Upcoming National Events

2020 National Social and Emotional Learning Conference

Start date: May 18, 2020

End date: May 20, 2020

Location: Baltimore, MD

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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 school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.

Past Events

SESL in Jewish Education Conference

Date: October 24, 2019

Location: New York, NY

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Jewish education must adapt to be able to prepare Jewish youth to face today’s challenges and others that will inevitably arise. This requires more than a few good lesson plans or a catchy special program.  Educators must prioritize serious, sustained, and systemic action to promote positive, healthy development. At this conference we’ll explore how educators can adopt a coaching approach – where skills, teamwork, and positive motivation take center stage – to integrating social, emotional, and spiritual learning (SESL), positive character growth, and Jewish learning.  Sponsored by Hebrew Union College, JTS William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education, Reconstructing Judaism and SEL4US.

2019 Safe Schools Conference

Start date: October 2, 2019

End date: October 3, 2019

Location: Harrisburg, PA

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The 2019 Safe Schools Conference will include STATE AND NATIONAL EXPERTS presenting the LATEST RESEARCH AND TRENDS in school safety and violence prevention, effective program models and promising practices; NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIESand more.

SPECIAL CONFERENCE TRACK FOR SCHOOL SECURITY PERSONNEL is available. The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) will present the two-day course Adolescent Mental Health Training for School Resource Officers for school resource officers, law enforcement and other school safety leaders. NASRO will also provide separate trainings that focus on relationships and school emergency planning.

This conference is a HIGH-QUALITY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY for school administrators, student support personnel, teachers, school nurses, SAP team members, school resource officers, local law enforcement and other community partners.

2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange

Start date: October 2, 2019

End date: October 4, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL

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CASEL will bring together approximately 1,200 stakeholders to advance the SEL movement at the inaugural CASEL Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on October 2, 3 and 4, 2019. The conference will gather collaborators from across the U.S. and the world who are leading the way for fundamental changes in education on behalf of, and with, our children. It was also provide the opportunity for multiple generations of stakeholders to engage in cross-disciplinary conversations that catalyze new partnerships and drive action. The learning agenda will explore cutting-edge science, practice, and policy. The gathering will reflect social and emotional learning in both content and form, including experiential activities for participants to engage in and bring back to their communities.

Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: SEL in Health and Physical Education

Start date: July 31, 2019

End date: August 1, 2019

Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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Join SHAPE America this summer as we explore social and emotional learning competencies and identify ways to teach and assess SEL skills in the health, physical education and physical activity settings. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opened new opportunities for schools to emphasize these important skills, including a student’s ability to make good decisions, recognize and respond to their own emotions, form effective peer relationships, and persevere through difficulty. Topic areas will include skills-based health education as well as alignment to SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.

2019 Music City SEL Conference

Start date: June 26, 2019

End date: June 28, 2019

Location: Nashville, TN

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With more than 100 unique workshops and empowering plenaries, participants will learn from peers and experts from around the country. Content tracks will include SEL & academic integration, equity & diversity promotion, embedding health & wellness, parent & stakeholder engagement, and policy, practice & systemic change.

Improving School Safety: Policy Trends, Assessment, and Prevention

Date: June 25, 2019

Location: Webinar

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In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll hear about the steps that state and local leaders are taking to prevent school violence through the implementation of threat assessment models and through efforts to improve school climate.

2019 Social and Emotional Learning Conference: Building Skills for Lifelong Success

Start date: May 20, 2019

End date: May 22, 2019

Location: Baltimore, MD

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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 school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, school counselors, social workers, afterschool providers, youth development workers, early childhood professionals, student support specialists, staff who serve on SAP teams, alternative education teachers, homeless liaisons, foster care points of contact and other professionals who work on behalf of children and youth.

National Summit on School Safety

Start date: March 29, 2019

End date: March 30, 2019

Location: Houston, TX

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The National Summit on School Safety is an intensive and interactive two-day conference. Conference sessions will cover the six-key areas essential to comprehensive school safety: (1) physical environment (2) operations and emergency management (3) mental and behavioral health (4) health and wellness (5) culture, climate, and community (6) school law, policy and finance.

Learning FIRST Institute on Social Emotional Learning

Start date: March 4, 2019

End date: March 5, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Meza, AZ

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Come spend two powerful days of learning with our team of educational experts to help your school and district move forward to ensure high levels of learning for ALL students and in ALL schools. This institute will afford you the opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field of Social Emotional Learning and ultimately, create a more effective learning environment for both students and staff. Our presenters have extensive knowledge pertaining to high quality SEL systems, structures and instruction.

Earn a Certificate in Instruction for Social-Emotional and Character Development

Start date: November 14, 2018

End date: November 15, 2018

Location: Harrisburg, PA

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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).