Date: Monday, November 15th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM EST

Audience: K-8 educators

Price: $24.99 (Includes downloadable resources and a link to the recording.)


Educators and students are finally settling back into their physical classroom spaces, and while we all desperately want a return to normal, we are finding that a lot has changed. Many of us are realizing we may have underestimated how much our students’ social, emotional, and academic development was impacted over the last eighteen months. While everyone did their best to take care of the needs of their students under difficult circumstances, the fact of the matter is that eighteen months of their lives were disrupted, and our students may be dealing with significant gaps in their social, emotional, and academic development.  We simply can’t expect to close those gaps in six to nine weeks. So where do we go from here?

 In this Pop-Up PD, you will:

  • Explore the impact of the pandemic on students’ social, emotional, and academic development
  • Learn how to use our understanding of development to forge a path forward that will address gaps in students’ SEL skills
  • Develop a plan to incrementally bridge the gap over the course of the year with Responsive Classroom practices




Margie Dorshorst

Margie is a Curriculum and Instructional Designer and Consulting Teacher for the Center for Responsive Schools, and focuses on developing resources and supportive practices for K8 educators and leaders. She has an extensive education career, with thirty-three years serving as an elementary principal, speech-language pathologist, able learner teacher, and staff development facilitator. Through her various roles she has helped to create systems to empower educators and school leaders to design and implement innovative practices.  



Hannah Dorshorst

Hannah is a school psychologist for the Madison Metropolitan School District in Madison, Wisconsin. Hannah works with students and educators to support social, emotional, and academic learning while focusing on building schoolwide systems for proactive and reactive support, especially for students with behavioral and/or mental health challenges. Hannah has participated in an ongoing research study to increase family connections and is a passionate advocate for embedding SEL learning in education.