Upcoming National Events
Join social-emotional learning proponents from across your region and discover approaches for developing an effective SEL plan for your school, district or community. Whether your community has been implementing SEL for some time or is just getting started, there are concrete steps that you can take to improve your effectiveness and results.
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.
The theme of the conference is “Putting It All Together: Character, Climate and Social Emotional Learning.” The importance of this theme lies in the use of a common language which embraces all of these terms and “buzz words” that fall into the realm of what is often known as “soft skills.” We know from our experience working in schools that these skills are essential to the development of every student and need to be part of how we define student achievement and success.
With more than 100 unique workshops and empowering plenaries, participants will learn from peers and experts from around the country. Content tracks will include SEL & academic integration, equity & diversity promotion, embedding health & wellness, parent & stakeholder engagement, and policy, practice & systemic change.
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.
Hosted by Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL) in partnership with Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab, this two-day training – comprised of course 101 and 102 – can lead to a certificate in instruction for social-emotional learning and character development (SECD).
This event is for professionals involved in teacher candidate preparation and related professionals who are involved in training those who work in schools. We have several speakers/sections planned and have invited someone from Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to participate in the discussions. This is an interactive conference with an opportunity to discuss and share ideas with your professional colleagues.
Are you involved in social emotional learning? Help plan what a coalition to support SEL will look like in Connecticut! We need your input at our initial meeting to plan the scope and strategy of this brand new initiative. Help us as we build:
- A movement of public support and understanding about SEL
- A coalition to support advocacy on behalf of SEL
- A network of people and organizations working on SEL