Free AMLE and ASCA Joint Webinar Series
Promote Social/Emotional Learning at the Middle School Level
Presenters: Amanda Jo, Bryan Boykin, and Ann McCarty
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 4-5pm ET
In the past few decades, technology has changed life as we know it and also affected social/emotional learning (SEL) in our middle school students. Learn strategies for developing and promoting SEL in your campus, including using different technological applications and programs that either incorporate SEL or lend themselves for use with SEL topics.
After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:
- Discuss the impact technology and other societal changes have impacted SEL in our students.
- Strategize ways to promote SEL learning.
- Explain how technology can play a pertinent role in gaining buy-in from stakeholders when promoting SEL.
- Use applications and other forms of technology to promote and develop SEL.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Bryan Boykin is the principal of Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington VA and is a passionate educator who believes every child can succeed when given an opportunity. In 2003, he began his formal educational career as an elementary special education teacher, and in 2007 became a school counselor at the middle and high school levels. During this time, he had the opportunity to work with students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and served as a member of the school's equity teams to increase cultural awareness and eliminate opportunity gaps for academic success. In 2011, Bryan began his administrative career as an assistant principal at Williamsburg Middle School and later Carlin Springs Elementary. As an assistant principal, Mr. Boykin worked to implement professional learning communities and develop an RTI model to provide academic support. In 2013, Bryan was selected for the SCOPE Cohort through the University of Virginia Curry School of Education for emerging educational leaders in the state of Virginia. Mr. Boykin is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, holds a Master's degree in counseling, and an endorsement in educational administration.
Dr. Ann McCarty Perez is a passionate educator with over 20 years of experience working in schools to improve processes and outcomes. She has been a middle school teacher, principal, and central office administrator for curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She is well versed in state and federal programming and data driven decision making. In her various roles she has implemented curriculum reviews and writing activities, program and process reviews, MTSS and responsive instruction, student behavior modification plans and PBIS, coordinated projects to reduce truancy, increased student achievement and closed gaps, provided services for at-risk students, and collaborated with parents to create school community. Her experience includes a variety of settings to include urban, sub-urban, and rural schools.
As a presenter and facilitator, Dr. McCarty Perez has helped school leaders with vision and mission, master scheduling, equity and courageous leadership, implementation of MTSS, and using Professional Learning Communities to increase teacher capacity and improve instructional outcomes. As a school and district leader, she has demonstrated results of closing achievement gaps and improving outcomes for all students through continuous improvement efforts and strategic planning. In addition to her work in K-12 education, Dr. McCarty has been an adjunct professor at George Washington University where she worked with aspiring school leaders on supervision of instruction.