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24EQ: Bringing SEL to Scale with Technology


Friday, July 6, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 3:50 PM (PDT)

24EQ: Bringing SEL to Scale with Technology

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The 24EQ Conference presents Alice Ray...

What technology can - and can’t - do to personalize and scale SEL training

How does virtual learning work for emotional intelligence?


A growing mandate to better match program offerings to individual learner need and abilities is driving the development of expert system technologies to accelerate the process. This is true in reading and math. It is increasingly true with SEL as well. It’s counter-intuitive that machines could teach people to feel. They don’t feel themselves and programmers have not been able to program common sense into even the most intelligent robot. Nonetheless research has shown that students are learning empathy and problem solving skills from a computer-based program called Ripple Effects. Rather than reducing the quality or quantity of human interaction, it adds to both.


Ripple Effects is now used in thousands of schools in hundreds of school districts in the US and beyond for universal SEL promotion, targeted prevention and indicated intervention, especially in discipline and special education settings. It is listed on the National Registry of Evidence Proven Practices as a Children’s Mental Health Intervention with documented positive impacts on both internal resiliency assets and external outcomes, including retention in school and GPA. It effectively addresses three of the most common reasons that excellent programs fail to successfully scale: implementers’ own EQ, lack of domain expertise, and deficits in instructional methodologies. Yet it is not a panacea. There are many things it can not do, and many technology-based programs that are ineffective. 

Find out how Ripple Effects supports other SEL efforts in school settings and how to use the “emperor’s clothes” test in evaluating technology-based offerings for social and emotional learning.

When: July 6, 3:00-3:50 PM San Francisco time (World times for this session)

Where: Online webinar

How: Register and you'll receive an email with the link -- space is limited, so please only register if you're coming.

This session is part of 24EQ, the first ever global, virtual EQ conference (starting 00:00 GMT-Zulu July 6, and continuing for 24 hours around the world)  

Registration is free.  Donations are welcome to the Six Seconds' EQ Scholarship Fund, used to provide emotional intelligence certification training to educators who are committed to increasing EQ for the next generation.

Recordings of selected 24EQ sessions are available for two weeks to those who donate over US$ 100 to the scholarship fund.  This session will be recorded.


About the Presenter

Alice Ray, Ripple Effects

For more than 30 years Alice Ray has been a leader in translating social-emotional research into engaging, evidence-based programs to prevent children’s social injury and promote their school and life success. The original catalyst behind the development of the popular and evidence-based Second Step program, she co-founded Ripple Effects to to develop next generation technology-enhanced resources to increase student engagement, ensure greater fidelity to evidence-based practices and provide easy-to-access data to further research efforts. She has written and spoken extensively on these issues internationally and has been recognized with dozens of major awards for her work as a social entrepreneur, software designer, and filmmaker.

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Have questions about 24EQ: Bringing SEL to Scale with Technology? Contact 24EQ




Join the first ever 24-hour “virtual conference” on emotional intelligence.

24EQ - The Global, Virtual Emotional Intelligence Conference

Why: The learnable, measurable skills of emotional intelligence (EQ) are proven to yield substantial benefits at work, at school and in life.

What: Top experts from around the globe will be at your desk showing you how to leverage emotional intelligence at work, school, home, and in the community.  Speakers include:  Peter Salovey | Daniel Goleman | Marco Iacoboni | Dan Siegel | Chip Conley | David Rock | Anabel Jensen | Joshua Freedman | Massimiliano Ghini | Jayne Morrison | Granville D’Souza

Who:  Professionals who wants to tap the power of emotional intelligence to create positive change… especially leaders, change agents, learning & development experts, educators, and coaches.

When:  Starting 00:00 GMT/Zulu time, July 6 – for 24 hours (see below for time zones in major cities)

How:  See the hour-by-hour agenda and details on

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