September 2020
Will You Be at the 2020 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit?
The SEL Exchange Virtual Summit, hosted by CASEL, is a clarion call — a call to action for adults to leverage social and emotional learning to prioritize the agency and expertise of young people in re-designing schools and communities so all can thrive. Register to attend the four-hour virtual event on October 15, focused on the theme of "Catalyzing Our Commitment to Youth."
  • Be inspired by youth and their experiences: Gain practical insights to center youth in the why of this work.
  • Reimagine the power of SEL: Elevate research-practice strategies toward courageous action in service of equitable outcomes for all.
  • Revitalize your spirit for this work: Hear from a collective of leading experts to help strengthen your commitment to SEL.
New Video Collection To Support Virtual SEL
CASEL has partnered with PBS Station ThinkTV to create introductory videos for the SEL core competencies and 10 indicators of schoolwide SEL. During this time of uncertainty, these indicators can help schools create the conditions that support all students and adults holistically and equitably.
New Insights on SEL as a Lever for Equity
As a pandemic and nationwide fight for racial justice amplify longstanding inequities in education and other sectors, CASEL released a new report, Emerging Insights on Advancing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as a Lever for Equity and Excellence, featuring five insights based on efforts in 20 school districts across the nation.
Educator Tools: Listen to and Learn From Families
Families of students have wisdom to share about how to support children academically, socially, and emotionally. The Culturally Responsive Education Hub includes a tool for educators to have conversations with families during this time, including sample emails, call scripts, and follow-ups in English and Spanish.
Free Webinar: A (Re)introduction to SEL
CASEL first introduced the term “social and emotional learning” 26 years ago. Since then, SEL has evolved into an integral part of education and development. Our collective understanding of the why, what, and how of SEL continues to grow. Whether you are new to SEL or well-acquainted with the term, join us on October 9 at 1:00 pm ET as we share evolving insights around CASEL’s well-known “wheel” and definition of SEL.  
LG Experience Happiness Initiative Celebrates Milestone in Reaching 4 Million Students
LG Electronics' social impact initiative, “Life’s Good: Experience Happiness, provides educators, parents, and students with hands-on resources to help students recognize that they can achieve sustainable happiness through the practice of foundational social-emotional skills. Read more.
Tool: Creating Staff Shared Agreements 
Developing shared agreements among staff is an important step between establishing a shared vision and defining specific schoolwide norms and routines to promote SEL. Use this process to co-develop agreements about how all staff can work together, communicate, and interact to achieve a shared vision.
Worth Checking Out This Month
Congressional Briefing Highlights: How Will Education Leaders Support SEL This School Year? CASEL and Committee For Children | Watch

Opinion: It's time to rethink how schools use data to implement social and emotional learning. Education Dive | Read

Brief: Politics May Not Impede SEL Development. Committee for Children | Read

Civic Education in the Elementary Years - Sheldon Berman. School Administrator | Read

5-Brief Series: Addressing Inequities in Education. Society for Research in Child Development | Read

How to Build Relationships With Students During COVID-19. EdWeek | Read

How Children Process Grief & Loss Through Play. Edutopia | Read

Cultivating Trusted Relationships: A Conversation With Rob Jagers. Science of Learning & Development Alliance | Read
Mark Your Calendar
Sept 24, 3:30pm ET.
Sponsored webinar from Committee for Children. Register

Why SEL Is So Important Right Now: Trauma-Informed Practices and Resilience Resources for Adults.

CASEL CARES Webinars with Marc Brackett

  • Sept 25, 1:00pm ET. PART ONE: Permission To Feel for Adults: Healthy Emotion Regulation During Uncertain and Stressful Times. Register

  • Oct 2, 1:00pm ET. PART TWO: Permission To Feel for Kids: How Adults can Support Children in Managing Emotions During Challenging Times. Register

Oct 15, 12:00pm ET.
2020 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit - Catalyzing Our Commitment to Youth. Register

Oct 20, 3:00 pm ET.
Show + Tell: Transforming Wellbeing Through Social and Emotional Development. Register

Social and emotional development starts at birth. CASEL is partnering with Promise Venture Studio on their virtual Show+Tell. You'll hear and connect with innovators on promising innovations in early childhood social and emotional development with the greatest potential for impact. 
Open Positions at CASEL
Interested in joining the CASEL team? We’re hiring for multiple roles!

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.

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