Upcoming SEL Events Around the Country
CASEL will bring together approximately 1,200 stakeholders to advance the SEL movement at the inaugural CASEL Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on October 2, 3 and 4, 2019. The conference will gather collaborators from across the U.S. and the world who are leading the way for fundamental changes in education on behalf of, and with, our children. It was also provide the opportunity for multiple generations of stakeholders to engage in cross-disciplinary conversations that catalyze new partnerships and drive action. The learning agenda will explore cutting-edge science, practice, and policy. The gathering will reflect social and emotional learning in both content and form, including experiential activities for participants to engage in and bring back to their communities.
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.
Past National Events
Join SHAPE America this summer as we explore social and emotional learning competencies and identify ways to teach and assess SEL skills in the health, physical education and physical activity settings. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opened new opportunities for schools to emphasize these important skills, including a student’s ability to make good decisions, recognize and respond to their own emotions, form effective peer relationships, and persevere through difficulty. Topic areas will include skills-based health education as well as alignment to SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
With more than 100 unique workshops and empowering plenaries, participants will learn from peers and experts from around the country. Content tracks will include SEL & academic integration, equity & diversity promotion, embedding health & wellness, parent & stakeholder engagement, and policy, practice & systemic change.
In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll hear about the steps that state and local leaders are taking to prevent school violence through the implementation of threat assessment models and through efforts to improve school climate.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a field with a growing number of different frameworks, tools that help organize ideas and provide a foundation for thinking, communicating, and acting. Having so many frameworks can be confusing, and selecting a framework can be difficult. To help address this challenge, the Assessment Work Group (AWG) has published a series of briefs that offer concise, accessible information to support systems, schools, community organizations, and individual practitioners working to advance their efforts and improve youths’ social and emotional competencies. Three collaborators from the Assessment Work Group will share more on:
- Why frameworks are important to effective teaching and learning
- Results from a study on 126 different framework
- Using special tools for comparing and connecting frameworks developed by Harvard’s EASEL Lab
- And much more!
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.
The National Summit on School Safety is an intensive and interactive two-day conference. Conference sessions will cover the six-key areas essential to comprehensive school safety: (1) physical environment (2) operations and emergency management (3) mental and behavioral health (4) health and wellness (5) culture, climate, and community (6) school law, policy and finance.
Come spend two powerful days of learning with our team of educational experts to help your school and district move forward to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students and in ALL schools. This institute will afford you the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of Social Emotional Learning and ultimately, create a more effective learning environment for both students and staff. Our presenters have extensive knowledge pertaining to high quality SEL systems, structures and instruction.
Hosted by Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL) in partnership with Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab, this two-day training – comprised of course 101 and 102 – can lead to a certificate in instruction for social-emotional learning and character development (SECD).