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SEL4TX 2nd Annual Virtual Conference on SEL

Date: September 28, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
SEL4TX 2ND Annual SEL Conference

Hosted by the Social-Emotional Learning Alliance for Texas (SEL4TX), this virtual event provides a full day of high quality sessions presented by SEL thought leaders from around the nation and across the state.

With growing challenges in education, widening gaps in student learning, and educator burnout at an all-time high, the need for SEL in schools has never been greater.

SEL Day 2023

Date: March 10, 2023
All-day event
Location: Online

SEL4US and The Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the fourth annual International SEL Day on Friday, March 10, 2023. Our theme this year is: Uplifting Hearts, Connecting Minds.

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Best Practices Conference on Social-Emotional Learning

Date: September 20, 2022
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH
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This timely conference on 09/20 and 09/21 will focus on providing in-depth information and practical policies and strategies for schools and districts addressing the areas of trauma-sensitive classrooms, suicide prevention, social-emotional learning, mental wellness for staff and students, and more.


Virtual Program – Intersecting SEL, Social Justice, and Equity

Start date: June 7, 2022 - End date: June 14, 2022
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Virtual event
Intersecting SEL Virtual Program

This virtual, interactive two-session program will focus primarily on helping individuals and teams from schools, districts, and other youth-serving organizations develop a shared understanding of the intersections of SEL and social justice.

Participants will:

  • Develop a clear rationale why successful SEL implementation is contingent upon this intersection
  • Assess the current state of leveraging SEL in service of  social justice and equity in your community, including strengths, gaps, resistance, and opportunities
  • Leave with new insights and resources for implementation.


Two 2.5 hours sessions 

  • Participants will be encouraged to attend with other team members from your school, district, and/ or community organization. 
  • Participants will meet in the same cohort configuration for both sessions, so as to develop a sense of community and strengthen networks of support.


Cohort 1 (Sold Out):

Session 1: Thursday, June 2, 4:00 – 6:30pm

Session 2: Thursday, June 9 , 4:00 – 6:30pm

Cohort 2

Session 1: Wednesday, June 1, 4:00 – 6:30pm

Session 2: Wednesday, June 8, 4:00 – 6:30pm

Cohort 3

Session 1: Tuesday, June 7, 4:00 – 6:30pm

Session 2: Tuesday, June 14, 4:00 – 6:30pm


Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, a lead designer for this Intersecting SEL, Social Justice and Equity two-part series, is a speaker, consultant and workshop presenter on topics of educational equity, anti-racism, self-care and social and emotional learning. She has written about these topics in the Women Change Worlds blog and has articles in esteemed educational publications such as EdSurge, The 74million, and the Hechinger Report. Most recently, Kamilah was the Director of the Open Circle social and emotional learning program for children in elementary schools. She is a board member of the state social and emotional learning advocacy organization, SEL4MA and a steering committee member of the national SEL Providers Council. In all of her roles, Kamilah’s passion for social justice and the social and emotional wellbeing of children fuels her commitment to advocating for and educating others about the inextricable connections between social and emotional learning (SEL), social justice and anti-racism. Kamilah is also a trained leader with the National SEED Project where she has led cohorts of colleagues, educators and parents through year-long community building experiences that leverage the power of story-telling, self-reflection and truth-telling to bridge build and empower.

Catherine Wong, a lead designer for this Intersecting SEL, Social Justice and Equity two-part series, leads global and national organizations and higher education programs in developing strategy, collective leadership, curriculum and training centering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Her effectiveness is the result of her direct ability to advocate from the heart and be unwavering in supporting youth and educators/professionals of color. Ms. Wong’s leadership experience spans PK-12 through higher education. She has held clinical faculty and director positions at Leadership Brainery, Boston; Urban Outreach Initiatives, Boston College; University of the Middle East Project, Cambridge, MA; and the Counseling Department, UMass Boston. Ms. Wong also serves on the SEL-TEd Steering Committee; Boston Public Schools Equity Roundtable; Co-Chair of Leadership Brainery’s Board of Directors, Board of Advisors for E3, Education, Excellence and Equity; and, as an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks (GDEIB).

Marcus Penny has over 10 years of experience leading and learning in large urban school districts across the US. He works with a variety of administrations to recruit, monitor, and maintain educators and staff members of color as well as implement anti-racism strategies throughout school communities.  Marcus has been recognized by the US Department of Education for his leadership in implementing culturally relevant, inclusion strategies for diverse groups of learners. He currently serves as Science Instructional Coach for the B.E.E.S. Program in the Boston Public School System.

Rachel Poliner consults widely on whole student approaches and constructive school communities for young people and adults. Her work focuses on school climate, instructional, and structural reforms: K-12 social and emotional learning, middle and high school advisory programs, teams and teacher leadership, and improving faculty climate. Since 2012, Ms. Poliner has helped build the Social and Emotional Learning Alliance for Massachusetts. Her most recent book is Teaching the Whole Teen: Everyday Practices That Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life.

SEL Day 2022

Date: March 11, 2022
All-day event
Location: Online

SEL4US and The Urban Assembly invite schools and communities around the globe to celebrate the third annual International SEL Day on Friday, March 11, 2022. Our theme this year is: Finding Common Ground, Pursuing Common Good.

SEL Resource Showcase 2022

Date: February 16, 2022
Time: 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
SEL Resource Showcase

Riding the Wave: SEL Innovations in the COVID Era

Learn from SEL leaders and other national SEL experts in this dynamic professional learning event.

On the virtual conference platform, experience interactive plenary presentations, attend live breakout sessions, explore exhibit booths, and network with other SEL champions. Whether you have a strong SEL program to build on or are looking for a new SEL approach, this event will provide you with valuable insights and options. Register for FREE!

SEL and School Reopening: A student-centered approach

Date: August 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
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The Urban Assembly and NYC Outward Bound Schools present a panel of experts to provide concrete ways to support the social-emotional needs of students as NYC schools reopen this fall.

Build an SEL Culture: A School-Wide Approach

Start date: June 4, 2020 - End date: June 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Cambridge, MA
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12th annual conference to learn about innovative K-12 practices to integrate SEL principles into the school community through wellness, learning and whole child approaches.

Build an SEL Culture: Statewide Practices that Matter

Date: May 15, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Lincolnshire Marriott

SEL at the Nexus of Theory, Research & Practice

SEL4IL is bringing together over 12 leaders in SEL education for the first time to offer workshops on building an SEL Culture in Illinois Schools.Learn about innovative K-12 practices to integrate SEL principles into the school community thru wellness, learning and whole child approaches.

Building an SEL Culture: SEL as a School-wide Approach

Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Cambridge, MA

Join us for a full day of exploring strategies for building an SEL culture! Co-sponsored with School Climate Consulting Services, the full day of professional development is led by SEL Coordinator, Molly Gosline from Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community (Jan 2019)

Date: January 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Danvers, MA
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Join social-emotional learning proponents from across your region and discover approaches for developing an effective SEL plan for your school, district or community. Whether your community has been implementing SEL for some time or is just getting started, there are concrete steps that you can take to improve your effectiveness and results.

SEL4CT Kickoff Meeting

Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Hartford, CT
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Are you involved in social emotional learning? Help plan what a coalition to support SEL will look like in Connecticut! We need your input at our initial meeting to plan the scope and strategy of this brand new initiative.  Help us as we build:

  • A movement of public support and understanding about SEL
  • A coalition to support advocacy on behalf of SEL
  • A network of people and organizations working on SEL