Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
- -The VDOE, Office of Student Services (OSS), has compiled Instructional Support Mental Health Resources During School Closures (Word) to assist division instructional support personnel with mental health and wellness service delivery during school closures. Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISP) include school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and school nurses.
- –Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: A Call to Action
- –Equity & Social and Emotional Learning: A Cultural Analysis. This brief examines how CASEL’s core SEL competencies reflect issues of equity, including programs and practices that support the development of the competencies to promote educational equity. Useful background on the research about equity and its connection to SEL. (November 2018) NEW
- –Webinar Recording: Leveraging SEL to Promote Equity—What Educators Need to Know and Do. Equity in education requires a physically and emotionally safe and positive school climate for all students. Building strong social and emotional competencies, for both teachers and students, can play a key role in ensuring education equity. CASEL’s 2018 February webinar shares some of the ways in which CASEL is advancing work on equity and SEL.
- –Why We Can’t Have Social and Emotional Learning Without Equity. A blog post by CASEL Vice President of Research Robert J. Jagers about the importance of equity and the intersection of equity in CASEL’s five core competencies.
- –Aspen Institute: Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: 5 Strategies for System Leaders to Take Action. Use this to develop ideas for how to employ SEL as a way to encourage equity throughout a system.
- –Council of Chief State School Officers: Advancing Equity through ESSA: Strategies for State Leaders. A discussion of how ESSA promotes equity in eight key areas. Page 3 offers recommendations on closing funding gaps. The report is important for state education agencies that want to employ ESSA to accomplish multiple initiatives.
- –Council of Chief State School Officers: Leading for Equity: Opportunities for State Education Chiefs. Specific actions for state education chiefs to improve equity through social and emotional learning throughout the state education system.
- –Restorative Schools Vision Project: Restorative Justice (RJ) Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Narrative Processes (NP). How school psychologists can employ culturally competent SEL and support equity.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Applying an Equity Lens to Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. Describes barriers that prevent equitable access to SEL and identifies opportunities to increase access.
- –SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING & EQUITY
- –Forging the Connection Between Social-Emotional Learning and Education Equity
- –Supporting Equity and Social and Emotional Learning Webinar
- –Integrating a Focus on Equity into Social and Emotional Learning
- –Centering Equity in Social Emotional Learning Tool
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