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1 Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning Social and Emotional Learning for School and Life Success Presenter School/District

2 A Vision for Our School The vision of the … School is to maintain a creative climate wherein all students can develop intellectually, emotionally, artistically, and socially to their fullest potential. As a result, students will experience the joy of learning, academic growth, arts exploration and acquire the skills that exemplify responsible citizenship.

3 Reflection Question: What knowledge, skills, and qualities do students need to possess by the time they graduate from high school?

4 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) SEL is the process whereby children and adults develop essential social and emotional skills, knowledge, and attitudes related to: SEL Self- awareness Social awareness Relationship skills Responsible decision- making Self- management Forming positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one’s goals Showing understanding and empathy for others Recognizing one’s emotions and values as well as one’s strengths and limitations

5 Illinois State Board of Education SEL Goals 31) Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success 32) Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships 33) Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts Source:

6 How Do You Promote Social and Emotional Competency? Skill development Providing explicit skills instruction for all students Learning environment Creating safe, caring, well-managed learning environments

7 Why Promote Students’ Social and Emotional Competency? Students who receive SEL instruction are: more connected to teachers and school more engaged in learning more motivated to learn more well behaved/less likely to engage in problem behavior able to perform better on achievement tests and get better grades Source: Zins, Weissberg, Wang, & Walberg (2004). Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL): What Does the Research Say?

8 SEL Improves Academic Outcomes 23% increase in skills 9% improvement in attitudes about self, others, and school 9% improvement in prosocial behavior 9% reduction in problem behaviors 10% reduction in emotional distress 11% increase in standardized achievement test scores (math and reading) Source: Durlak, J.A., Weissberg, R.P., Taylor, R.D., & Dymnicki, A.B. (submitted for publication). The effects of school-based social and emotional learning: A meta-analytic review.

9 SEL Teaches 21 st Century Skills Critical thinking and problem-solving Ethics and social responsibility Communication Teamwork and collaboration Lifelong learning and self-direction Leadership Global awareness Source: Partnership for 21 st Century Skills

10 How Does SEL Lead to Student Success? Greater Success in School, Work, and Life Greater Attachment, Engagement and Commitment to School Less Risky Behavior, More Positive Development Effective Learning Environments: Safe Caring Well-managed Engaging Supportive High Expectations SE Skills Instruction: Self-awareness Self-management Social awareness Relationship skills Responsible decision- making Evidence-based SEL Programming Inputs Proximal Outcomes Distal Outcomes

11 How Does SEL Fit with What We’re Already Doing? Prevention Programming SEL

12 SEL Can Be a Coordinating Framework

13 Where Do We Go from Here? Professional Development 5. Develop action plan 6. Select program 4. Conduct assessment 3. Articulate shared vision 7. Conduct staff development 8. Launch SEL in classrooms 9. Integrate SEL school- wide 10. Continue to improve integration 2. Form steering committee 1. Principal commits Leadership Evaluation Infrastructure Integration Family & Community Partnerships Communication

14 Our Next Steps Form a steering committee. Share information about SEL with our entire school community. Schedule staff meeting time to discuss SEL. Plan a student assembly to introduce students to SEL. Discuss SEL competency integration at department/team meetings.

15 Summary SEL is the process whereby children and adults develop essential social and emotional competencies. SEL competency is the foundation to positive academic, social, emotional, health, and civic outcomes. SEL is not separate from, but integral to, quality education and the mission of schools. SEL is an essential part of the 21 st century curriculum! For more information about SEL, please visit:


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