Over the past two years, America’s children have experienced historic challenges due to the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. For children entering second grade this academic year, it is highly likely that it was their first time in school as they spent kindergarten and first grade learning via Zoom.
For years, educators were talking about social-emotional learning (SEL) and how to boost students’ skills. But after the lockdown and a year out of the classroom, SEL has become the favorite buzzword outside of school walls. SEL isn’t mental health services for students or a one-time fix to help with learning loss, though.
Presented by Dr. Tammy Cruz, Instructional Coach, Kenosha Unified School District (WI); Faith Smith, Education Consultant, Satchel Pulse; and Kelli Helle, Education Consultant, Satchel Pulse
Presented by Dr. Aaliyah Samuel, President and CEO, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Presented by Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder, Listenwise, and Author, Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners; and Dr. Scott Petri, High School History Teacher, John F. Kennedy High School (CA)
Presented by Cynthia Martinez, Lead Educator for Special Education; Christian Taylor, 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x World Champion, Track and Field – Triple Jump; and Dr. Shaun Nelms, Education Partnership Organization (EPO) Superintendent, East Upper and Lower Schools, Rochester (NY), and William and Sheila Konar Director for the Center for Urban Education Success
Presented by Lauren Pingul, K-12 Product Marketing Specialist, EVERFI; and Amy Taylor, Chief of Community Engagement, Truth Initiative