Social and Emotional Learning Experts at the American Institutes for Research to Share High-Quality Research, Practice, and Policies at the 2023 SEL Exchange

Social and emotional learning (SEL) experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will participate in the 2023 SEL Exchange Nov. 7-9 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2023 SEL Exchange is hosted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and is the nation’s largest forum on SEL.

This year’s conference theme, Leaders as Learners: Building the Village Our Children Need, reflects AIR’s commitment to developing the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that individuals need to be successful in school, in relationships, and in the workforce. The conference also closely aligns with the institution’s belief in fostering equitable pathways for children, youth, families, and communities to thrive through generating, applying, and sharing evidence.

AIR-affiliated presentations will cover various topics, including adult SEL, measuring SEL implementation, and sports-based SEL. AIR experts will also participate in the conference’s poster sessions, highlighting research partnerships in Illinois, Missouri, and Nevada.

Sessions featuring AIR experts and their work are listed below (all times are in ET). Learn more about the conference and the full program on the SEL Exchange website.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

From Legislation to Implementation: How SEAs Can Support Adult SEL
*Room Assignment: B408
AIR staff: Megan Gildin

Bringing Policy to Action: Building a “Big Tent” for SEL Supports
Room Assignment: A304
AIR staff: Laura Hamilton

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Using our Village to Enhance Adult SEL Across Research, Policy, and Practice
Room Assignment: A314
Participating AIR staff: Kim Kendziora

1:00 pm – 2:30 p.m.

Coaching Kids as Athletes and People: Sports-Based Youth Development and SEL
Room Assignment: B409
AIR staff: Jill Young

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Healthy Emotion Contagion: Well-Being Across Practice, Research, and Policy
Room Assignment: A410
AIR staff: David Osher

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Room Assignment: SEL Mainstreet (Exhibit Hall)

AIR Staff posters sessions:
Kyosin Kang: Nevada School Climate and SEL
Kim Kendziora: Evaluation of Illinois’ Learning Renewal-SEL initiative
Bo Zhu: PAL Classrooms with eMINTS


Thursday, November 9, 2023

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Measuring SEL Implementation to Advance Science, Practice, and Policy
Room Assignment: A315
AIR staff: Laura Hamilton

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

CATALYZE: Linking SEL Programming for Both Teachers and Students
Room Assignment: A304
AIR staff: Pete Rehder, Yibing Li, Kim Kendziora

*Room assignments are subject to change

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