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Learning Together SEL Workshops

Leading Schoolwide SEL: Preparing for the Journey Ahead

Join our four-part workshop series on social and emotional learning to help you plan, sustain, and continuously improve systemic SEL implementation throughout your school community.

Is this workshop for you? Register if you are:

  • Leading SEL implementation in a PreK-12 setting as a school principal, assistant principal, school administrator, member of your school’s SEL team, or a district SEL leader (e.g. specialist, coach, or coordinator who supports school leaders and teams with implementation)
  • Interested in leading schoolwide SEL implementation
  • Using the CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL and seeking additional support

When is the next workshop series?

Dates for the winter 2022 series will be announced soon.  The series consists of four two-hour sessions offered live* on Tuesdays from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am – 1:00 pm CT / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm MT / 9:00 am – 11:00 am PT.

* We recommend you attend all four live sessions, ideally with a team from your school or district, and schedule time with your team to meet between sessions.  Each session builds on the previous session in the series and is two hours, so please double check your time zones indicated above before registering.

In addition, you’ll have access to recordings of all four sessions for 6 weeks following the live sessions.

Sign up here to be notified by email when registration is available for the next series.

 

This is an excellent, clear, and practical overview of the CASEL approach to implementing schoolwide SEL, offering the knowledge and tools as well as the personal experience to launch us on our own journey!

– 2020 Workshop Participant

What will you learn during the workshop series?

You’ll gain the necessary expertise to create an intentional, collaborative process that engages adults, supports students, and creates equitable learning environments that promote academic, social, and emotional learning. After attending this series, you should be able to:

  • Understand CASEL’s Theory of Action for systemic SEL implementation in service of equity and excellence, including the 10 indicators of schoolwide SEL.
  • Develop and apply strategies to promote SEL for students and to strengthen adult SEL competencies and capacity.
  • Assess your current SEL implementation, resources, and needs.
  • Draft goals and begin a plan for implementing and sustaining schoolwide SEL.

SESSION 1 – Establish a shared understanding of systemic SEL

Participants will engage in an interactive exploration of CASEL’s framework for SEL, the four focus areas for systemic SEL implementation, and the 10 indicators of schoolwide SEL. From this shared understanding, participants will determine where they are starting from and we’ll unpack immediate priority actions.

SESSION 2: Strengthen adult SEL

Participants will explore tangible strategies that support adults in cultivating their own social emotional learning through intentional self-reflection, deep community learning, and modeling SEL across contexts.

 

SESSION 3: Promote SEL for students

Participants will examine strategies for actively engaging students in learning and practicing social and emotional competencies across classrooms and school environments, and in partnership with families and communities. This session will also focus on creating the conditions for student learning, including relationship-building and supportive learning environments.

SESSION 4: Putting it all together: Implementing your plan

Participants will explore tools and resources for collecting data they can use to track progress toward their SEL goals, draft action steps and an aligned evaluation plan, and develop strategies for engaging the full school community (staff, families, and students) in learning from data during this session that will model the full continuous improvement cycle.

Each session includes suggested actions to complete between sessions.

 

Hear from Past Participants

“A wealth of valuable information put into practice for you. You decide what you want to do next and how to roll it out. Great resources!”

“This workshop has been instrumental in being able to introduce SEL to my school in a way that is attainable and connects to all staff levels. Prior to this training, I did not have the language or ability to present the information in a way that connects to the overall goals of the school. I now have hope that we can do this.”

“Any school in any country worldwide planning to implement SEL will benefit.”

“I have been studying the resources provided with the CASEL Schoolwide SEL guide independently, but the training really served to solidify my understanding. It gave the me the opportunity to reflect and plan as well as gain the confidence to implement the plan and advocate for SEL in both my school and district.”

“These sessions were so smartly organized and facilitated. Thank you for ensuring that our time was maximized and adult learning principles were utilized.”

Questions?

If you have any questions about this workshop series, please email professionallearning@casel.org 

 

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