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Supporting Equity Webinar-1

Supporting Equity through Social and Emotional Learning—One District’s Journey

Trish Wilson, Coordinator of Culture, Climate, and Counselors, and Alesha Cayce, Director of Student Equity, Access, and Outcomes, at Lancaster School District in California (LancSD), share the district’s social and emotional learning (SEL) equity journey shifting the focus from punitive consequences to nurturing social-emotional learning skills. With the assistance of xSEL Labs and Committee for Children, LancSD has become a regional leader in SEL implementation and equity practices. Join our discussion between LancSD, Committee for Children, and xSEL Labs to explore the impact of intentional, equity-focused social and emotional learning implementation.

SELday 2022 Webinar

Building Empathy: Measuring and Improving Perspective-Taking

In honor of SEL Day 2022—Finding Common Ground, Pursuing Common Good— join us for a free webinar exploring how to measure and improve perspective-taking, a core SEL skill. We will discuss examples of perspective-taking, how to build this skill through classroom instruction and activities, and assess student competency. In addition, hear real-world examples of how to help students effectively communicate and reach common goals with others.

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Data-Driven SEL Instruction: Moving This World In Distinctive Schools

Learn how educators across the Distinctive Schools network have successfully combined SEL programming and assessment. This data-driven approach has enabled Distinctive Schools to integrate SEL data into daily instruction in multiple ways to strengthen SEL programs and practices.

Using Student Data to Inform Instruction

Using Student Data to Inform Instruction

Addressing students’ urgent academic and SEL needs calls for a data-driven approach to both guides instructional decisions and measure students’ social and emotional growth. Join us to explore why data-driven academic integration of SEL is so crucial in our schools. The discussion will cover: Why SEL is critical in our schools, relevant SEL research, benefits of assessment with CASEL-aligned curriculum, and closing learning gaps through explicit SEL instruction.

Weaving SEL Into the Fabric of Education Webinar

Weaving SEL Assessment Data into the Fabric of Education

Educators from Northwood Elementary School in Michigan's Parchment School District share how they successfully integrate SEL assessment data into daily instruction in multiple ways to strengthen SEL programs and practices. Speakers include:

  • Lindsey Newton, Northwood Elementary School Principal
  • Marcy Carter, Northwood Elementary School Behavioral Specialist
  • Ethan Alexander, Culture and Climate Consultant Instructional Services, Kalamazoo Regional Educational Services Area

SEL Competencies Webinar

Webinar Series—SEL Competencies: What They Are, and How to Assess and Address Them​

Increasingly states are establishing SEL standards. What SEL competencies should students know and be able to demonstrate at different levels? Increasingly states are establishing SEL standards. What do the look like in real life? Why do they matter? And how can educators assess and address those competencies, but formally and informally? In this webinar series, Clark McKown, President of xSEL Labs, will describe five social and emotional competencies, explore what they looks like and why they matter, and share formal and informal methods educators can use to assess and support the development of these competencies. Each webinar will cover a different competence.

Webinar 2-10-20 Using SEL Assessment as an Instructional Planning Tool

Using SEL Assessment as an Instructional Planning Tool

Learn how educators can use student social and emotional competence assessments to decide what to teach to whom and to monitor student progress. We describe a specific set of steps educators can take to move from on-size-fits-all SEL to data-informed SEL.

Webinar 5-5-20 Approaches to Systemic SEL

Three Roads to Rome: Approaches to System Social and Emotional Learning

The very best SEL initiatives transform systems in ways that measurably improve teaching, learning, and student outcomes. The concept of system transformation can be daunting. How do we get from the system as it is to the system as we want it to be?

Webinar 11-25-19 State of SEL

State of SEL Assessment and Practitioner Perspectives

Where are we with SEL assessment and where do we need to move to help ensure data truly inspires practice? The Assessment Work Group leads a conversation with researcher Clark McKown from xSEL Labs and members of the National Practitioners Advisory Group, Brenda McLaughlin of BellXcel and Susan Ward Roncalli of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Zins Recipients - CASEL Awards

CASEL Webinar: Innovations in SEL Research

Learn from CASEL's 2020 Joseph E. Zins Awards recipients who have advanced SEL in schools and school districts in important and meaningful ways: Laura Hamilton, General Manager of Research Centers at ETS, and Clark McKown, founder and President of xSEL Labs. Topics will include 1) the connection between how teachers are promoting SEL and students’ civic learning, and 2) role of SEL assessment in supporting consistent and high-quality practice.