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Social Emotional Learning in Action: A Symposium for Practitioners Resources
On August 18th, YDEKC hosted a SEL Symposium where nearly 200 practitioners – youth workers, teachers, counselors, nurses, and more – came together to learn new strategies and think critically about their practice with young people. You can access materials from the Symposium and curated social emotional resources on our website.
Social Emotional Learning Online Education Module from OSPI
OSPI just released their SEL Online Education Module: Building Foundations and Strategies, a free online course for people who work with children statewide. Register and log in here! In 2017, the Washington State Legislature charged OSPI with continuing the work of the 2015 Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks Workgroup to develop detailed, culturally relevant grade level SEL indicators for the existing Benchmarks, solicit feedback from statewide stakeholders, and develop a model of best practices for implementation of grade level SEL indicators. The report will be completed by June 30, 2019. For more information on OSPI’s SEL work, contact Ron Hertel, Social and Emotional Learning Program Supervisor.
Applying the Science of Gratitude in Education: A Day-Long Workshop for Seattle-Area Educators
Cedarbrook Lodge, 10/28/2017, 9:00AM-3:30PM
In this day-long workshop, gratitude experts and practitioners will offer science-based, practical strategies and exercises for fostering gratitude in schools. K-12 teachers and school staff can use these strategies to foster students’ and their own emotional well-being and cultivate a sense of belonging in schools and classrooms. More information and registration available here.
The Intersection of Afterschool and SEL for 21st Century Readiness
Webinar, 10/11/2017, 10:00AM-11:15AM
Building upon a session at the 2017 Ready By 21 National Meeting in Austin, TX, this webinar will highlight national research and best practices from around the country to explore:
- The value of afterschool settings in cultivating SEL;
- The ways in which SEL can align with 21st century/employability skills over time;
- What developmentally-appropriate social and emotional skill-building looks like in practice;
- The relationship between afterschool program quality and the measurement of SEL practices for the purposes of continuous improvement;
- How SEL in afterschool settings aligns with other common community goals along the continuum of services for young people; and
- The ways in which afterschool can complement in-school SEL to ensure that all kids are ready for college, work, and life.
This session is presented in partnership with the American Youth Policy Forum. Details and registration availablehere.