Each month RTSC secures recognized leaders in their respective fields to present on various special education and related topics geared toward supporting the at-risk population of students throughout the state and beyond. Register to attend one or more of the webinars below for an opportunity to engage with our presenters during the Q&A session which follows the presentation.
Not available to participate during the live broadcast? All of our webinars are recorded and archived on our website. Visit the Webinar Recordings page to access our archived webinars which are produced with closed caption, presenter bios, and resource links.
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Dr. Claire Crane, the Director of the Center for Community Schools at Salem State University, will speak on her long experiences developing Lynn’s Ford School into a nationally recognized full service community school. Ford became a comprehensive center for PK-adult learning, social, health and family services, and a valuable resource and support for the culturally diverse Highlands community it serves. The “community school concept” lifted Ford from the lowest to one of the highest performing schools in the city and provided legions of children and their families with learning experiences that improved their lives and futures in concrete ways. Moving from school-based practice to effect systemic change, she has carried the community school message forward to policy-makers, community leaders and teacher educators.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Position Paper on Behavioral Health and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
In the spring of 2016 the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents authored a position paper on Behavioral Health and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). The purpose of this paper was to identify the current conditions and challenges associated with meeting students’ social emotional learning needs and to outline the context in which schools are endeavoring to address these needs and to meet the challenges associated with this work. This paper also identified the key partnerships and recommended actions.
The participants will frame the problem, identify specific challenges and will offer some recommended strategies that school districts can employ to successfully implement effective SEL practice to benefit all members of their school communities
David DeRuosi, Superintendent, Saugus Public Schools
John Doherty, Superintendent, Reading Public Schools
Christopher Malone, Superintendent, Tewksbury Public Schools
Christine L. McGrath, Director of Operations, Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents