Building statewide awareness for SEL and its impact
Advocating for state and local policies and funding to support SEL
Connecting local SEL stakeholders to share best practices

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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

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

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 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

Start date: October 2, 2019

End date: October 4, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL

2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

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.

Also see our list of National SEL Events

Legislative Win!

In August 2018, new legislation established a permanent Promote Prevent Commission with a seat for SEL4MA’s Executive Director and a Behavioral Health Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention (BeHaPPE) Trust Fund.

PSA Videos

We’ve developed several public service announcement videos to promote awareness of social and emotional learning skills. Share these brief 30-second videos in your community. For example, run them on your local community access television network. Contact us for more information.

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SEL Impact

Value SEL

Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.

Value SEL

Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.

SEL Investments Yield Returns

On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.