The challenges facing our nation’s principals continues to increase. The invisible backpack brought into the academic setting by students and adults continues to enlarge. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) are at the forefront of school leadership needs. A national principal survey by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) found that while principals value SEL, they need greater knowledge and support to effectively implement school wide, evidence-based SEL programming. While most agree on the importance of strong leadership, principals often lack information on how to best manage an SEL program. Tap into this enlightening conversation and learn how to coordinate and build upon SEL practices and programs to create an environment that infuses SEL into every part of students’ educational experience and promotes equitable outcomes.
Presenters: Melissa Schlinger, Vice President of Practice and Programs, leads CASEL’s efforts to advance systemic implementation of evidence-based social and emotional learning in school districts across the nation.
Justine Schlund, CASEL, Director of Field Learning, oversees efforts to translate essential learning from the field into resources and professional development that supports systemic SEL implementation.
Sherrie Raven, works with districts in the Wallace Partnerships for Social and Emotional Learning Initiative (PSELI) and in the Collaborating Districts Initiative (CDI). She was awarded the Mary Utne-O’Brien Award from CASEL in 2013.