Upcoming SEL Events Around the Country

Culture, Climate, and Community: Moving from Words to Equity in Action

Start date: March 17, 2020 - End date: March 18, 2020

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

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This two-day event will feature keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an action-based approach to building capacity and raising awareness for culturally responsive practice and processes that support the deconstruction and dismantling of institutional racism (e.g., increasing student agency and voice, engaging in conversations about race and racism) and integrating tenets of equity and student learning towards creating and/or sustaining equitable and welcoming school environments.

This conference is appropriate for school and district leadership/administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, student support services personnel, potential partners in this field, and other professionals working with or on behalf of students and families.

2020 SEL Institute

Start date: April 27, 2020 - End date: April 28, 2020

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

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This two-day conference is an opportunity to learn how to build classroom practices and school-wide systems that nurture the social and emotional health of all members of school communities. This gathering will offer educators, administrators, counselors and social workers the opportunity to connect with others from across the region that are doing similar work and provide concrete steps to create a school environment that supports the whole child.

2020 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

Start date: May 18, 2020 - End date: May 20, 2020

Location: Baltimore, MD

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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.

2020 Music City SEL Conference

Start date: June 24, 2020 - End date: June 26, 2020

Location: Nashville, TN

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The 10th annual Music City SEL Conference will bring together educators, youth-serving professionals, and other community leaders and stakeholders to share skills, tools, and resources for creating learning evironments that elevate whole-child wellness and empower all members of a community to thrive. This unique conference is designed and led BY practitioners FOR practitioners.

2020 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

Start date: October 14, 2020 - End date: October 16, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL

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Hosted by CASEL, this national gathering is for all those seeking to understand, experience and apply the latest developments in social and emotional learning. Mark Your Calendars: Call for Sessions—Opens January 31, 2020,  Exhibitor Applications—Opens February 2020,  Registration—Opens spring 2020.

Past National Events

SESL in Jewish Education Conference

Date: October 24, 2019

Location: New York, NY

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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.

2019 Safe Schools Conference

Start date: October 2, 2019 - End date: October 3, 2019

Location: Harrisburg, PA

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The 2019 Safe Schools Conference will include STATE AND NATIONAL EXPERTS presenting the LATEST RESEARCH AND TRENDS in school safety and violence prevention, effective program models and promising practices; NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIESand more.

SPECIAL CONFERENCE TRACK FOR SCHOOL SECURITY PERSONNEL is available. The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will present the two-day course Adolescent Mental Health Training for School Resource Officers for school resource officers, law enforcement and other school safety leaders. NASRO will also provide separate trainings that focus on relationships and school emergency planning.

This conference is a HIGH-QUALITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners.

2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

Start date: October 2, 2019 - End date: October 4, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL

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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.

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: SEL in Health and Physical Education

Start date: July 31, 2019 - End date: August 1, 2019

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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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.

2019 Music City SEL Conference

Start date: June 26, 2019 - End date: June 28, 2019

Location: Nashville, TN

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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.

Improving School Safety: Policy Trends, Assessment, and Prevention

Date: June 25, 2019

Location: Webinar

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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.

Webinar: Using SEL Frameworks to Improve Implementation

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Online

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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!

2019 Social and Emotional Learning Conference: Building Skills for Lifelong Success

Start date: May 20, 2019 - End date: May 22, 2019

Location: Baltimore, MD

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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.

National Summit on School Safety

Start date: March 29, 2019 - End date: March 30, 2019

Location: Houston, TX

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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.

Learning FIRST Institute on Social Emotional Learning

Start date: March 4, 2019 - End date: March 5, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Meza, AZ

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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.