►►►This webinar will provide the latest updates (as of June 15, 2020) on Second Step® and other social-emotional learning (SEL) resources available from the Committee for Children. These resources include materials educators can use with families and materials families can use directly. We encourage you to share your experiences and let us know what else we can do to support you as you support your students through this crisis.
Provided by Second Step.
For many district and school leaders preparing for back-to-school in today’s context, social-emotional learning (SEL) will be integral to student success. Join this webinar to hear superintendents share their experiences and concrete strategies to strengthen and support students’ social-emotional well-being in schools.
This webinar will cover how to:
• Understand each student’s social-emotional skills and well-being through valid, reliable data.
• Enable school teams and educators to engage in data-based decision-making around SEL supports.
• Welcome students back into our buildings with positive, safe, and supportive school environments.
Content provided by Panorama Education
Understanding emotions is an even more critical aspect of teaching and learning when schools are shuttered, sometimes statewide, due to crises like COVID-19. How do we manage anxiety and build relationships while we are forced to socially distance ourselves from our neighbors, friends, teachers, students, and even our families? How do we ensure that social and emotional learning is carried on as students and teachers meet over Zoom, or don’t get to see nor hear from each other at all? Presenters will share how they’ve incorporated RULER into their district and provide an on-the-ground report to demonstrate how to introduce and nurture SEL and sustain it districtwide. Together they also will discuss how having a districtwide SEL program in place has significantly helped teachers, students, and their families/caregivers pivot to home-based learning.
Presented by Marc Brackett, Ph.D., Founding Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Professor, Child Study Center, Yale University; Melissa Moore, Ed.D., Superintendent, El Segundo School District (CA); and Alice Lee, Ed.D., Principal, Richmond Street School, El Segundo School District (CA)
This article by Education Week provides strategies and considerations for teaching with Social and Emotional learning when educators are not able to be physically present with students.
►►►Discover how educators are using digital communities to support each other professionally, socially, and personally during the COVID-19 crisis. Explore examples of powerful communities of practice, and learn how they leverage the collective efficacy of thousands of dedicated professionals to both provide quick access to expert support and advocate for support and resources from program providers. Learn how you can tap into these communities to support your school or district’s social-emotional learning (SEL) and remote learning needs.
Provided by Second Step.
This lesson from The Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility helps students to explore ways to creatively connect, show each other support, and display kindness amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
On March 26, 2021 it is SEL Day! The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite communities across the globe to celebrate the importance of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) on the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, 2021.
Studies show that SEL provides many benefits to students—from improved social-emotional skills, well-being and behavior to improved academic outcomes—and these results are long-term and global, with proven positive impact up to 18 years later on academics, conduct problems, emotional distress, and drug use. SEL competencies are also critically important for long-term success in today’s economy.
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, especially, we understand that many young people are currently out of school with limited access to educational resources. In this time of uncertainty, concern and disruption to everyday life, the need for foundational social emotional skills is greater than ever.
Click here to have a look at the SEL Day 2021 website. Here you can find a variety of different SEL Day Toolkits, and here you can sign up to participate in SEL Day 2021 as an individual or organization.
Wingspan (creator of the nationally recognized evidence-based program, Al's Pals: Kids Making Healthy Choices) has a Pinterest page for its Acorn Dreams website. The Pinterest page has several collections for parents, educators, and caring adults to support social-emotional skills and healthy development of young children from home.
►►►This 13-page guide provided by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) reviews actionable suggestions, resources, and ideas that support SEL as schools transition to a new way of learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
How leaders and educators might need to rethink ways to support students virtually, especially when they are no longer in a safe school setting.
"Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote."
This article from Edutopia provides some strategies for teachers to support their relationship with students by addressing their social-emotional needs in the online environment.