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Past Events

Panel Discussion: Can SEL Be a Lever for Social Justice?

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education, room TBD
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Join this panel discussion on “Can SEL be a lever for social justice?” hosted by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) Social-Emotional Learning Association (SELA). Panelists will be Kamilah Drummond-Forrester, expert of SEL and equity, SEL4MA Board Chair, CASEL SEL Leader for the Year 2023; Gretchen Brion-Meisels, HGSE Senior Lecturer, expert on SEL and participatory research, Morningstar Family Teaching Award 2016; Timothy McCarthy, HGSE Lecturer, founding member of Obama’s LGBT Council, twice Harvard Crimson Professor of the Year. Moderated by Helene Witteck, Ed.M. ’24.

Webinar—SEL in Massachusetts: Resources and Opportunities

Date: March 11, 2022
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Online
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Join us this webinar to learn and share about resources and opportunities that support work to foster the social and emotional growth and well-being of young people, families, and staff across Massachusetts.

Highlights will include:

  • No-cost options for professional development and consultation to strengthen SEL and mental health in MA schools and districts
  • New funding opportunities for SEL in MA out-of-school time settings
  • Peer sharing networks to inform and deepen your SEL practice
  • Communication campaigns to raise visibility for SEL efforts by your community or organization
  • Advocacy efforts to promote policy to advance SEL and culturally responsive, inclusive education across the Commonwealth

Join us in celebrating International SEL Day on March 11 by taking part in this dynamic webinar!

Webinar: Listening to Learn, Learning to Leverage – Exploring Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional Learning and Wellbeing across BIPOC Communities

Date: February 25, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Online
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Join us for a conversation about culturally responsive social-emotional learning (SEL) that will lift up voices from Black and Native Indigenous communities in the Greater Boston and surrounding areas.  

Dr. Karen Craddock, SEL4MA Board Member and principal lead of this project, which is funded by the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, will facilitate a conversation with participant-leaders sharing their reflections and insight about the project and emerging findings. 

Together we will discuss how we can continue to make authentic connections with and within culturally diverse communities throughout the state and beyond to leverage impact more effectively toward social-emotional wellbeing for all.

Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community (Worcester, MA)

Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Worcester, MA
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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.

Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community (Bridgewater, MA)

Date: May 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Bridgewater, MA
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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.

Building an SEL Culture: SEL as a School-wide Approach

Date: March 21, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Join us for a full day of exploring strategies for building an SEL culture! Co-sponsored with School Climate Consulting Services, the full day of professional development is led by SEL Coordinator, Molly Gosline from Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

Promoting Effective SEL in Your Community (Danvers, MA)

Date: January 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Danvers, MA
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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.

Social Emotional Learning Forum

Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Ashland, MA
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Join Senate President Karen E. Spilka and SEL4MA for this forum about social emotional learning (SEL) and strategies opportunities for effective implementation in schools and communities throughout Massachusetts.

SEL in Action for Teacher Educators and Related Professionals

Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Marlborough, MA
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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.