In recent years, schools have recognized the need to attend to students’ social-emotional needs as well their academic ones. But with kids coming back to school in an uncertain world, SEL takes a higher priority. During a recent edWebinar, sponsored by Scholastic Magazines+, the presenters offered strategies for helping students ease back into the classroom and get engaged in learning again.
Presented by Wendy Zachrisen, Senior Director, Strategic Planning and Operations, UNICEF Kid Power®; and Nikki Ortiz-Tatarka, Elementary Theatre Teacher and Arts Team Lead, Midway Elementary School of the Arts (FL)
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Senior Education Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Presented by Sara LaHayne, Founder and CEO, Move This World; and Dr. Brenda Arteaga, Director of Multilingual Programs, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Tomball Independent School District (TX)
Moderated by David McGeary, Solutions Engineer, D2L
Presented by Jasmine Lamitte, Director of Mental Health & Support Services, KIPP SoCal (CA); and Lydia Lower, Director of Educational Services, Mariposa County Unified School District and Mariposa County Office of Education (CA)
Moderated by Jessica Berlinski, Director of K-12, Ripple Effects
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is all the rage in schools around the country, as it should be. It shapes children’s, youth’s, and adults’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes crucial to human development and education. For SEL programs to succeed, their implementers should consider several critical elements that make for high-quality initiatives.
Presented by Barbara Huth, Education Content & Professional Development Manager, Common Sense Education; and Daniel Vargas Campos, Education Content Specialist, Common Sense Education
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Sr. Education Manager, Common Sense Education
Presented by Dr. Linda Mayes, Director of the Yale Child Study Center; and Michael Haggen, SVP, General Manager, LitPro & Collections, Scholastic Education Solutions
Presented by Lydia Bowers, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Trainer
Presented by Chad Johnson, Senior Education Specialist for Nebraska Public Power District, Co-Founder and CEO of Grain Weevil, and President and Founder of Youth Engaged in Technology and Innovation; and Ben Johnson, Chief Innovation Officer, Grain Weevil
Presented by Rayne Lacko, Author and Arts Advocate; and Lesley Holmes, Community Outreach Advisor