SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING CONFERENCE
LOOK INWARD - LEARN TOGETHER - BUILD FORWARD

Friday, April 24, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wolcott School
524 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago
Registration fee $200


NEW WORKSHOP ADDED!
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Mindfulness and Self-Care for Educators
Renew, Refresh, Recharge
8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wolcott Arts & Athletics Center
1950 W Hubbard St, Chicago
Registration fee $150 - Space limited to 25

Fees include continental breakfast and lunch as well as
8 Professional Development hours (Illinois State Board of Education) for Friday's program and
7 PD hours for Saturday's program.


Contact SELCON2020@wolcottschool.org for more information
We are excited to announce that Friday's conference will begin with a special keynote presentation by Dr. Paul Goren.

Paul served as superintendent in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 from 2014-2019. A champion for social and emotional learning, Paul held the position of Senior Vice President for Program at CASEL prior to his superintendent appointment. He has held several senior advisory roles focused on educational practice, policy, and research with large public school systems, including Minneapolis Public Schools, San Diego City Schools, and Chicago Public Schools. Paul also directed the education policy studies division of the National Governors’ Association (NGA) in Washington, DC and served as the Director of Child and Youth Development for the MacArthur Foundation and as the Senior Vice President at The Spencer Foundation.

Paul received a BA from Williams College, a Masters of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas, and a PhD from Stanford University.
At Friday's conference , we will share best practices in SEL classroom integration and explore related methodologies of SEL development, such as mindfulness, cultural competency, DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion), restorative justice, and trauma informed practice. This conference will focus on grades 6-12, however, educators from all grade levels are welcome.
Saturday's Workshop will be for educators and “filling our own tanks.” It will focus upon skills, practices, relationships and opportunities to take care of ourselves. This day long workshop will be an experiential day of practice, play, reflection, and a day designed as a safe, compassionate space to experience the transformative power of mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning.

This experiential day of self care and reflection will provide opportunities to engage in practices to promote and cultivate emotional balance and well being. Through the mindful use of circles, movement, music, and reflection, we will practice SEL strategies, skills, and tools for ourselves, students, and schools.
The Tyree Institute provides outreach programming on adolescent development, educational practices, and learning differences.