Webinar: Bringing Social and Emotional Learning to the Forefront — What Happens When Districts Prioritize SEL

It is hard to ignore the buzz around social and emotional learning and the research findings documenting the value of SEL programs for student behavior and academic gains. However, what does SEL look like in practice? Specifically, what can district and school leaders do to promote SEL? With the passage of the Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA), states and districts can consider measures of SEL within their accountability systems. However, there is more that leaders can do to embed SEL within current district and school priorities.

In this 75-minute webinar, co-hosted by AIR, American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), the Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and the Washoe County School District, audiences heard from a panel of researchers and practitioners on ways in which districts and school leaders have implemented a coordinated and purposeful SEL effort.