Student Well-Being Online Summit

Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). Student Voice. School Climate. Student Motivation.
This event occurred on March 20, 2019 3:00 PM EDT and is only accessible to those who originally registered.
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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.

Event Video

Social-Emotional Learning in Schools: In Conversation With Education Week


1:00–2:30 p.m. ET | #SELSummit Discussions Open
1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Strategies for Social-Emotional Learning at the School and District Level

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Principals and Teachers Need Strong Social-Emotional Skills, Too

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Students' Emotions. The Promise and the Peril

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Amplifying Student Voice

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

The Student-Teacher Relationship: What the Research Says About Empathy

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Leveraging Federal Dollars (Title IV of ESSA) to Support School Climate and SEL

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Using Data to Support SEL And Academic Growth for All Students

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Mental Health—The Forgotten Piece

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Creating Connections with SEL and Boys Town

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

Unlock limitless learning

1:00–2:30 p.m. ET

The Connection Between Student Motivation and Reading Intervention

2:30–3:00 p.m. ET

Final Reporter Wrap-up

Wayee Chu
General Partner Reach Capital
Elizabeth Congdon-McGee
Counselor Whaley School, Anchorage, Alaska
Michelle Hammond
Student Voice Coordinator Washoe County School District, Reno, Nev.
Robyn Harris
Principal Whaley School in Anchorage, Alaska
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience University of Southern California
Vicki Nishioka
Senior Research Advisor Education Northwest
Jaclyn Ocumpaugh
Associate Director Penn Center for Learning Analytics, University of Pennsylvania
Melissa Schlinger
Vice President of Practice and Programs Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Karen VanAusdal
Senior Director of Practice CASEL
Evie Blad is a reporter for Education Week.
Benjamin Herold is a contributing writer covering learning environments and ed-tech issues for Education Week.
Alyson Klein is an assistant editor for Education Week.
Sarah D. Sparks covers education research, data, and the science of learning for Education Week.
Denisa R. Superville is an assistant editor at Education Week who focuses on principals and school leadership.
Andrew Ujifusa was an assistant editor who covers national education policy and politics.

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.