California SEL Alliance News

Administrators

Join the California SEL Roadshow!

Join the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Partnership for Children & Youth, and California’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to create your district’s SEL strategy. November 12 Bay Area (San Mateo County Office of Education) November 18 Central Valley (Fresno County Office of Education) November 19 North State (Butte County Office

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Communities

Impact Investing Brings Gamification to SEL

Investors looking to do good in the world are pouring money in educational technology, including gaming. One beneficiary of this investment is Classcraft Their software turns classroom behavior into a game. Teachers choose which behaviors they want to foster and students rack up points for actions like being kind or handing in their homework on

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Communities

NBC Today Show Explores What Works to Stop Bullying

In a TODAY.com survey of more than 1,400 parents, 85 percent say their child has been bullied. Only 45 percent of parents say their child’s school takes bullying seriously. School districts across the country spend millions of dollars each year to combat bullying, not all anti-bullying programs work equally — and some of the most

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SEL Training for 390 Teachers in Santa Barbara and Carpenteria

Santa Barbara Unified School District is providing educator trainings as part of the district’s five-year plan combining SEL, PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support), and Restorative Approaches with a more intensive approach incorporating educator and student programs at SEL Wraparound pilot school Santa Barbara High School.  In addition, Diana Rigby, Carpinteria Unified School District superintendent,

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Administrators

Harvard School of Education Launches SEL Hub

A new digital hub from the Harvard Graduate School of Education seeks to provide clarity and practical tools to decision-makers working to address their schools’ and districts’ particular needs. Explore SEL is an interactive resource built to empower stakeholders by letting them navigate SEL frameworks with greater precision and transparency, helping to smooth the transition from

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Administrators

Download Free Whitepaper on Engaging Families in SEL

ASCD is sharing easy-to-implement strategies and access ready-to-use resources for engaging families in your social emotional learning initiatives. Research has overwhelmingly demonstrated that parent engagement has a positive effect on students’ achievement. This whitepaper contains shares four essential strategies to help district and school leaders engage families: Teach, Communicate, Volunteer, and Support. Download the whitepaper.

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Communities

UCLA Offers Certificate Program in Social Emotions Arts

You’ll learn to develop and deliver process-oriented arts experiences in school and community settings to improve emotional well-being, the social climate and the learning environment. Trainees that attend all sessions and complete all course requirements satisfactorily will obtain a Certificate in Social Emotional Arts from UCLArts & Healing, which is an organizational member of the

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Communities

Our First Parent & Child Fair is November 3

We are bringing parents in the Los Angeles area together with Alliance members to create enthusiasm for supporting SEL in their local schools. We’re excited about this! The date is Sunday Nov. 3 from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. This is an opportunity for SEL providers to share about and demonstrate how your programs can

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Administrators

News Around the State – September 2019

Richmond Rejects Mindfulness Project The West Contra Costa County School Board voted 3-2 this month against renewing its contract with Mindful Life Project, a local non-profit organization that teaches mindfulness practices to children in the district. More than a dozen community members, including elementary school students, teachers and parents, showed up at the board’s meeting

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Educators

California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Fall 2019 Conference

The CCTE Fall 2019 Conference focuses on the theme “Integrating Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Teaching Practices into Teacher Education.” The conference takes place October 17-19 at Kona Kai Resort in San Diego. Learn more and register at the CCTE conferences website.

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