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Focus Area 1A

Build Awareness, Commitment, and Ownership

Create A Team

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Assembling an SEL Team

This tool helps you identify potential SEL team members. You needn’t identify individuals for each role categories as long as the team represents the entire school community.

TAGS Team

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Assembling an SEL Team (OST)

This tool (OST version) helps you identify potential SEL team members. You needn’t identify individuals for each role categories as long as the team represents the entire school community.

TAGS OST Team

Continuous Improvement Connection: CASEL Staff Survey

This is an example of how the continuous improvement template can be used to create an actionable plan to support continuous improvement related to Focus Area 1.

TAGS Continuous Improvement Staff Survey

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Representativeness on the SEL Team

This tool provides an example of how the continuous improvement template can be used to create a plan for addressing representation on the SEL team as part of Focus Area 1.

TAGS Continuous Improvement Team

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Representativeness on the SEL Team (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides an example of how the continuous improvement template can be used to create a plan for addressing representation on the SEL team as part of Focus Area 1.

TAGS Continuous Improvement OST Team

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Defining Team Member Roles and Responsibilities

This tool outlines and describes sample team roles. Use this list as a jumping-off point for identifying roles that suit your team’s particular strengths and needs.

TAGS Roles Team

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Defining Team Member Roles and Responsibilities (OST)

This tool (OST version) outlines and describes sample team roles. Use this list as a jumping-off point for identifying roles that suit your team’s particular strengths and needs.

TAGS OST Roles Team

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Guiding Questions for Building Strong Partnerships between School Day and Out-of-School Time Educators

These guiding questions support work with out-of-school time (OST) staff and planning for deepening OST partnerships as part of continuous improvement.

TAGS OST

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Key Responsibilities of a School-Family Partnership Lead

The School-Family Partnership Lead will coordinate efforts to create authentic school-family partnerships to promote schoolwide social and emotional learning.

TAGS Family Parent Roles Team

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Key Responsibilities of an SEL-Family Lead (OST)

The School-Family Lead will coordinate efforts to create authentic school-family partnerships to promote schoolwide social and emotional learning.

TAGS Family OST Parent Roles Team

Key Responsibilities of a Site-Based SEL Team Lead (OST)

The SEL Team Lead (OST version) will model social and emotional competence while motivating, guiding, and keeping the school’s SEL team organized and on task.

TAGS OST Roles Team

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Key Responsibilities of a Site-Based SEL Team Member (OST)

Members of the school’s SEL team (OST version) will model social and emotional competence throughout the school community and work to advance the vision and mission of the SEL team.

TAGS OST Roles Team

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Key Responsibilities of an SEL Team Lead

The SEL Team Lead will model social and emotional competence while motivating, guiding, and keeping the school’s SEL team organized and on task.

TAGS Roles Team

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Key Responsibilities of an SEL Team Member

Members of the school’s SEL team will model social and emotional competence throughout the school community and work to advance the vision and mission of the SEL team.

TAGS Roles Team

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Sample Meeting Checklist

This tool provides an outline of things that need to be done before, during, and after a meeting.

TAGS Checklist Meeting Team

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Sample Meeting Checklist (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides an outline of things that need to be done before, during, and after a meeting.

TAGS Checklist Meeting OST Team

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SEL Team Agenda

SEL Team Agenda provides a template for planning what items will be discussed in a meeting.

TAGS Agenda Meeting Team

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SEL Team Agenda (OST)

SEL Team Agenda (OST version) provides a template for planning what items will be discussed in a meeting.

TAGS Agenda Meeting OST Team

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SEL Team Checklist

SEL Team Checklist provides a list of key activities to assess and monitor.

TAGS Checklist Team

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Foundational Learning

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Indicators of Schoolwide SEL

When fully implemented, schoolwide SEL contributes to more successful and equitable outcomes for young people, and is evidenced by the following indicators.

TAGS Foundational Indicators Learn

Indicators of Sitewide SEL (OST)

When fully implemented, sitewide SEL contributes to more successful and equitable outcomes for young people and is evidenced by the following indicators.

TAGS Foundational Indicators Learn OST

SEL 101 Sample Introductory Presentation

This presentation can be adapted and used to introduce SEL to staff, families, and community partners. It gives an overview of what is SEL, why it’s important, and the process for schoolwide SEL. Talking points are provided in the notes section.

TAGS Foundational

The Case for SEL

This powerpoint presentation provides a library of slides with research on social and emotional learning. Your school can use these slides to help introduce the importance SEL to staff, community partners, families, potential funders, and other stakeholders. In the notes section, you’ll see talking points to help you plan a presentation.

TAGS Agenda Vision

The Missing Piece

A National Teacher Survey on how Social and Emotional Learning can empower children and transform schools

TAGS Foundational

Shared Vision

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Steps for Developing a Shared Vision for Schoolwide SEL

This tool provides a model for structuring a conversation about developing a shared vision for SEL or integrating SEL into your school’s existing shared vision.

TAGS Vision

Steps for Developing a Shared Vision for SEL (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides a model for structuring a conversation about developing a shared vision for SEL or integrating SEL into your school’s existing shared vision.

TAGS OST Vision

Focus Area 1B

Create a Plan

Professional Learning Plan

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Creating a Personalized Professional Learning Plan

Use this tool individually or with small groups with similar roles to create action steps toward contributing to the achievement of the schoolwide SEL goals.

TAGS Professional Development Professional Learning Training

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Creating a Personalized Professional Learning Plan (OST)

Use this tool (OST) individually or with small groups with similar roles to create action steps toward contributing to the achievement of the schoolwide SEL goals.

TAGS Professional Development Professional Learning Training

Rubric and Goal-Setting

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Rubric

This tool provides an example of how the continuous improvement template can be used to create an actionable plan to support continuous improvement related to Focus Area 2.

TAGS Continuous Improvement Rubric

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Rubric (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides an example of how the continuous improvement template can be used to create an actionable plan to support continuous improvement related to Focus Area 2.

TAGS Continuous Improvement OST Rubric

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Developing Goals for Schoolwide SEL

This tool presents the “SMARTIE” goal-setting process and includes a template that can be used to document goals. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the school’s vision statement to prioritize clear, motivating goals for SEL. SMARTIE goals are a useful link between the schoolwide SEL self-assessment and an action plan.

TAGS Foundational Template

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Downloadable Blank Rubric

This printable version of the Schoolwide SEL Rubric can support your SEL team in taking stock of current efforts, identifying existing resources and gaps where SEL strategies can be developed or improved, setting goals, and developing concrete steps for how to achieve your SEL priorities.

TAGS Foundational Rubric

Downloadable Blank Rubric (OST)

The downloadable print version of the CASEL Sitewide SEL Implementation Rubric will support your SEL team in taking stock of current efforts, identifying existing resources and gaps where SEL strategies can be developed or improved, setting goals, and developing concrete steps for how to achieve each of your sitewide SEL priorities.

TAGS OST Rubric Team

Indicators of Schoolwide SEL Walkthrough Protocol

Look for signs of high-quality sitewide SEL implementation by observing for the indicators of sitewide SEL.

TAGS Indicators Rubric

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Indicators of Sitewide SEL Walkthrough Protocol (OST)

Look for signs of high-quality sitewide SEL implementation by observing for the indicators of sitewide SEL.

TAGS Indicators OST Rubric

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Rubric Meeting Template

This tool is intended to guide teams through a process for completing the Schoolwide SEL Implementation Rubric.

TAGS Rubric Team

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Rubric Meeting Template (OST)

This tool (OST version) is intended to guide teams through a process for completing the Schoolwide SEL Implementation Rubric.

TAGS OST Rubric Team

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Communication Planning

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Creating a Communication Strategy

Teams can use this template to plan communications so that all stakeholders are kept abreast of the work and how they can be involved.

TAGS Communication

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Creating a Communication Strategy (OST)

Teams can use this template (OST version) to plan communications so that all stakeholders are kept abreast of the work and how they can be involved.

TAGS Communication OST

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Budget for SEL

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Blank SEL Budget Template

This is a blank template you can use to estimate costs for SEL implementation in your school.

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Focus Area 2

Strengthen Adult SEL

Learn

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Adult SEL Self-Assessment

This tool provides a framework and process for staff reflect on their own social and emotional growth.

TAGS Adult SEL Assessment

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Adult SEL Self-Assessment (OST)

This tool provides a framework and process for adults reflect on their own social and emotional growth. It has been modified to include usage by out-of-school time providers, community members, and families.

TAGS Adult SEL OST

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Carol Dweck on Fixed and Growth Mindset Thinking Among Teachers

In this article in Educational Horizons, Stanford professor Carol Dweck applies her “mindset” theory to the problem of teacher attrition – almost half of new teachers leave the classroom within five years.

TAGS Education Teachers

Give 1/Get 8 (Self-Care & Re-Energizing)

This tool outlines an activity to support adults in self-care.

TAGS Adult SEL

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Needs and Resources Inventory

This tool asks teams to identify the programs, practices, and strategies that are currently in use while also taking note of things that the team hopes to improve.

TAGS Foundational Learn

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Needs and Resources Inventory (OST)

This tool asks teams to identify the programs, practices, and strategies that are currently in use while also taking note of things that the SEL team hopes to improve.

TAGS Foundational Learn OST

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SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others

In a world of increasing interconnectedness and rapid change, there is a growing need to improve the way people work together. Understanding the true drivers of human social behavior is becoming ever more urgent in this environment.

TAGS Behavior Vision

Collaborate

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Continuous Improvement Connection: School Climate

This tool shows how the continuous improvement template can be used to create a plan for improving relationships among teachers at different grade levels as part of Focus Area 3.

TAGS Continuous Improvement School Climate

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Creating Staff Shared Agreements

This tool provides guidance for creating staff shared agreements about how they will work together to achieve a shared vision for schoolwide SEL.

TAGS Adult SEL Agreements Collaboration Norms Supportive Environment

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Creating Staff Shared Agreements (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides guidance for creating staff shared agreements about how they will work together to achieve a shared vision for site-wide SEL.

TAGS Agreements Norms OST

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The Learning Forward Journal: Collaboration Issue

TOGETHER WE CAN DO MORE Collaboration and teams amplify learning.

TAGS Collaboration Communication

Three Signature SEL Practices for Adult Learning

These three signature practices can help integrate SEL practices into any meeting to promote community-building and deeper engagement.

TAGS 3 Signature Practices Three Signature Practices

Using Grade-Level Team Meetings to Support SEL

This tool provides guidance for using grade-level team meetings to foster SEL among staff.

TAGS Classroom Grade-Level Team Meeting

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Model

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Modeling SEL for Students

This tool provides examples of how adults can model social-emotional competencies while simultaneously influencing the learning climate.

TAGS Adult SEL

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Modeling SEL as a Staff (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides examples of how adults can model social-emotional competencies while simultaneously influencing the learning climate.

TAGS Adult SEL OST

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TOOL: Strategies for Building a Staff Culture of Appreciation

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Focus Area 3

Promote SEL for Students

School

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Evidence-Based Programs

This tool provides an example of how to use data to explore how to support teachers in implementing an evidence-based program as part of Focus Area 4.

TAGS Continuous Improvement EBP Evidence-based Programs

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Evidence-Based SEL Program Implementation Fidelity (OST)

This tool (OST) provides an example of how to use data to explore how to support teachers in implementing an evidence-based program as part of Focus Area 4.

TAGS Continuous Improvement EBP Evidence-based Programs OST

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Student Behavior

This tool provides an example of how to improve the response to student behavior infractions to support social-emotional development as part of Focus Area 3.

TAGS Behavior Continuous Improvement

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Youth Behavior Data (OST)

This tool (OST version)provides an example of how to improve the response to student behavior infractions to support social-emotional development as part of Focus Area 3.

TAGS Behavior Continuous Improvement OST

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Student Social and Emotional Competence

This tool provides an example of how to use assessment data to shed light on students' strengths and areas of improvement as part of Focus Area 4.

TAGS Assessment Continuous Improvement Student Competence

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Youth Social and Emotional Competence (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides an example of how to use assessment data to shed light on students' strengths and areas of improvement as part of Focus Area 4.

TAGS Assessment Continuous Improvement OST Student Competence

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Developing Schoolwide Norms

This tool provides suggested approaches for developing schoolwide norms.

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MTSS and PBIS Support Programs

Some of the most common frameworks for organizing student supports are Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Adopting schoolwide SEL does not mean that a school must abandon these existing frameworks. Rather, schoolwide SEL offers an opportunity to enhance or refine existing systems of support.

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Reflecting on School Discipline and SEL Alignment

Reflect on your school’s discipline policies, procedures, practices, and mindsets. Create alignment between your discipline approach and your SEL vision.

TAGS Climate Discipline

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Selecting an Evidence-Based Program

This tool offers guiding questions to determine whether an evidence-based program answers the needs of your students, families, teachers, school, and district.

TAGS EBP Evidence-based Programs

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Selecting an Evidence-Based Program (OST)

This tool (OST version) offers guiding questions to determine whether an evidence-based program answers the needs of your students, families, teachers, school, and district.

TAGS EBP Evidence-based Programs OST

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Classroom

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Cultivating Students’ Community Awareness

This tool provides guidance for encouraging students to explore their connection to their community.

TAGS Community

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Cultivating Youths’ Community Awareness and Engagement (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides guidance for encouraging students to explore their connection to their community.

TAGS Community OST

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Sample Lesson Plan: Generating Classroom Shared Agreements

This tool presents a process for co-creating agreements as a class community, reflecting how students want to be treated and how they plan to treat others.

TAGS Agreements Classroom

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SEL-integrated Lesson or Activity Planning Checklist (OST)

This tool (OST version) helps teachers identify where within lesson plans SEL practices are already present, or where they might be included.

TAGS Classroom Lesson Plans OST

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SEL Integrated Lesson Planning Checklist

This tool helps teachers identify where within lesson plans SEL practices are already present, or where they might be included.

TAGS Classroom Lesson Plans

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SEL Integrated Sample Lesson Plans

This tool helps teachers identify where within lesson plans SEL practices are already present, or where they might be included.

TAGS Classroom Lesson Plans

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SEL Integrated Sample Lesson Plans (OST)

This tool (OST version) helps teachers identify where within lesson plans SEL practices are already present, or where they might be included.

TAGS Classroom Lesson Plans OST

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Teacher Self Assessment: Creating a Supportive Classroom Environment

Teachers can use this tool to reflect on the level and quality of SEL implementation.

TAGS Classroom Climate Supportive Environment

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Teacher Self-Assessment: Explicit SEL Instruction

With this tool, teachers can periodically to monitor the level of SEL implementation in their classrooms.

TAGS Classroom Explicit Instruction

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Teacher Self-Assessment: Integrating SEL into Daily Instruction

This tool allows teachers to track their use of integration strategies and make notes about which strategies they wish to use more often.

TAGS Classroom Integration

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Teacher Self-Assessment: Integrating SEL into Regular Instruction and Activities (OST)

This (OST) tool allows teachers to track their use of integration strategies and make notes about which strategies they wish to use more often.

TAGS Classroom Integration OST

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Three Signature SEL Practices for the Classroom

The 3 Signature Practices are simple ways that teachers can begin building the foundation for SEL in their classrooms from day one.

TAGS 3 Signature Practices Three Signature Practices

Using Grade-Level Team Meetings to Support SEL

This tool provides guidance for using grade-level team meetings to foster SEL among staff.

TAGS Classroom Grade-Level Team Meeting

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Family Partnerships

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Family Partnerships

This tool provides an example of how to improve attendance at family-oriented SEL events as part of Focus Area 4.

TAGS Continuous Improvement Family Partnerships

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Strategies for Establishing School-Family Partnerships in Support of SEL

This tool suggests ways that the SEL team can further engage families in learning about, supporting, and promoting SEL.

TAGS Family Partnerships

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Strategies for Establishing School-OST-Family Partnerships in Support of SEL

This tool suggests ways that the SEL team can further engage families in learning about, supporting, and promoting SEL.

TAGS Family OST Partnerships

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Community Partnerships

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Community Partnerships

This tool provides an example of how out-of-school-time activities could be better coordinated with SEL strategies.

TAGS Community Continuous Improvement Partnerships

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Continuous Improvement Connection: Community Partnerships (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides an example of how out-of-school-time activities could be better coordinated with SEL strategies.

TAGS Community Continuous Improvement OST Partnerships

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Learning More About Your School’s Surrounding Community

This tool provides suggestions for learning more about your school’s community and guiding questions for reflecting on the information you gather.

TAGS Community Partnerships

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Learning More About Your Site’s Surrounding Community (OST)

This tool (OST version) provides suggestions for learning more about your school’s community and guiding questions for reflecting on the information you gather.

TAGS Community OST Partnerships

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Partnering with Community Organizations to Support SEL

This tool can help the SEL team identify ways to partner with community organizations toward a common goal of advancing social and emotional learning.

TAGS Community Partnerships

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Partnering with Community Organizations to Support SEL (OST)

This tool can help the SEL team identify ways to partner with community organizations toward a common goal of advancing social and emotional learning.

TAGS Community OST Partnerships

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Focus Area 4

Practice Continuous Improvement

Continuously Improve Schoolwide SEL Implementation

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Test Innovative Strategies

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ATLAS Looking at Data Protocol

Based on the ATLAS Looking at Data protocol, this tool encourages team members to describe what they see in the data, make inferences, and share implications for future work.

TAGS Data Protocol

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ATLAS Looking at Data Protocol (OST)

Based on the ATLAS Looking at Data protocol, this tool (OST version) encourages team members to describe what they see in the data, make inferences, and share implications for future work.

TAGS Data OST Protocol

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Continuous Improvement Template (OST)

This OST tool can be used by an SEL team to drive the learning process about schoolwide SEL during team meetings that focus on continuously improving the approach to SEL.

TAGS Continuous Improvement OST Template

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Continuous Improvement Template

This tool can be used by an SEL team to drive the learning process about schoolwide SEL during team meetings that focus on continuously improving the approach to SEL.

TAGS Continuous Improvement OST Template

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