California SEL Alliance News
Schools and out-of-school time programs are invited to ask their high school students to complete a one-time, anonymous self-rating on the DESSA-HSE.
“The Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) has released a new American Institutes for Research (AIR) evaluation of PCY’s Expanded Learning 360°/365 initiative.
Alliance member Linda Glaser operates a unique and successful curriculum-based program at Mar Vista Elementary School and Canfield Avenue Elementary School. The program trains parents to teach social-emotional learning skills and problem-solving strategies in a classroom setting.
The LAUSD has certified Alliance member The Narrative Method, founded by Shari Foos, MFT, to provide Continuing Education empathic training workshops to its teachers in salary point classes.
The Legislature session is underway with hundreds of measures touching on education already introduced and with Governor Newsom’s proposal to increase pre-school funding by $750 million (helpful to SEL as pre-schools lead in SEL adoption) topping the new initiatives list. A number of bills embrace or advance important elements of social-emotional learning.
Starting to gain attention is the extensive Guide to SEL Resources just released by the CED. Too plentiful to summarize here, the Guide was produced by a cross-agency project team under CED’s umbrella.
For the last year, our California Alliance has been part of an informal network of similar statewide Alliances sharing monthly best practices, developments and technology to grow our movement. In February, the informal network became formal, now representing 14 states.