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Online Learning and Other Resources for the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: Socio-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Webinar: Supporting School Reentry with SEL

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.

Webinar: Incorporating SEL Into Your District’s Plans for Back-to-School

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

Webinar: Why a Districtwide Approach to SEL is our Best Hope for Managing COVID-19 Mandates for Home-based Learning: A Case Study of RULER

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)

How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren't in School

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.

Webinar: SEL Educators Unite! Supportive Online Communities of Practice

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.

Delivering Joy in this Moment

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.

SEL Day 2020 - Website and Resources

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. 

Acorn Dreams on Pinterest

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.

Webinar: Addressing SEL Through Data-Driven MTSS: Back-to-School Strategies for Supporting the Whole Child

In order for students to be academically successful, they need to be emotionally and mentally ready to learn. When the new school year begins, educators will need strategies for using data to quickly identify and provide social-emotional learning opportunities to promote emotional well-being and resilience. Knowing which data to use—and how to structure them—is especially important this fall so that we can identify trauma-related or other universal and individual student social-emotional and behavioral (SEB) needs.

Join us for an edWebinar to unpack how to use data within your multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) to identify and address students’ social-emotional and behavioral (SEB) needs this fall in order to restart learning successfully.

**Though the webinar registration is now closed, the recording of the presentation will be posted at the link below after Friday, August 14, 2020.


An Initial Guide To Leveraging The Power Of Social-Emotional Learning: As You Prepare To Reopen And Renew Your School Community

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.

Webinar: Social and Emotional Learning and the Shift to Virtual Learning

How leaders and educators might need to rethink ways to support students virtually, especially when they are no longer in a safe school setting.

Webinar: 3 Big Ideas for Implementing Effective Social and Emotional Learning Strategies

Empowering teachers to design their own SEL instruction makes sense; they know their students best. However, many SEL programs adopted by schools consist of scripted and sequenced curricula designed to be used in a weekly 30-minute block often led by a school counselor or designated SEL facilitator. These programs tend to be expensive, require significant training and ongoing support, and limit individual autonomy or choice as adaptations or deviations from the script are seen as threats to program fidelity. Imagine an approach to SEL that is developmental, flexible, responsive to local needs, and focused on strategies for teachers to implement as appropriate, rather than a sequenced curriculum for them to follow. In this edWebinar, Dr. Stephanie Jones shares three big ideas to consider for reimagining how SEL can happen in and outside of school.

This recorded edWebinar will be of value to kindergarten through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.

Presented by Dr. Stephanie Jones, Director of the Ecological Approaches to Social-Emotional Learning (EASEL) Lab, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education

Sponsored by International Center for Leadership in Education

7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure

"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.