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COVID-19 SEL Supports

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in our country, many communities are experiencing a heightened level of fear, anxiety, and worry during these uncertain times particularly as schools attempt to reopen. Parents, educators, youth development professionals, childcare providers, and others are looking for ways to help young people reduce, manage, and cope with the fears, worries and anxieties that might be provoked by this health crisis and continue to develop the social and emotional skills they will need for managing and coping with future life challenges. We’ve compiled a list of resources to support these efforts. Check back periodically, as we will be updating the list.

Upcoming SEL Events

2021 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

Start date: May 17, 2021

End date: May 19, 2021

Location: Baltimore, MD

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Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes. This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.

2021 Music City SEL Virtual Conference

Start date: June 23, 2021

End date: June 25, 2021

Location: Online

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The Music City SEL Conference is an exciting annual event hosted by Alignment Nashville’s SEL A-Team, a group consisting of leaders from Metro Nashville Public Schools and various partnering community organizations. Since the inaugural conference, diverse community partners, mental health providers, and experts on the forefront of the SEL movement have come together to offer content that engages participants in powerful discussions and experiential learning that holds the potential to transform school culture, strengthen support systems, and improve the overall success and wellness of students.

Impact of Social Emotional Learning

Educators Value SEL

Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.

Principals Value SEL

Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.

SEL Yields Returns

On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.