Social emotional learning (SEL) is a movement that has a long history rooted in multiple disciplines and is now being recognized as a critical ingredient for student success in school, work and life. Integrating SEL may teach students skills that will help them personally and academically.
In this session, we’ll explore the history of social emotional learning and its core competencies, reflect on the assumptions and misconceptions associated with SEL and examine how educators can implement SEL in culturally responsive ways.
Modes of Learning
Facilitators will guide a conversation using the Shaping a Shared Understanding of Social Emotional Learning presentation (linked below). Each participant will need a copy of the breakout room quadrant activity. The breakout room files are also embedded in the Facilitators Guide.
Facilitator’s Guide: Shaping a Shared Understanding of Social Emotional Learning (Session 1)
- Define SEL, including a brief history and connecting to culturally responsive-sustaining education.
- Establish a significance of SEL.
- Identify the five Core Competencies by CASEL.
- Connect the CASEL Core Competencies with with the three NYSED SEL Goal and NYSED Benchmarks
- Begin to plan to turnkey for this information to groups you work with.
The following resources are also linked from the Facilitator’s Guide:
- The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
- SEL 3 Signature Practices Playbook (CASEL)
- Adult SEL Self-Assessment (CASEL)
- The Impact of Social and Emotional Learning (YouTube; via CASEL)
- A History of Social Emotional Learning (Edutopia)
- 5 Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning (Edutopia)
- CASEL Releases New Definition of SEL (Panorama Education)
- Social Emotional Learning: Essential for Learning and Life (NYSED)
- Framework for Systemic Social and Emotional Learning (NYSED)
- NYSSEL Benchmarks (NYSED)
For more information, or if you are unable to access any of the resources provided:
- Jessica Carpenter, Greater Southern Tier BOCES
- Rebecca Bowers, Greater Southern Tier BOCES
Stephanie Stephens, Greater Southern Tier BOCES