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July 2019
SEL on the World Stage
UNESCO has published an online magazine devoted entirely to SEL. Experts from throughout the world contributed. Articles focus on such diverse aspects of SEL as the science of learning, systemic SEL, and SEL in a several different countries. More
Tool: SEL 101 Sample Introductory Presentation
Back-to-school approaches! Now’s a good time to think about how to spread the word about SEL to staff, families, and community partners so they can help extend SEL beyond the school day. Download and adapt this presentation to use at back-to-school nights or informational meetings.
Tool: FAQs on the SEL District Resource Center
Do you have questions about districtwide SEL implementation and CASEL’s District Resource Center? We have answers. Check out our newly enhanced FAQs , designed to connect you with the information and resources you need.
The History of Afterschool Programming—Free Downloadable Materials
The How Kids Learn Foundation offers a one-hour video documentary on the history of afterschool in America with 12 chapters suitable for use in staff training. Also included is a brief learning guide. As afterschool programs add youth development and social and emotional competencies to their goals, afterschool programming is increasingly recognized as an important component of SEL. More
Hear from the SEL Exchange Speakers
Speakers for the SEL Exchange, an inaugural conference hosted by CASEL, are sharing insights on their work and the SEL field and offering a sneak peak of the conversations they’ll be having at the conference. Read the new blog .
AEI Examines the Roots of SEL in a New Brief
Jay P. Greene of the American Enterprise Institute urges SEL advocates to acknowledge SEL’s ties to previous movements such as character education. “ For many Americans, SEL’s roots are deeply enmeshed in moral and religious precepts, and those promoting these as secular skills would do well to recognize and respect that fact,” he writes.  Read more in his brief .
SEL Assessment Briefs
The Assessment Work Group has published a series of briefs that offer concise, accessible information to support schools, community organizations, and individual practitioners working to improve the social and emotional competencies of youth. Two featured here focus on developmental tasks youth face at different ages ( PDF ) and how states use SEL frameworks for both high-quality standards and guidance ( PDF ).
Download and Share: SEL Snapshot
Worth Reading
This Month

Transforming Education's SEL Integration Approach for Classroom Educators . Transforming Education | More

6 Steps to Equitable Data Analysis. Edutopia | More

5 Effective Ways to Help Students Reduce Stress and Anxiety. eSchool News | More

Restorative Justice in U.S. Schools: An Updated Research Review. WestEd | More

Study: Teens Who Give Advice to Peers Improve Academic Outcomes. National Academy of Science s | More
Mark Your Calendar

 Aug. 8, Transforming Learning Summit, Minneapolis, Minn. Annual K-12 conference focusing on ways to transform the school culture and learning environment for Minnesota schools.   Register

Aug. 8-9, 2019 School Climate Institute, New York, N.Y. Presented by the National School Climate Center. Register

Sept. 6, Novo Foundation Grant Applications Due. Education First/ NoVo will accept applications for the 2019 Regional SEL Convening grants to  help district and school communities create a convening that builds educators’ and other adults’ capacity to meet students’ social, emotional and academic needs with an equity lens . More

Sept. 7, Inaugural Conversations Summit 2019 in Chicago. The Summit will feature interactive sessions for learning, dialog, and activism with presentations created by youth ages 12-24 on mental health, self-expression, social justice, and more. Register
Thank you to CASEL's sponsors
The Allstate Foundation helps create more prosperous communities where people are empowered to fulfill their hopes and dreams. Through its Good Starts Young® program, The Allstate Foundation enables youth to build social and emotional learning skills and helps shape the next generation of leaders.  

LG is proud to partner with CASEL to advance SEL. The LG Experience Happiness platform is dedicated to bringing Sustainable Happiness Skills to youth across the country through collaboration, awareness and highly impactful SEL programming.