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The Future of Civic Engagement Is Social-Emotional Learning
As a sponsor of the SEL Exchange Virtual Summit, Committee for Children is hosting this webinar on social and emotional learning (SEL).

Can social-emotional learning (SEL) help students and teachers build authentic relationships driven by an appreciation of similarities and differences? Join subject-expert panelists as they examine how social-emotional skills connect to civic responsibility and justice. In this webinar, hosted by Committee for Children, we will discuss the following questions:

- What do you see as the key connection between SEL and civic engagement?
- Why do you think it’s important to prioritize connecting young people’s social-emotional competencies to larger questions of civic responsibility and justice?
- How can schools, educators, and all adults use SEL to foster the understanding of and capacity for civic engagement among young people?

Learn more about the SEL Exchange Virtual Summit being held October 14: https://selexchange.casel.org/.

Sponsorship does not indicate an endorsement from CASEL. Learn more about Presenter Sponsor, Committee for Children https://www.cfchildren.org/.

If you’re not able to attend the live event, go ahead and register. Following the live webinar, we will email you a recording to watch at your convenience.

Sep 28, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Adam Alvarez
Assistant Professor of Urban Education @Rowan University
Dr. Adam Alvarez's research aims to support K-12 schools and educators. He is particularly interested in schools and educators who serve children of color, children living in urban environments, and children who are exposed to violence and trauma. Dr. Alvarez uses various race-based, analytic frameworks and diverse methodological approaches to study how race and racism shape the social context of teaching and learning. His work and research have been featured in peer-reviewed journals, such as Review of Educational Research, Theory into Practice, Equity and Excellence in Education, and Teaching Education, and Dr. Alvarez was the 2021 recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Review of Research Award for his manuscript exploring the intersection of race and youth trauma.
Sharon Bradley
Educator @Plano Independent School District, Texas
Sharon Bradley’s focus areas are adult social-emotional learning, wellness, and civic engagement.
Dr. Tia Kim
@Committee for Children
Tia Kim leads the team of education designers and research scientists working to develop and evaluate the quality, effectiveness, and reach of Committee for Children’s programs. Tia is a driving force of Committee for Children’s efforts to continually gather information about implementation fidelity, advance the evaluation process, focus on continuous improvement and learning, and promote partnerships within the field.
Shnickqua Mustipher
Assistant Principal @Carolina Park Elementary School
Shnickqua Mustipher is the assistant principal for Carolina Park Elementary School in Mt. Pleasant SC, and has excitedly served in this role for two years. If asked, Shnickqua would say her role as lead teacher/process champion for Capturing Kids Hearts — an SEL curriculum that focuses on student well-being and student connectedness in the classroom — is her greatest triumph. Shnickqua (survivor of childhood trauma and abuse) was able to use similar shared experiences, her ability to organically cultivate relationship with students, and the program’s personalized student relationship building approach to discipline as the catalyst for her success as a classroom teacher. She is dedicated to the call of education and anticipates becoming a principal as well as having her own non-profit organization dedicated to communicating to at-risk communities how the effects of abuse, poverty, and trauma stagnates the minds and emotional well-being of school-aged children.