• Social-Emotional Engagement

    The SEE-KS framework empowers educators to engage students at all social-emotional levels.

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  • Universal Design for Learning

    SEE-KS provides a framework that wraps UDL best practices and social-emotional learning together to help educators better meet the needs of all students.

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  • Targeted Professional Development

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About SEE-KS

SEE-KS™ - Social Emotional Engagement - Knowledge and Skills The SEE-KS (Social Emotional Engagement - Knowledge and Skills) is a framework developed by Emily Rubin and Jennifer Townsend. SEE-KS provides educators and service providers with professional development guided by the belief that all students can - and will - learn when instruction is designed for the benefit of all learners.

In recent years, best practice has promoted inclusive instruction - recommending that pull-out instruction for special needs be minimized (or discontinued altogether). This has left many educators with students they are not equipped to teach.

Utilizing the Universal Design for Learning framework, SEE-KS provides a professional development model that equips educators to understand the neuropsychological differences between all students, and then design instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse educational needs.

Participants will learn to encourage students social growth, and see how encouraging relationship growth among all students in a class not only improves class culture, but enhances academic outcomes.

The SEE-KS curriculum and framework is completely free (we just ask for your email address). Additionally, school districts may contract with an Author or Facilitator for direct implementation of SEE-KS within their system.

Meet Our Team
Author

Emily Rubin

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Director of the Educational Outreach Program at the Marcus Autism Center, an academic affiliate with Emory University and an NIH Autism Center of Excellence. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and related social learning disabilities. As a former adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Yale University, she has served as a member of their Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. She recently participated as a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), a committee charged with developing guidelines related to the role of speech-language pathologists in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of ASD. She is a co-author of SCERTS, a criterion referenced assessment tool and framework for social and emotional development. She lectures internationally and provides consultation to educational programs developing programs for social and emotional learning for all students as well as designing more individualized programs to serve children and adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders. Currently, one of the areas of focus of her work is on supporting community-based educational systems to build internal capacity to foster social emotional engagement and a universal design for learning.

Author

Jennifer C. Townsend, M.Ed.

Jennifer C. Townsend, M.Ed., is an Educational Consultant with expertise in social emotional learning differences including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Over the past eighteen years she has worked in collaboration with school districts to build capacity for educating students with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities in the public school setting using best practices paired with appreciative inquiry coaching. She recently co-wrote the Social Emotional Engagement Knowledge and Skills (SEE-KS) program to support this success. Jen demonstrates high quality knowledge in a manner that educators, families and other community members can learn and apply within their daily routines. She comes to the field of education with experience in school-based programming, home-based programming, professional development, coaching, implementation of evidence based practices, and universal design for learning. Jen has a Master's in Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and received a postgraduate certification in Autism Spectrum Disorder from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently working towards her Director of Special Education and Pupil Services license at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, and is an adjunct faculty member at Carroll University in Waukesha, WI.

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