ACT | Mawi Learning Webinars

Learn about new and free resources to continue to meet both academic and student well-being needs.

Social Emotional Learning for Parents

July 21, 2020

ACT SEL consultant, Rita Pira, partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools Parent Academy to help parents understand what SEL is. She also provided SEL best practices for parents to use with their children to expand their possibilities for success.

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Rita Pira, ACT SEL Consultant

Feeling Disconnected? Foster student relationships, ease anxiety, and maintain motivation during in-home learning.

May 19, 2020

Hear from Dr. Jeremy Burrus, Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning Researcher at ACT and Jeff Allmon, Counselor with McPherson Middle School, McPherson, KS, about the importance of social emotional learning, especially in time of uncertainty. They’ll discuss practical application and research of SEL and showcase how McPherson Middle School is putting SEL into action for improved learning (both in-classroom and in-home) for students and educators.


  • Jeff Allmon, Counselor, McPherson Middle School
  • Jeremy Burrus, Ph.D, Research Scientist, ACT Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning
  • JoRae Myers, College and Career Advocate, McPherson Middle School
  • Kim Krase, Social Worker, McPherson Middle School



Cory Galano, Sr. Product Manager, ACT Learning Division – SEL

How Parents Can Help Stem a "Covid-19" Learning Slide

May 7, 2020

You’ve likely heard of the “summer slide” when, unfortunately, students lose academic ground. Mawi Learning’s founder, Mawi Asgedom, will demonstrate powerful SEL tools, The Can Do and Not Yet Circles, to help parents and students grow continuously. Parents will learn how to help students expand their Can Do Circle in both academic and personal areas and adopt a growth mindset for future success.


Mawi Asgedom, Founder, Mawi Learning



Jim Arey, Vice President, District 214 Education Association



Kelly Booz, Director, Share My Lesson, American Federation of Teachers

SEL and Equity: Follow the Data

Date: April 22, 2020

Providing equitable opportunities for young people’s social, emotional, and academic growth is paramount. Equity in education goes deeper than providing equal education to all students. Equity in education is providing each student with the education they need to live and thrive.

Hear the most recent findings of ACT’s Center for Equity in Learning and how SEL can be leveraged to promote equity. Get a first-hand look at some of the most recent data compiled, using measures of SEL achievement across diverse populations, and an understanding of which approaches yield the most substantive results. And briefly preview ACT’s SEL Solutions—evidence-based K-12 student curriculum, a suite of ELL options, educator professional development, and assessment—that align with CASEL’s 5 core competencies.

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  • Evona Jones, Senior Account Executive, ACT SEL Solutions-Mawi Learning and Tessera
  • Nancy Lewin, Ed.D., Program Director, ACT Center for Equity in Learning
  • Dana Murano, Ph.D., Research Scientist, ACT Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning



Holly Kurtz, Director, Education Week Research Center

Looking for additional free SEL resources? Visit our COVID-19 Resource page for more materials that can be used with students, educators, and families.