Upcoming National Events

2020 Virtual Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

Date: October 15, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL

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Hosted by CASEL, the 2020 SEL Exchange virtual summit is designed to provide a powerful and timely SEL experience for the widest possible audience to participate in safely and confidently. This summit will provide a platform to share SEL best practices to more districts, schools, and students in an era when these competencies and skills have never been more relevant.

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.

Past Events

SEL in 2020: the second global online Karanga

Date: June 30, 2020

Location: Online

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Join social-emotional learning educators and champions from around the world for this Global Karanga in support of SEL. Learn from policy makers, practitioners and researchers, and connect with an international community committed to SEL as a driver for education and societal change.

Virtual Music City SEL Conference 2020

Start date: June 24, 2020

End date: June 26, 2020

Location: Nashville, TN

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The 10th annual Music City SEL Conference will bring together educators, youth-serving professionals, and other community leaders and stakeholders to share skills, tools, and resources for creating learning evironments that elevate whole-child wellness and empower all members of a community to thrive. This unique conference is designed and led BY practitioners FOR practitioners.

Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts: Exploring Connections and Implications

Date: May 21, 2020

Time: 9 am - 1 pm Eastern

Location: Online

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High-quality arts education is a powerful catalyst for social-emotional learning. In this session participants will explore how learning in and through the arts fosters social- emotional growth and contributes to positive school culture. The natural alignment between arts education and the five social-emotional competencies will be closely examined through colorful examples, demonstrating the many implications.This session will empower teachers and administrators to cultivate connections between their arts programs and the New Jersey Social Emotional Competencies with greater intention, in order to impact the student experience.

Fee: $149

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Extraordinary Kids Summit

Date: May 18, 2020

Location: Online

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Roots Education is obsessed with helping kids through this pandemic and supporting them academically, socially and emotionally.   That’s why they’re inviting educators to the free, online Extraordinary Kids Summit, hosted by Trish Keiller of Roots Education, where over 20 experts have teamed up to speak into your biggest questions and concerns right now:

  • What our kids need most right now and how to provide it
  • How to manage the wide range of emotions this time has presented
  • How to support kids’ social and emotional needs right now
  • How to best structure learning at home
  • Skills to prioritize in distance learning
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear from amazing authors, researchers, educators, clinicians, psychologists, and coaches as they share their best approaches to the challenges we are all facing and how to overcome them so you come out of this time stronger and more equipped to thrive!

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2020 SEL Institute—POSTPONED

Start date: April 27, 2020

End date: April 28, 2020

Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

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This two-day conference is an opportunity to learn how to build classroom practices and school-wide systems that nurture the social and emotional health of all members of school communities. This gathering will offer educators, administrators, counselors and social workers the opportunity to connect with others from across the region that are doing similar work and provide concrete steps to create a school environment that supports the whole child.

Webinar: How Schools Ensure Social Connections During Physical Isolation

Date: April 20, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Webinar

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Every community in America has turned to schools to sustain relationships and connectedness during the COVID-19 crisis. Join this webinar to explore the practical realities and research foundations of how distance learning offers both opportunities, and imperatives, to re-establish relationships during school closure—and learn some of the new ways that students, parents, and educators are connecting to advance the work of schools. Now as much as ever, students need schools to attend to both social-emotional and academic development in unison. After a brief overview of foundational research on the role of relationships in learning and thriving, the webinar will lift up innovations and early learning from leaders in schools and systems across the country.

CASEL CARES Webinar: Let’s Listen to Our Young People: What Support Do They Need?

Date: April 17, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Webinar

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Have you asked yourself, “Are adults providing students with what they need during this crisis?” If so, join CASEL for a discussion with PDK CEO Josh Starr and Educators Rising high school students. PDK’s recent survey shares more from high school students on what kind of social and emotional supports they need and from educators on what they’re providing. While there is a lot of great work happening to attend to the needs of our kids, there are some clear disconnects. During this webinar, we’ll look at the student voice data together and invite high school students to discuss strategies for bridging that gap.

CASEL CARES Webinar:Building Resilience to Support Ourselves, Others, + Our Students

Date: April 11, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Location: Webinar

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During this time of crisis, educators face not only the stress of changes in their own lives and in their families, but also their deep concerns about the well-being of their students and families. What can we do to support ourselves, our colleagues and students?

This practice-based webinar led by Mark Greenberg, Christa Turksma and Velma Cobb will provide helpful tools and experiences educators can use to build their resilience and support their well-being. Come and participate in these practices to enhance your emotional awareness and compassion for both your own self-care and the care and nurturing of others.

International SEL Day

Date: March 27, 2020

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The Urban Assembly and SEL4US invite communities across the globe to celebrate the importance of social emotional learning SEL on the first annual International SEL Day on March 27, 2020. Join individuals and organizations around the globe as we harness the power of SEL on the first ever International #SELday! Sign up now to showcase, promote, advocate for and support SEL.

Culture, Climate, and Community: Moving from Words to Equity in Action

Start date: March 17, 2020

End date: March 18, 2020

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

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This two-day event will feature keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and an action-based approach to building capacity and raising awareness for culturally responsive practice and processes that support the deconstruction and dismantling of institutional racism (e.g., increasing student agency and voice, engaging in conversations about race and racism) and integrating tenets of equity and student learning towards creating and/or sustaining equitable and welcoming school environments.

This conference is appropriate for school and district leadership/administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, student support services personnel, potential partners in this field, and other professionals working with or on behalf of students and families.