July 2020
New SEL Roadmap for Reopening School 
Educators nationwide are preparing to welcome students and adults back this fall . To aid in this transition, CASEL collaborated with more than 40 partners to create an SEL Roadmap toward reuniting, renewing, and thriving in a new year, centered on relationships and built on the existing strengths of a school community.
Tool: Survey for T eaching Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students
Greater Good in Education developed a Teaching Tolerance   survey  for educators to reflect on their beliefs about racially and ethnically diverse students, as well as how those beliefs may impact their students. This tool also supports educators in planning action steps and promotes all five SEL competencies.
U.S. House of Representatives Proposes Funding Increase for SEL 
The House Appropriations Committee has released  proposed funding  for Fiscal Year 2021 that includes $172 million for SEL. The proposed bill would increase funding for SEL innovation grants, the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program, the School Safety National Activities program, and funding for Full-Service Community Schools.
Tool: Build a Transition Coalition
Bringing together school staff, community partners, and families is a critical part of transitioning back to school this fall. This  tool  from the new SEL Roadmap outlines roles and considerations for identifying coalition members. 
16 SEL Programs Added to CASEL's Program Guide 
CASEL has been reviewing SEL programs since 2003. The CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs identifies and rates well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools. Access the full list of preschool/elementary and middle/high school programs.

  • SELect is the highest designation, meaning the program met or exceeded all of CASEL's criteria: Second Step: Early Learning; Hallway Heroes; Incredible Years: Teacher Classroom Management Program; Changemakers (formerly ‘Settle Your Glitter’); Get Real Sex Education; The Leadership Project’s Violence Prevention Program; Conscious Discipline

  • Promising indicates a recommended program for quality SEL that met or exceeded most of CASEL's criteria: Connect Science; Wyman’s Teen Connection Project; SPARK: Speaking to the Potential, Ability, & Resilience Inside Every Kid; Captain McFinn: Explore Kindness; Growing Early Mindsets (GEMs)

  • SEL-related indicates a program or educational practice that is aligned with SEL and primarily emphasizes interpersonal or intrapersonal competenceInner Explorer; Sky Schools; BASE Education
Worth Reading This Month
The Pandemic's Toll on School Leaders Is Palpable. Here’s What's Needed for a Successful School Year.   Marc Brackett, Mark Cannizzaro, & Scott Levy; EdSurge . |   More

Why Social-Emotional Learning Must Come First When Schools Reopen.   District Administration. | More

Special Report: All Of Who I Am . America's Promise Alliance. |   More  

What Anti-racist Teachers Do Differently.  The Atlantic. | More  

Why COVID-19 Is Our Equity Check.   Dena Simmons, Educational Leadership. |   More  

Podcast feat. CASEL board member Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl: Self-Regulation & Mindfulness.   International Institute of Islamic Thought. | More  

Better Together: Six Essential Conversations for Cultivating Adult SEL and Relational Trust in Your School.   Jo Salazar, LCSW . | Available for purchase
Mark Your Calendar
July 23, 1pm ET: CASEL and Learning Sciences International (LSI) Webinar: CASEL’s Ten Indicators of Schoolwide SEL. Register

July 23, 7pm ET:   Education First Webinar Series: SEL for Teachers, With Teachers . Looking Back on Spring 2020 to Prepare for Fall 2020.  Register  

July 24, 1pm ET Policy and Data Practices That Dismantle Inequities (Part 5). SEL as a Lever for Equity Series by CASEL. Register

July 29, 12pm ET: Courageous Leaders: Building the HEART Skills for Equity Work in Schools. Paid workshop to develop skills and practices for an equity - centered SEL, featuring Dr. Lorea Martinez and Michael Eatman. Register

Aug. 6, 12pm ET: Mills Teacher Scholars Webinar,  What Do Students Need Most This Fall?  Register  

Deadline Aug 10: For nominations for the Mary Utne O-Brien Awards & Joseph E. Zins Awards.  More  
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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