Senior Director of Content & Field Learning | CASEL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
All Sessions by Justina Schlund
Day 2 - November 4th
Five Things to Know When Building SEL Into Your Educational Product
09:45 - 10:30
Demand for social-emotional learning continues to surge in districts around the country. Since the beginning of the pandemic, one-fifth of the organizations working in the K-12 market say they have added social-emotional learning to their product portfolios, according to EdWeek Market Brief’s research. But how can organizations – particularly those for whom social-emotional learning is not their sole focus – ensure that they are introducing SEL that resonates with districts and is rooted in evidence? In this session, leaders from one of the nation’s leading research and policy organizations, CASEL, will offer attendees a roadmap for navigating through critical questions in bringing SEL into products and programs. Key discussion points to include | How can SEL be effectively integrated into core academic lessons, in language arts, math, science, and other subjects? | How can research inform the development of your SEL product? | How do you need to think about tailoring SEL for every student? | How can you communicate clearly to address political/cultural objections that have emerged about SEL? | This session begins with a brief presentation, with the bulk of the time focused on answering attendee’s real-world challenges and questions in integrating SEL into products.