Developing a child’s social and emotional skills is as important as building his or her academic skills, but who is most responsible for doing this? There’s an emerging recognition that schools and educators will be more successful if they consider students’ social and emotional development as they teach lessons and craft school policies. Strengths in those areas translate to success—both in the classroom and in life, SEL advocates say. But there are some daunting gaps between that understanding and the reality of weaving SEL into the fabric of everyday schooling.
Education Week offers a big-picture look at how states, districts, and schools can reach their students through SEL strategies and other best practices for motivating and engaging students. In this virtual event, Education Week journalists and guests will staff online “discussion” rooms on a host of topics, including how districts and schools are incorporating social-emotional learning into classrooms, how principals and teachers are tending to their own SEL and work-life balance, the role that ed-tech is playing in the expanding use of SEL strategies, student voice, what research has shown to be effective strategies for building trust and respect between teachers and students, and how some district leaders are using flexible federal dollars to support efforts around improving school climate and student engagement. Join them on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET, for a deep dive into SEL in your schools.
This online summit provides you a unique opportunity:
- To directly interact with reporters and experts on social-emotional learning and school climate; and
- To watch a livestreamed series of interviews with the reporters after they’ve broken it down with you for final insights.
Social-Emotional Learning in Schools: In Conversation With Education Week
Strategies for Social-Emotional Learning at the School and District Level
Principals and Teachers Need Strong Social-Emotional Skills, Too
Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Students' Emotions. The Promise and the Peril
Amplifying Student Voice
The Student-Teacher Relationship: What the Research Says About Empathy
Leveraging Federal Dollars (Title IV of ESSA) to Support School Climate and SEL
Using Data to Support SEL And Academic Growth for All Students
Join Panorama Education to discover resources on social-emotional learning, MTSS and early warning systems, district case studies, and new research on the links between SEL, attendance, behavior and coursework. Connect with Research Director Sam Moulton to learn best practices on using data to support the academic and social-emotional needs of your students.
Mental Health—The Forgotten Piece
Stress and anxiety are constant companions for many of our students. Social-emotional learning helps us understand that these shadows can be managed, and that like our physical health, mental health can be strengthened or diminished through our daily habits. Join experts in student mental wellness for a conversation about finding and creating opportunities to promote mental well-being for all members of our school community.
Creating Connections with SEL and Boys Town
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The Connection Between Student Motivation and Reading Intervention
Research shows that students’ attitudes and mindsets play an important role in learning, but how do you gauge student motivation? Join Jenny Eisenman, Director of Education at Reading Plus, John Ferrara, Data/Research Analyst at Reading Plus, and Dr. Jeffrey Pascoe, Research Scientist at Reading Plus, in an open conversation centered around motivation and reading intervention.
Final Reporter Wrap-up
Led by the reporters, the Education Week newsroom will close out the day with insights from the discussions they’ve had with you, the readers.
Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.