National Events

Upcoming National Events

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.

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.

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!

SEL4TX Annual Statewide Conference

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.

Past Events

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