After major disruptions to learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for those students who are most marginalized, systems are doubling down on social and emotional learning (SEL) to facilitate student healing, connection, and learning. Schools and districts are focused on building the conditions and supports that allow students to develop and apply the social and emotional competencies that will help them thrive in school and life.
Research shows social, emotional, and academic learning are connected and interdependent and that SEL is often embedded in the work that educators are already doing. Join experts from the American Institutes for Research, Harmony SEL at National University, and the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety at WestEd, as well as a panel of three local practitioners from a diversity of settings to discuss specific teaching practices that educators can use in elementary and secondary classrooms to meet the needs of today’s students.
This webinar will explore:
- How pioneering work on 10 teaching practices to support the integration of SEL with academics has been refined to reflect recent learnings on culturally responsive practices, trauma-informed instruction, and the science of learning and development
- The interconnectedness of equity-centered practice and social, emotional, and academic learning
- A new taxonomy that describes four ways that SEL and academics are linked within the learning environment