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The Intersection Webinar Recap: Data Quality Campaign

December 6, 2018

Our thanks to Blair Mann, Communications Director at the Data Quality Campaign. DQC’s recent report Using Data to Support and Communicate Effectively about Social-Emotional Learning equips education leaders with the tools needed to talk about social-emotional learning, including how data can help improve school investments in SEL development, how to help teachers support student success, and how schools can collect, use, and safeguard SEL data. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Social-emotional learning skills are interconnected to academic skills and include managing emotions, setting goals, showing empathy, maintaining positive relationships, and making responsible decisions.

  • Schools and districts should work within communities to ensure that parents are able to understand the role of social-emotional learning in larger academic contexts.

  • State and local leaders should consider how data can be used to measure outcomes of social-emotional learning programs, and how schools measure and use social-emotional learning data to support student growth.

For more on our conversation with Blair, please check out the full webinar below and take a look at DQC’s two-page resource sheet here.

We hope you’ll join us for our next webinar on Wednesday, December 12th, at 1pm (EST). We look forward to talking with Lynn Olson, a Senior Fellow at FutureEd (an independent think tank at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy). Lynn’s report Scaling Reform: Tennessee’s Statewide Teacher Transformation chronicles how one state, Tennessee, has made valuable changes to its teaching profession, with powerful lessons for other states to adopt. The report points to important lessons for other states seeking to leverage statewide improvements, including Tennessee’s redesign of its state education agency, its balancing of external expectations and local control, the use of data and experience to make mid-course corrections, putting teachers and teacher leaders at the center of reform; and using networks to build school and school district capacity. We hope you can join us!


Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter for details on how to register.

See you at the Intersection,
The Hunt Team




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