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Deepening Our Practice

Date: May 27, 2020

Time: 8 am - 4 pm

Location: L.A. Grand Hotel | 333 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Attention SEL4CA Alliance Members!

This event has been moved to the March – May, 2021 time frame. The specific date will be announced in Fall 2020.

SEL4CA is excited to announce we are Co-Hosting LAUSD’s annual SEL Conference.

As an Alliance Member, you are invited to participate in a number of ways:

Attend as a participant

NOTE: As priority registration is allotted to LAUSD educators, open registration for Alliance Members will be limited to the first 30 members to register, so act quickly!  Please note that, unless you are employed by LAUSD, you must register through SEL4CA and not through LAUSD.

Offer your organization as a sponsor of the conference

Volunteer as a conference registration assistant

Submit a workshop proposal to present at the conference

Submit your proposal by completing and submitting this form (see link below) by 5 PM on March 13th :


The Conference Theme is: Deepening our SEL Practice. The final question on the submission form, regarding Research Alignment, asks you to provide information that helps the audience to understand why SEL is effective and important in education. As you develop your description, please ensure that the content of your workshop will help teachers and/or administrators to understand how to implement SEL with fidelity. For example, you might describe how to integrate one of the SEL competencies into instruction. You might also consider proposing a workshop that demonstrates how you use specific SEL curricula to improve student outcomes.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Connected Teaching While Socially Distant: “Maslow’s Before Zooms”

Date: May 15, 2020

Time: 2 - 3 pm Pacific


Designed specifically for SEL4CA educators
Space is limited!


  • Check in before you dig in!
  • Why connection is so important now and what students want and need most
  • Tools and strategies for building connection virtually and checking in on students
  • Teaching and integrating Social and Emotional Learning in a virtual world
  • EQ in your PJs
  • Tips and ideas for setting up your virtual classroom
  • Question and answer session
  • Optimistic closing

Presenter: R. Keeth Matheny

National Award-Winning Teacher and Speaker

Keeth Matheny is the founder of SEL Launchpad, an organization that provides SEL professional development all over the U.S. and has launched SEL programs in over 300 schools. Keeth is a co-author of School-Connect, a research- and evidence-based social and emotional learning curriculum now in over 2,000 secondary schools.

In 2015, he was a 2015 winner of the Crystal Star Award for Excellence in supporting student success from the National Dropout Prevention Center.

He is a frequent public speaker and keynote on SEL, MTSS, and emotional intelligence.


Parent and Child Fair for Social and Emotional Health

Date: November 3, 2019

Time: 1:30 - 5:30 PM

Location: Davinci Schools, 201 N. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245


An experience for the whole family teaching children how to be happier and successful while creating safer and more effective schools

HOLD THE DATE: Sunday November 3, 2019 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. FREE to attend. No RSVP needed.

WHAT: An afternoon Fair with fun activities showcasing ways for children and youths to become their best selves.


WHY: Bring your kids from 4 to teens to experience how these enjoyable techniques teach young people to manage their strong emotions, problem solve, focus, and relate to themselves and others in a healthy, constructive way. And which develop young people into well-rounded, caring and highly successful adults.

WHERE: The hosting school is Davinci Schools at 201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo, CA 90245. Free Parking.

Check out what students say about these skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBMJI82-QrM

We educators call this “Social-Emotional Learning.” Here are the benefits:

  • Grades climb–happy students love school
  • They problem solve and help each other
  • They resolve conflicts
  • And maintain positive relationships
  • Bullying, violence and suicides decline
  • Screen addiction and drug use plummet
  • Race and class biases decline
  • Graduation rates increase
  • Mentally and emotional healthy students go on to lead
  • high-achievement lives
  • Employers hire for their desirable “emotional intelligence”
  • (EQ like IQ)

For more information, visit our Families Page

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