized as a learning lab for educators.

Feb 26, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

2019-2020 Winter Webinar Series
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Christine Baines
Senior Manager Professional Development & Quality @BellXcel
Christine oversees BellXcel's professional learning and quality improvement, ensuring high-quality summer and afterschool experiences for scholars and educators. She has significant experience developing and delivering professional learning experiences for youth development professionals and school leaders.
Bryan Hall
Senior Director, Evaluation @BellXcel
Bryan serves as Senior Director, Evaluation for BellXcel. He has been a leader in the summer learning evaluation field for 10 years.