Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions (www.CASEL.org). Several hundred well-designed studies have documented that well-planned and well-implemented SEL programming can positively affect a broad range of student social, health, behavioral and academic outcomes.
This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.More About SEL Conference >
Data Analysis and Support Academy (DASA) is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 school year.
This one-hour webinar provides LEA educators of English learner students with an overview of this professional development academy supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Education; and how action research helps improve student achievement and strengthens the ability to collect, analyze and use data to make instructional decisions. Webinar participants will learn about the application process.
Deadline for submission of the online application is June 13, 2019. Applications require approval by your LEA administrator.
Once LEA applicants are accepted into the academy, they will receive ongoing instructional guidance and personalized coaching. Coordinated by the Center for Schools and Communities, this year’s DASA will begin with a one-day kick-off training in summer 2019 and continue through the 2019-2020 school year.Register for the DASA Informational Webinar >
Hosted by Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL) in partnership with Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab, this two-day training – comprised of course 101 and 102 – can lead to a certificate in instruction for social-emotional learning and character development (SECD).
These unique, non-credit courses offer educational staff, school mental health professionals and those working in afterschool programs the opportunity to acquire a foundation of knowledge and research about the relationship between academic achievement and development of social-emotional competencies; build SECD skills and mindsets students need to be socially and academically successful; develop skill in pedagogical strategies to integrate SECD principles, skills and concepts into all aspects of teaching; engage fellow educators and group leaders to be reflective in their practice and understand the relationship between self-learning, classroom practice and student learning; and demonstrate the ability to initiate and operate an SECD-friendly classroom or group (before, during or after school).More About SECD >
The 2019 Safe Schools Conference will FOCUS ON CREATING A POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE complementing physical and emotional readiness. The conference will include state and national experts presenting the LATEST RESEARCH in school safety and youth violence prevention, EFFECTIVE PROGRAM MODELS, PROMISING PRACTICES, NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES and more.
JOIN US. This conference will provide quality professional development opportunities for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, mental health professionals, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners.More About Safe Schools Conference >