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About Our Events

Throughout the year, we offer in-person convenings, webinars, and peer sharing calls. Invites to these events are sent by email to SEB Academy participants. If you are an Academy participant, but have not received these invites, please contact us at sebacademy@edc.org.

If you have questions about our events, please reach out to your team's SEB Academy coach.

Upcoming In-Person Convenings

Spring Convening -- Register here!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 8:30am-3:30pm 

Join your fellow academy participants to reflect on the past year, plan for next year, learn from graduating academy teams, and experience hands-on collaborative learning sessions. Engage in session on topics such as:

  • Sustaining MTSS for SEB
  • Mental Health and Mindfulness Supports
  • End-of-Year SEB Assessment
  • Ending the Year on a Strong Note
  • Planning for Next Year

Location: Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham MA 

Free parking is available onsite. Lunch will be provided.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinars are open to anyone at any school or district participating in the academy. Registration is open until the time that the webinar begins. If you miss a webinar, you can find a summary video and materials in the All Events Library. To see all previous webinars currently available, please go to All Events Library

Leading for Change -- Register here!

March 7, 2024 (3:00-4:30pm)

Leading a school or district through change is a complex and challenging process. Leaders must have a clear vision and message, create a culture where change is embraced, shift mindsets about teaching and learning, establish systems for continuous improvement, and engage in self-work about their own leadership skills, mindsets, and areas for growth. This session will introduce leaders to a leadership framework from National Equity Project and will include opportunities to reflect, discuss with peers, and set action steps.

School Family Partnerships -- Register here!

April 9, 2024 (9:30-11:00am)

When families are a part of their child’s educational journey, students across primary and secondary schools show improvements in academic achievement, graduation rates, behaviors, social-behavioral competence, and mental health. Parents and teachers benefit as well. However, schools often struggle with creating true partnerships with families in order to provide a holistic approach to addressing student SEB needs. This webinar will focus on the research that describes the outcomes of family-school partnerships as well as provide strategies to use to increase family-school partnerships. 

Upcoming Peer Sharing Calls

These calls bring together teams across districts with similar interests and challenges to share ideas, ask questions, and strengthen networks across the Commonwealth. Peer Sharing Calls are open to anyone at any school or district participating in the academy.

Data-Informed Decision-Making- Register Here

Data Informed Decision Making is defined as using facts, metrics, and data to guide strategic decisions that align with your goals, objectives, and initiatives.  In our 3 sessions we will identify data sources that align with measuring goals and implementation fidelity; examine how to use data to inform tiered decisions making and creating data routines for ongoing use; and finally disaggregating data as a way to ensure equity. We hope to demystify the use of data and help guide and inform your tiered supports.

February 1, February 13, and February 29 from 3-4pm

Newcomer Populations - Register Here

Many communities and school districts in Massachusetts are experiencing an influx of new students and families, several of whom have recently arrived in this country as refugees/asylum seekers. Not only are these families brand new to the U.S. education system – some of them have gone through a difficult journey, have left loved ones behind in their home countries, and/or are in precarious living situations. Efforts to welcome, integrate, and educate all students are complicated by language barriers and a lack of support structure for cultural groups new to the community. How is your school managing this complex situation? How can the social and emotional competencies that we aim to build in our students help us to connect with new arrivals? How can we find the resources to incorporate the needs of these children into our multi-tiered systems of support? This series of peer-sharing calls will be an opportunity to share challenges, successes, and innovative strategies for supporting newcomer populations in our schools.

February 7, February 14, and February 28 from 3-4pm

Creating and Building Systems to Identify, Manage, and Monitor Students Needing Supports - Register Here

Aiming to improve your system for identification, placement and monitoring of students receiving mental health supports? Trying to streamline your referral process? Eager to get an SST off the ground in your school or district? Engage with peers as you think through the ways to create and strengthen SSTs in your setting.

March 5, March 12, and March 19 from 2-3 pm

PBIS Focused Trainings

Teams focused on PBIS will also engage in three in-person PBIS trainings per year. These additional professional development opportunities will teach the structure, processes, resources, and collaboration needed for school-wide implementation of PBIS. These trainings follow a set scope and sequence aligned with the National Center for PBIS.