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Behavior Specialists Train Districts Nationwide

Supporting Students During School Closure with Panorama | Featuring: O.S.D. Behavior Specialists Kate Gross & Danielle Fortenberry Oxford, Mississippi (April 21, 2020) — The Oxford School District utilizes a social-emotional platform, Panorama Education, to identify students who are in need of additional support with social-emotional issues. The Panorama platform helps educators support students with the critical skills and mindsets that enable success in school and in life. “When schools are closed and routines are disrupted, students may face additional challenges with social-emotional regulation. Our top priority is to make sure our most vulnerable students are taken care of first,” said LaTonya Robinson, Oxford School District’s Equity Director.

Behavior Specialists, Danielle Fortenberry and Kate Gross, were invited to participate in a webinar with school districts across the country to share how the OSD is utilizing Panorama to check in with families at home. “We noticed how actively engaged the OSD team has been using the Support Note features during the Covid-19 school closures and online learning from home,” said Nicole DellaRocco Mickle, Panorama Client Success Representative.

“This helps our district better understand what barriers students are facing during online learning- are our students not completing their work because of a lack of device, lack of internet, do they lack motivation or support to complete work from home,” said Danielle Fortenberry, OSD Behavior Specialist for Della Davidson Elementary and Oxford High. Kate Gross, Behavior Specialist at Oxford Intermediate School shared on the webinar “this platform allows us to log communication with our students and/or their parents and ensure that our whole team is on board when we return from school closures.”

The Oxford School District is committed to meeting the unique educational needs of students, with a wide range of programming options throughout the district. During the Covid-19 closures, behavior specialists play an important role in supporting students, families, teachers, and administrators.