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
Texas’s Inaugural Statewide SEL Conference!
Hosted by SEL4TX, this virtual event provides a full day of high quality sessions presented by SEL thought leaders from around the nation and across the state. At a time when challenges in education have reached an all-time high, the need for SEL in schools has never been greater.
All education professionals are welcome. The conference is perfect for district, school, and classroom educators who are preparing to implement SEL approaches and programs in the coming school year. This unique and timely conference will leave participants feeling inspired and equipped to Rise From Challenges to SELutions!
Early Bird (before August 1, 2021) – $99
After August 1, 2021 – $119
CEs offered for most education professionals!
- School/district administrators
- School psychologists/LSSPs
- Social Workers
Beyond Talk: Building Tomorrow Together—SEL and Civic Learning for Empowered Youth
Hosted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange is a unique and timely national forum for those who are committed to creating caring, productive, and equitable schools and communities that develop the whole child and ensure that all students can thrive. With demand for SEL at an all-time high, now is the time to come together, share what we know, and anchor ourselves in advancing high-quality research, implementation practice, and policies.
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.