June 2020
CASEL’s Commitment to SEL as a Lever for Equity
We at CASEL hold fast to the belief that our work must actively contribute to anti-racism and to all forms of prejudice reduction.  We have rededicated ourselves to the work we’ve begun but that is seriously unfinished: diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of our organization and at every level of our collaborative. Learn more about concrete efforts toward racial equity and collective well-being.  Read the full statement from the CASEL Board of Directors.
State Efforts to Elevate SEL During the Pandemic
CASEL  and Committee for Children released “From Response to Reopening: State Efforts to Elevate Social and Emotional Learning During the Pandemic,” based on a review of state COVID-19 responses related to SEL. The report identifies six recommendations for states to continue their support of SEL as schools transition to the summer and prepare for the fa ll.
New Guide to Building Equitable Learning Environments
The Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Framework  provides resources to create culturally responsive classrooms designed to offer equitable education experiences to all students. The guide includes evidence-based tools to help collectively design and test changes from the school to the state legislature.
Tool: SEL & Equity Pitfalls & Recommendations
As educators, we must strive to advance progress on equity and inclusion in our implementation of SEL. From the National Equity Project, this downloadable chart provides guidance for educators seeking to advance that commitment.
Digital SEL Walkthrough Protocol for Implementation Leaders
CASEL has partnered with Learning Sciences International (LSI) to create a digital version of CASEL’s Schoolwide SEL Walkthrough Protocol as an alternative to our free, print version. The new tool provides a convenient way to observe, measure, and track SEL implementation in schools and classrooms. School-based SEL teams can use data to set implementation goals, reflect on and track progress, and develop or adjust action plans. 
Worth Reading This Month

Kick-Start Fall Planning: Four Principles for Instructional Leaders . NWEA . | More

Leveraging Social and Emotional Learning to Support Adults in the Time of COVID-19 (Part 2). Learning Policy Institute . | More

Summer. Learning. Loss. Leadership. The Forum For Youth Investment. | More
COVID-19’s Impact on Young People.
America's Promise Alliance . | More

Building Relationships Through Letter Writing. Edutopia. | More

Elevating Voice through Social and Emotional Learning . School Administrator . | More
Mark Your Calendar
June 24-26 : Music City SEL Virtual Conference 2020. Register

June 26: CASEL Webinar on " Adult SEL to Support Antiracist Practices ." Register

By July 1: Online courses on Mindfulness & SEL. Discounted registration if purchased by July 1 with code " BELONGING". Register

By July 1 : NASBE's Leading for Equity and Excellence Program (LEEP) National Cohort is looking for systems thinkers to join its 2020 National Cohort. Apply
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.