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SEL for Multilingual Learners: Urgent Considerations and Tools to Use for Equity

SEL for Multilingual Learners: Urgent Considerations and Tools to Use for Equity

[Recorded] Date: Wednesday, November 03, 2021
Duration: 60 minutes

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The statistics are sobering: now that lockdown is behind us, we can expect one out of three students to return to in-person learning showing signs of mental or emotional distress. For our multilingual learners (MLs), the numbers are even more staggering.

In short: we’re facing yet-another crisis, and our multilingual learners’ social-emotional well-being is at risk. Their academic performance and lifelong success are in jeopardy, too. Here’s your opportunity to begin reversing these all-too-predictable outcomes.

Whether you’re a teacher or a leader, we urge you to attend our FREE webinar on SEL for Multilingual Learners, in which Diane Staehr Fenner and Mindi Teich discuss urgent considerations and provide practical tools to use for supporting MLs in your own SEL planning.

You’ll learn more about:

  • Why SEL for MLs? Why now especially?
  • What the research on SEL and MLs tells us
  • How to utilize our new SEL for MLs Framework to align essential ML supports with CASEL’s 5 SEL competencies
  • How to more purposefully address MLs’ unique strengths and needs in your SEL planning
  • So much more!


About the Presenters

Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D.,  is the president of SupportEd (www.GetSupportEd.net), a woman-owned small business located in the Washington, DC region that is dedicated to empowering multilingual learners and their educators. She collaborates with her team to provide ML professional development, technical assistance, and curriculum and assessment support to school districts, states, and organizations. Diane’s many bestselling professional books include Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners and Unlocking English Learners’ Potential, both published by Corwin.


Mindi Teich, M.A., is an EL Coach at SupportEd, where she facilitates professional development services, including coaching and curriculum support. For more than 20 years, Mindi has been an advocate for multilingual learners and their teachers. She began her career as an ESL teacher in District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), later transitioning to a professional development role.  She most recently worked as a coach and coordinator of a pilot program supporting co-teaching in the School District of Philadelphia.



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