Explore Second Step Resources on Playbook

Each year, nearly 20,000 elementary and middle schools use the Second Step program to help students understand and manage their emotions and social relationships. With Second Step, students develop social-emotional skills through weekly lessons that involve stories, games, writing and drawing, and other interactive activities.

Now, teachers can explore classroom activities and strategies from Second Step on Playbook, Panorama’s professional learning community for teachers. The classroom activities written by Second Step available on Playbook align with Panorama’s measures of social-emotional learning, including social awareness, emotion regulation, self-efficacy, and grit.

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Introducing Free Response Analytics

As schools collect feedback from their students, families, and teachers, we hear over and over from educators that some of the most important, actionable information comes from free response comments—and that educators want to hear more from their community. Yet knowing the right questions to ask and sorting through thousands of lines of text can be overwhelming.

About a year ago, we embarked on a journey to rethink free response questions on our surveys. Could we find a way to deliver actionable insights through well-designed questions and best-in-class text analytics?

Today, we’re excited to share the fruits of that project—free response questions that help collect the most relevant feedback from stakeholders, and a new Panorama analytics tool that automatically analyzes free response data in your school or district, visualizes the key themes, and highlights the most important responses for educators.

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Introducing Panorama Student Success

When we founded Panorama 5 years ago, we wanted to help schools use feedback from students, families, and teachers to build stronger schools. Today, Panorama serves over 5 million students in 7,000 schools in 40 states nationwide. These schools have relied on Panorama’s surveys and analytics as central tools for understanding student needs and progress across climate and culture, family engagement, and social-emotional learning.

Today we’re excited to introduce Panorama Student Success, a new platform that provides educators a complete picture of how every student is doing across academics, attendance, behavior, and social-emotional learning. With Panorama Student Success, educators can identify interventions and target supports to help every student thrive.

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Reinforcing Multi-Tiered System of Supports with Panorama Education

District and school leaders across the country are developing and implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) and using Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to identify student needs and measure progress. Social-emotional learning is the process through which students develop the mindsets, skills, and attitudes that enable them to succeed in school and in life. Panorama for SEL helps districts measure students’ social-emotional development using student perception surveys and/or teacher perception of student surveys.

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Supporting Social-Emotional Learning Growth for Every Student

Panorama’s New Student Social-Emotional Learning Reports Give Students Tools to Chart Their Own Growth

Last year, Panorama introduced Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning, an online platform for social-emotional learning student surveys and data analytics. Since then, thousands of schools have used Panorama to measure and improve their students’ social-emotional learning at the school and district level. Now, Panorama is launching student social-emotional learning reports, providing easy-to-read, actionable information about individual students’ social-emotional learning. Students and their teachers and families are using student social-emotional learning reports to identify and communicate about students’ individual strengths and opportunities for social-emotional growth.

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The Social-Emotional Skill of Perspective Taking

Social-emotional learning shows real staying power in our schools and classrooms, and social-emotional skills can be taught. One core social-emotional skill is social perspective taking, the capacity to make sense of others’ thoughts and feelings. These are the straightforward messages of Dr. Hunter Gehlbach’s article, “Learning to Walk in Another’s Shoes,” recently published in Phi Delta Kappan and profiled in the Marshall MemoIn the article, Professor Gehlbach (University of California, Santa Barbara and Director of Research at Panorama Education) outlines three actionable priorities for teaching students the social-emotional skill of social perspective taking.

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