We are excited to announce the upcoming release of our SEL Integration Approach Companion Guides: September 16th!
A few weeks ago, we released a revised Quick Reference Guide that outlines the five components of Transforming Education’s SEL Integration Approach. The five components (examine, cultivate, teach, model, & coach) highlight the actions that adults can take to embed SEL throughout the school day.
The Companion Guides are two-page documents that each focus on one of the five components. They include research, look-fors, and additional resources to help educators apply an intentional approach to SEL integration through the use of common pedagogical practices.
Stay tuned for our next newsletter and follow along on Twitter to catch the release of these additional resources!
Five Best Practices to Support and Learn from Trans Educators
(Colorado Transgender & Nonbinary Educators Network, 10/5/19)
As trans students are winning hard-fought battles for their rights in schools, most still attend a school with no adult trans role models on staff. Hear from five trans educators as they share what it will take for allies and school leaders to truly support and learn from trans educators.
Coming Back to Climate: How Principals Can Use School Climate Data to Lead Improvement
(The Aspen Institute Education & Society Program, 8/10/20)
In partnership with school districts and research partners, The Aspen Education & Society program offers a new repertoire of tools for principals to improve school climate. This toolkit provides practical guidance for school leaders to use climate data to draw in stakeholders to the work of continuous improvement and building equitable outcomes for students.
Emerging Insights on Advancing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as a Lever for Equity and Excellence
(Schlund, J., Jagers, R., & Schlinger, M., CASEL, August 2020)
This new report calls on researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to work hand in hand to further our collective understanding of how systemic SEL can contribute to more just, caring schools and communities where all individuals can thrive. The report summarizes five emerging insights on advancing SEL as a lever for equity and excellence that districts at all stages of their SEL implementation can reflect on as they shape their strategies.
Restarting and Reinventing School: Learning in the Time of COVID and Beyond
(Learning Policy Institute, 8/25/2020)
This new report provides a comprehensive framework for how policymakers and education leaders can address the pressing question of how to reopen schools safely, effectively, and equitably to serve the needs of the whole child. Organized around 10 key priorities, the report also looks to the creative responses of states and districts rising to the challenge of providing ongoing learning and supports—approaches that hold promise for new and enduring ways to address educational quality and inequity.
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Rapid Response Fund: Educators for Black Lives
Request for Proposals
Nellie Mae Foundation
The foundation is supporting educators who have been at the forefront of facilitating necessary and courageous conversations and practices centered on eradicating anti-Blackness in their virtual classrooms, schools, and communities across New England.
This grant opportunity is designed to support projects that are rooted in challenging anti-Blackness and centering the voices, perspectives and experiences of Black people. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and funds will be distributed until the limited pool of resources is exhausted or October 22, 2020.
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