SEL4CA Regions

Los Angeles

Our Los Angeles region covers Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

Regional Coordinators

Susan Ward-Roncalli, PhD.

Social Emotional Learning Advisor
LAUSD
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Rachel Solis

So Cal Educational Partnerships
Collaborative Classroom
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Los Angeles Regional Update

October 25, 2021

The nation’s schools were already struggling to meet students’ mental health needs when the pandemic hit. How can schools rise to meet students’ ballooning needs in that area as a massive school reopening gets underway?

To be sure, it will be difficult to balance mental health support with an equally massive academic recovery. But child development experts say it’s a balance schools must attempt to strike if they want students to regain their academic footing after an unprecedented year of disruptions, stress, and trauma.

An infusion of federal COVID-19 relief money will help, but how those funds are used will be pivotal. And experts say that schools cannot just focus on the students they know are in crisis; they must bolster supports for all students as well as staff members.

EducationWeek Article “Here’s What Schools Can Do”

 

Regional News

Professional Learning and Networking Opportunities

SEL Series: Helping Educators Respond to Challenging Behaviors

Date: December 5, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: online
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Part Two of a three-part series. Learn about the core competencies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), as well as ways to teach and reinforce SEL skills, to support student and staff behavior. Sessions will cover practical strategies in preventing and responding to challenging behavior.

*CalHOPE Student Support will provide scholarships for the first 100 participants to register.* CalHOPE Student Support (scoe.net)

Equity Series: Implicit Bias – Next Steps

Date: December 6, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: online
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Part Two of a three-part series.

Learn about unconscious biases due to a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, gender, gender identity, physical abilities, and other social constructs.

SEL Series: Helping Educators Intervene When Behaviors Escalate

Date: December 12, 2022
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: online
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Part Three of a three-part series. Learn about the core competencies of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), as well as ways to teach and reinforce SEL skills, to support student and staff behavior. Sessions will cover practical strategies in preventing and responding to challenging behavior.

*CalHOPE Student Support will provide scholarships for the first 100 participants to register.* CalHOPE Student Support (scoe.net)

Equity Series: Culturally Responsive Schools & Classrooms

Date: December 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: online
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Part Three of a three-part series.

Learn about unconscious biases due to a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, gender, gender identity, physical abilities, and other social constructs.

Tier 1 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Foundations

Date: January 19, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: online
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An overview of the implementation of Tier 1 PBIS instructional framework for new Team Members at schools/districts already implementing PBIS.

This class is $75.  You must register and pay for course by September 12th.

Tier 2 PBIS Foundations / Check-In-Check-Out

Date: January 20, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: online
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An overview of the implementation of Tier 2 PBIS instructional framework, including CICO for new Team Members at schools/districts already implementing Tier 2 PBIS.

This class is $75. You must register and pay for course by September 12th.