WEBINAR AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND
Supporting School Culture
Positive school climates are critically important for students to achieve their full academic and personal potential. But bullying can negatively impact students’ sense of social, emotional and physical safety – key components of a positive school climate.
Join EVERFI and Dr. Deb Temkin, a recognized leader in the fields of school climate and school-based prevention, for a deep dive into evidence-based teaching strategies for helping students grow their resilience in the face of adversity and build strong connections with others.
In this webinar, you’ll learn what the latest research tells us about why bullying occurs and how we can prevent it, the most effective ways to address bullying in your classroom to influence overall school climate, and how educators can empower students to advocate for themselves and others.
Attendees will receive:
- Certificate for 1 hour of professional development
- Free resources and lessons including digital access to Honor Code
- Capstone Project - A School-wide Campaign for Positive Culture
Dr. Deborah Temkin
Deborah Temkin, Ph.D., is a recognized leader in the fields of school climate and school-based prevention. Her work on bullying prevention led to a position in the U.S. Dept. of Education, where she led the Federal Initiative on Bullying Prevention and was a finalist for the 2012 Call to Service Medal of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. She played a major role in creating stopbullying.gov and coordinated the 2011 White House Conference on Bullying, among other initiatives.Dr. Temkin currently leads Child Trends’ education program area, where her work focuses on the intersections between education and healthy social and emotional development.
Erin Thwaites is an Instructional Designer for K-12 Products at EVERFI. She is particularly focused on developing digital learning experiences that address the social and emotional health of K-12 students. Erin has worked with Upward Bound where she discovered a passion for helping set students up for success later in life. She was a full time volunteer with AmeriCorps where she engaged lower income communities in bullying prevention and family engagement programs. Upon completing her volunteer term she joined National Parent Teacher Association where she spent five years developing national programs and resources addressing behavioral health and social emotional learning of K-12 students.