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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SESL in Jewish Education Conference

Date: October 24, 2019

Location: New York, NY

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Jewish education must adapt to be able to prepare Jewish youth to face today’s challenges and others that will inevitably arise. This requires more than a few good lesson plans or a catchy special program.  Educators must prioritize serious, sustained, and systemic action to promote positive, healthy development. At this conference we’ll explore how educators can adopt a coaching approach – where skills, teamwork, and positive motivation take center stage – to integrating social, emotional, and spiritual learning (SESL), positive character growth, and Jewish learning.  Sponsored by Hebrew Union College, JTS William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, Reconstructing Judaism and SEL4US.

2020 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

Start date: May 18, 2020

End date: May 20, 2020

Location: Baltimore, MD


Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes. This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.

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.

See all the videos

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.