Student Well-Being K-12 Essentials Forum

Social-Emotional Learning: Making It Meaningful

This event occurred on December 08, 2022 4:30 PM EST.
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The damage the pandemic did to academic and social and emotional well-being is now crystal clear. Students’ math and reading skills have plummeted, erasing years of gains; and many students are struggling to learn how to regulate their emotions, feel empathy for others, and set reachable goals for themselves. At the same time, some school district SEL programs have run up against intense opposition from parents and politicians, who take issue with how SEL is being linked to learning about racism, sexism, and LGBTQ issues.

To properly address these challenges, schools need to do a better job:

  • Communicating with stakeholders about what their SEL programs actually teach,
  • Designing SEL strategies that are tailored to the specific needs of their communities, and
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of those strategies.

Join us for a lively discussion about these topics with educators and experts.

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2:00pm ET

Welcome and Introduction

2:20pm ET

Industry Perspective: How SEL Supports the ABCs of Student Success

2:30pm ET

Panel Discussion: Weaving SEL Into Academics Is Hard.  Here’s How to Make It Happen

3:15pm ET

Industry Perspective: Why SEL Matters to Everyone

3:25pm ET

Panel Discussion: SEL Lessons Learned: Case Studies and Best Practices

3:55pm ET

Industry Perspective: Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Success

4:05pm ET

Interactive Session: Putting SEL Into Action: How to Make It Relevant for Your Community

4:20pm ET

Closing Thoughts

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