California SEL Alliance News

Newsletter

New Members – January 2019

This month, the Alliance welcomes the following new members: Marc Rosner – Founder, Circle Ways Armando Diaz – Program Director, EduCare Foundation Stacy Estes – Assistant Principal, Walla Walla Public Schools Michelle Jamieson – Owner, Sierra Mindfulness Katrina Salazar – Founder and CEO, weThink, Inc. Kimberly Webster – Director of Service Leadership, Playworks Greg Thiry

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Administrators

Meaningful Resources: January 2019

http://measuringsel.casel.org/access-assessment-guide/ The Assessment Guide provides several resources for practitioners to select and use measures of student SEL, including guidance on how to select an assessment and use student SEL data, a catalog of SEL assessments equipped with filters and bookmarking, and real-world accounts of how practitioners are using SEL assessments. Give Us the Floor YouTube

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Administrators

News About SEL4CA 2019 Events Planning

For 2019 our Alliance is moving forward in a number of event areas in which we invite members to participate, either in helping the planning or taking on manageable action tasks. Let us know at info@sel4ca.org which you would like to engage with and in what capacity. Notably: A statewide SEL Conference (a first), ideally next Fall, featuring leading

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Administrators

Big News of the Week – and Maybe of the Year

After two years of intensive study, the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (a project of the DC-based Aspen Institute think tank) this week released its already-being-heralded findings and recommendations for moving SEL onto the national agenda. More than 200 respected educators and scientists along with youth and parent groups and policymakers put their stamp

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Administrators

Why We Need to Pay Attention to Sacramento in 2019

The greater reason to monitor and engage with Sacramento this year grows out of the accumulated actions – and pressures – of the past two years. A year ago a special commission produced a set of “Guiding SEL Principles” that were strongly supported (though not mandated) by the California Department of Education (CDE) under then Superintendent  Tom

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October-November Newsletter

REPORT ON OUR ANNIVERSARY PARTY & MIXER ALLIANCE “TEAMS” UPDATE IMPORTANT SEL STATUS REPORTS   OUR NEW FISCAL SPONSOR SEL PROVIDERS UPDATE UPCOMING EVENTS LEGISLATURE/GOVERNMENT UPDATE NEW MEMBERS REPORT ON OUR ANNIVERSARY MIXER 48 members and allies attended our September 30 anniversary party and mixer at a private home in West LA.  As one member

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August-September Newsletter

GENERAL CONTACT: INFO@SEL4CA.ORG • OUR ANNIVERSARY PARTY & MIXER – YOUR INVITATION • FORMING OUR FIRST YOUTH BRIGADE • SEL PROVIDERS UPDATE • SOME GOOD NEWS STATE DEVELOPMENTS • UPCOMING EVENTS • LEGISLATURE UPDATE • NEW MEMBERS YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR FIRST MAJOR SOCIAL EVENT Mark your calendars to come party, network and learn. We

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July Newsletter

CONTENTS OUR EVENTS SEL4CA COFFEE HOURS SEL PROVIDERS MUST READ: COMMITTEE UPDATE** CHECK OUT “ASK DR LEON” IMMEDIATE CALLS TO ACTION DELEGATIONS UPDATE** ALLIANCE TASKS YOU CAN HELP WITH** ALLIANCE FUNDING NEW MEMBERS OVERVIEW The Alliance in late June and July continued to grow in membership and support. We also added a full-time coordinator, Tisha

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Communities

Support Four Crucial State Bills Now

The most crucial challenge remains state budget financing for SEL, now being considered in the annual budget process. We also join Committee for Children in supporting the following bills in the state legislature and we encourage you to follow the easy directions below to contact your legislators declaring your support. The bills are: Assembly Bill

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