Fix systems, not students: Reimagining Tier 1 instruction through SEL

SEPT 9, 2020

In this webinar recording, we'll cover:

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    Ensuring SEL instruction is inclusive for students of color

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    Incorporating meaningful SEL instruction and building a supportive school climate, whether on site or remote

  • 3

    Building adult capacity for examining identities, actions, and mindsets

Speaker Details

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Becky Barstein

Professional Learning Manager, Panorama Education

Becky Barstein designs and facilitates professional development that deepens leaders' understanding of equity and stakeholder voice in their communities. Becky has led PD for districts across the nation including Everett Public Schools (WA), Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Hawaii Department of Education, and the Iowa Department of Education.

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Arin Johnson

Solution architect, Newsela

Arin Johnson is a seasoned educator specializing in curricular design. As a Solution Architect with Newsela she works with districts and educators to make their curricular visions come to life and unlock the written word for all students.

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Christina Pirzada

Senior Product Manager

Christina Pirzada is the product manager for social-emotional learning at Newsela. She previously taught middle school literacy and produced network-wide curriculum and professional development at Alpha Public Schools in San Jose, California and RePublic Charter Schools in Nashville, Tennessee.


Melanie Daniel

Supervisor for Student Services & Special Education, Stafford County Public Schools

Melanie provides support and leadership for the student services staff and social-emotional learning programs within the district. She has provided supervision for multiple disciplines within the district to include gifted education, accelerated programs, and service-learning initiatives.

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