Upcoming SEL Events Around the Country
Jewish education must adapt to be able to prepare Jewish youth to face today’s challenges and others that will inevitably arise. This requires more than a few good lesson plans or a catchy special program. Educators must prioritize serious, sustained, and systemic action to promote positive, healthy development. At this conference we’ll explore how educators can adopt a coaching approach – where skills, teamwork, and positive motivation take center stage – to integrating social, emotional, and spiritual learning (SESL), positive character growth, and Jewish learning. Sponsored by Hebrew Union College, JTS William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, Reconstructing Judaism and SEL4US.
Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes. This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.
Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.
Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.
SEL Investments Yield Returns
On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.