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Improving SEL Measurement for Children in Crisis

February 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Webcast Recording

Crisis poses a threat to children’s learning and holistic development. But children can also demonstrate remarkable resilience in the face of adversity, and with the right support can gain academic and social-emotional skills. Nevertheless, we currently lack the assessment tools that stakeholders need in order to understand how to improve these skills for children in crisis. Join ECCN, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and NYU Global TIES for Children (TIES) for a webcast on efforts to improve measurement for children’s learning and holistic development. Participants will hear about results from a scoping study on research; learn about new SEL measurement tools currently being developed and tested by research-practice partnerships; and provide input on a resource to guide decision making in SEL measurement selection, adaptation, use, and analysis.



Webcast Presenters

Jamie Weiss-Yagoda is a Senior Education Policy Advisor at the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC). She previously served as the IRC’s Education Program Manager. Weiss-Yagoda holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a Master’s in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Jamie Weiss-Yagoda

Carly Tubbs Dolan is the Director for Measurement and Metrics for the Education in Emergencies: Evidence for Action initiative led by New York University’s Global TIES for Children (TIES/NYU) and the International Rescue Committee. She is also a senior advisor to TIES/NYU, a global research center at NYU that she helped found and launch. Dolan holds a BA in comparative literature from NYU, an MA in psychology, and a PhD in applied psychology with a focus in quantitative methodology.

Carly Tubbs Dolan

Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns is the Senior Research Advisor for Education at the IRC. She previously taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is the founder of Juegos de Paz, a peace education program that works in partnership with Peace First. Ferráns holds BA degrees in psychology and philosophy from the University of Los Andes, Colombia, as well as an MA in prevention science and practice and an EdD in human development and education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns

Roxane Caires is the Project Associate for Measurement and Metrics for the Education in Emergencies: Evidence for Action (3EA) initiative, a research-practice partnership between the Global TIES for Children and the IRC. She previously worked in local government, conducting a large-scale community needs assessment to monitor the impact of targeted funding on key child and youth outcomes. Caires received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus on education from the University of California at Berkeley and her master’s degree in applied psychology from NYU.

Roxane Caires


Anjuli Shivshanker is the Senior Research and Learning Advisor for USAID’s Education in Conflict and Crisis Team. She previously worked in humanitarian contexts as a researcher, country office manager, surveyor, and program manager.

Anjuli Shivshanker

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