This Month in SEL [May 2020]

A curation of the top SEL headlines, research & insights.

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This month in SEL: CASEL shares actionable recommendations to help school leadership teams plan for the social-emotional needs of all students and adults during the summer and eventual transition back into classrooms, Panorama Education launces a new series of free summer virtual learning sessions focused on SEL, the Aspen Institue releases policy recommendations to support social, emotional, and academic development in the pandemic era… and more!

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New CASEL Brief on Reopening and Renewing School Communities 

In this brief, CASEL shares actionable recommendations to help school leadership teams plan for the social-emotional needs of all students and adults during the upcoming transition into summer and the beginning of the new school year. The resource, titled: Leveraging the Power of Social and Emotional Learning As You Prepare to Reopen and Renew Your School Community, comes in advance of comprehensive guidance scheduled for release in late June.

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Panorama Education to Host “Celebrating Resilience: A Summer Series”

This summer, join a virtual community of more than 10,000 practitioners, school leaders and district administrators as the education world works together to serve our students in today’s unique context, prepare our schools for what comes next, and celebrate the resilience of our communities.

As part of Celebrating Resilience: A Summer Series, the team at Panorama Education will be hosting free virtual learning sessions, including weekly:

  • Expert Q&As with district and school leaders;

  • Live Workshops featuring social-emotional learning experts, and;

  • Virtual Meet-Ups to allow individuals in similar roles to connect and share experiences.

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New Policy Recommendations from the Aspen Institute

This publication includes ten examples of concrete actions that state leaders can pursue now and through the 2020-21 school year and legislative sessions to develop, maintain, and strengthen the crucial connections and relationships that are necessary for learning.

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Building Positive Conditions for Learning at Home: Strategies for Families

Developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR), this portral includes a set of strategies and resources that parents can use to create a supportive learning space at home, including tools in both English and Spanish.

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Free SEL Curriculum & Programs to Support E-Learning

CASEL’s SEL Providers Council — a group of organizations providing social-emotional learning curriculum, activities and lesson plans — are providing free resources and curriculum to support e-learning efforts across the country. This webpage includes a listing of all providers and their free content.

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