National Events

Upcoming SEL Events Around the Country

Cohort 6: Intersecting SEL, Social Justice, and Equity

Start date: June 7, 2023 - End date: June 14, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Online

Understand the intersections of SEL and equity, assess your program’s current state, and gain insights and resources for implementation. This virtual, interactive two-session program will help individuals and teams from schools, districts, and other youth-serving organizations develop a shared understanding of the intersections of SEL and social justice.

Honoring the Teacher’s Heart: Well-Being Practices for School Change

Start date: July 12, 2023 - End date: August 2, 2023
Time: 6:30 am
Location: Online
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Join Greater Good Science Center for Honoring the Teacher’s Heart, a four-session Community of Practice designed to help educators heal, fortify, and grow in their work. In the immersive sessions, we’ll delve into the issues educators face today, and build our toolkits for positive well-being through experiential practices, breakout discussions, and research-based takeaways.


Start date: August 2, 2023 - End date: August 4, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Raise the BAR: Building And Refining Strategies
for Social Emotional Learning!

Annual, supported, spiraled learning that focuses on building an SEL culture with your Team and your unique SEL roadmap. Our SEL Summer Institute helps prepare leaders and practitioners to develop SEL strategies that support student growth.

Past National Events

Texas’s Second Annual Conference on SEL!

Date: June 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Online
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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.

All education professionals are welcome. This conference is perfect for district, school, and classroom educators who are looking for strategies and practices that support the academic, social, and emotional development of the students they serve.

This unique and timely conference will leave participants feeling inspired and better equipped for ‘Making it Happen!’.

Continuing Professional Education* (CPE) credits available for all educators in Texas

*SEL4TX is a pre-approved CPE provider for the State of Texas
Provider #902-992

Don’t miss our SPECIAL SESSION featuring Dr. Hinojosa, Ross Wiener and Janet Horton!

Building an SEL Nation – The Urban Assembly SEL Symposium 2023

Date: June 2, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: 225 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281
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Join for a day centered around Social Emotional Learning! Building an SEL Nation – The 6th annual Urban Assembly Social Emotional Learning Symposium is presented by Teach Us and UMass Global, with special thanks to the Carnegie Foundation.

The 2023 SEL Symposium will be a day filled with experts from across the country engaging in fireside chats, offering workshops, and participating in panels. You’ll hear from New York City students and educators about their experience with Social Emotional Learning, and you’ll get to connect with educators, administrators, and education organizations who put student-centered SEL at the forefront of their work!

Whole Child Policy: Redesigning Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Accountability

Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Online
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Transforming learning environments to support whole child approaches to education is essential to meeting the full scope of students’ social, emotional, and academic needs and to prepare them to succeed in our global economy. This webinar explores the actions states can take to redesign curriculum, instruction, assessments, and accountability systems in line with the science of learning and development. Experts and state leaders who have taken on this work will discuss lessons learned.

SEL4US SEL Resource Showcase

Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 11:30 am
Location: Online
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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. On the virtual conference platform, experience interactive plenary presentations, attend live breakout sessions, explore exhibit booths, and network with other SEL champions.

Highlights include:

  • Leading SEL provider organizations on innovative online SEL strategies, using SEL assessments to inform instructional practice and data-driven decision-making, and more.
  • Educators and youth development professionals from across the country on successful models of SEL in their communities

School Safety and Response to Trauma In the Classroom and in the Community

Date: May 17, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
School Saftey

Today, school communities face unique threats to their security, ranging from targeted violence (including bomb threats) to cyber security threats to in-house school threats. For educators, preparing for these threats is essential, particularly through school safety drills and de-escalation strategies to address dangerous students and possible intruders on campus. But still, all aspects of this are traumatic, causing extreme distress and fear for children and adults alike.

This presentation will address true potential threats and real-life situations. Join a panel of experts: Dr. Terri M. Pieretti, Dr. Saul Lankster, Dr. Clara Amador-Lankster, Amara Watson-Lankster, Hayato Yuuki and will include Ryan E. Demmon, a representative from the FBI. The panel will examine proactive safe-school strategies and dig into the complexity of active school shootings and mass shootings and discuss impact that these have on schools and society. The panelists will also weigh in on the roles that school culture and relationships play in school safety. Discussion on the effects of the dark web and school safety will include data addressing the root causes of crimes against children.

2023 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

Start date: May 15, 2023 - End date: May 17, 2023
All-day event
Location: Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Finding Common Ground is our theme for the 2023 NSEL Conference, with the goal of bringing together diverse perspectives to work collaboratively to foster safe and supportive environments that support academic success and meaningful engagement for all students.

SEL Connect: Teacher Appreciation Week

Date: May 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Online
Teacher Appreciation Twitter Chat

Join us for a Twitter chat on the SEL4USA Twitter page in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week. We will discuss the important role of teachers in supporting students’ social and emotional development and creating safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments.

School Climate Conference

Start date: April 26, 2023 - End date: April 28, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Temecula, California
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Visit the heart of Southern California to learn the latest trends, policies, data and interventions impacting School Climate.  This 3 day conference will engage participants in a professional development opportunity to gain critical insight to improve school climate for all students, staff and parents.

Emotional Intelligence in Action

Date: March 11, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online

We believe emotional wellness starts with empathy and understanding. This webinar, run by young people for young people, is to remind us that we are all experiencing a mental and emotional journey at this stage in our life that can be confusing, scary, & exciting to navigate.

This webinar is about you. Not the speakers, not another lecture. We want you to feel heard in your story and inspired by others. Navigating our emerging adulthood isn’t always easy, but we don’t have to go at it alone.

Social-Emotional Learning Advocacy in Action Workshop: Session 1

Date: March 10, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Online
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Join Committee for Children and the SELEDU Community for an interactive and hands-on advocacy workshop in celebration of SEL Day! Build skills and confidence in advocating social-emotional learning and explore how you can make a difference locally and nationally in supporting all children to build the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. No advocacy experience is necessary.


This workshop is also offered at 3 pm ET :

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.

Creating a Culture of Mindfulness in the Classroom

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
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About this Event
Mindfulness is an essential approach for enhancing self and social awareness. This session includes mindfulness practices educators can use to benefit themselves and their students. In addition to leadership strategies that support educator’s development of a mindful classroom. Through modeling, practicing, and interactive discussion participants will walk away with SEL strategies for fostering greater self and social awareness in the classroom.

Co-hosts: Dr. Amy Lyn and Ms. Emily Spranger

Expanding Our Universe: Building SEL Through Reading True, Teen-Written Stories

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
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The poet, Muriel Rukeyser, wrote that: “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.” Telling personal stories is at the heart of Youth Communication’s work and, the way we see it, at the core of our humanity. To be human means to be a storyteller and that inextricably ties into the social and emotional strengths of both the storyteller and the audience.

In a webinar designed to explore this connection, Youth Communication staff will use excerpts from two of our true, teen-written stories to examine how SEL shows up in those stories themselves and how participants develop their own SEL by reading that story. We’ll also explore how, in order to implement effective SEL practices, our work and curricula must be culturally responsive. Stories—telling them, sharing them, and reading them in community–is the way to make sure of it.

SEL for EVERY Family

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is proven to equip kids with the personal and interpersonal skills that they need to succeed in school, career, relationships, and life. But is this approach powerful and accessible enough to counter the challenges confronting every family today: pandemics, economic dislocation, racism, trauma?

In observance of SEL Day 2023, our panel of parent experts will discuss SEL’s abilities to address all types of families and their challenges. All parents are welcome to come learn how to build your social emotional intelligence and that of your kids and face any challenge.

SEL Day with Carly Margulies and Classroom Champions

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Online
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Join Olympian in Freestyle Skiing and Classroom Champions athlete mentor Carly Margulies for a free live chat!

Get To Know Carly Margulies!

Building a Thriving Learning Community with Data-Informed MTSS Practice

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Online
Building a Thriving Community – Seguin ISD – Webinar

In celebration of SEL Day, Seguin Independent School District (Seguin ISD) in Texas shares how to build a thriving learning community with a focus on whole child development and data-informed MTSS practice. We will discuss the district’s Whole Child Initiative and how it connects SEL performance measures to strategic actions, programming, and day-to-day supports.

Resource Showcase: Mindfulness, SEL, Wellness

Date: March 9, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Online
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What is the Resource Showcase? 

Our intention for the Resource Showcase is to create an opportunity for educators and leaders to learn about powerful mindfulness, SEL, and wellness resources to invest in and support their journeys within education or personal growth.

Who can attend? 

This is a free and open-to-all event. The Resource Showcase may especially be helpful for school administrators, SEL/climate/mindfulness teams, as well as curriculum and instruction teams who are looking for additional resources for their schools. The Resource Showcase is also open to any interested educator or professional looking to learn more.

How does it work?

On Thursday, March 9th, there will be a Resource Showcase schedule where you can see what types of resources and services you would like to learn more about. The resource providers have a special RSVP Zoom link for you to join. During the live learning session, you can experience, practice, and ask questions to the specific resource provider. You are able to go to as many live learning sessions as you would like. It is free to attend and is open to anyone interested in learning more.

The last learning sessions of the day are focused around adult well-being. These sessions are scheduled for later in the day so that educators can attend without impacting their school day hours.

How do I sign up? 

  1. Be sure to subscribe to COSEM’s mailing list for updates for the Resource Showcase.

  2. Choose the live Showcase sessions to RSVP to and receive the different join links.

  3. Join the sessions at their assigned time (CENTRAL TIME ZONE) and bring an open mind, open heart, and questions.

How do I prepare?

Before the live Resource Showcase sessions, take some time to explore the vendors below (coming soon) and in our Digital Resource Guide (coming soon) to see what they have to offer to your learning community and/or to your personal well-being. Map out the sessions you want to attend and reflect on questions you may have.

There are additional resource providers within the Digital Resource Guide who may not be leading a live session, but that you may want to explore to see if they are a good fit for your learning community.

Strategies for Inclusion and Making Emotional Connections

Date: March 8, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
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About this Event
The presenters will share personal journeys as children and adults through their educational experiences. Participants will examine the history and beliefs about diversity and inclusion in facilitated small breakout sessions to engage in an interactive dialogue. A toolkit of strategies will be shared so that participants can be the agents of change in their role in education agencies.

Co-hosts: Dr. Sharen Bertrando and Dr. Natasha Ferrell

#SELday 2023 Twitter Chat

Date: March 8, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Online
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Join The Urban Assembly and SEL4US for a Twitter chat to discuss SEL best practices, how you plan to celebrate the fourth annual #SELday on March 10th, and more!

The Soft Side of Technology: Promoting SEL through Digital Games, eSports, and Virtual Worlds

Date: March 7, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Online
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About this Event
Games enable children to practice emotions in spaces that are free from actualized consequences. With thoughtful guidance, games can help children manage emotions, perspective-take, demonstrate empathic concern, and exhibit prosocial behaviors. Dr. Matthew Faber will demonstrate how games can foster SEL and the Riverside County Office of Education eSports division will present the benefits of “e” Sports, an online gaming method that fosters collaboration, teamwork, and problem-solving.

Co-hosts: Dr. Brian Arnold and Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler