Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) department supports district SEL Tier 1 initiatives and collaborates with Student Services Staff, departments, and divisions to support schools and families. The SEL team works intentionally to implement systemic SEL policies and practices to support the needs of all students. The SEL team manages the development and delivery of districtwide SEL initiatives to provide research and evidence-based practices in schools that align with the district strategic plan. The team works to support the social, emotional, and academic development of all students.
What is SEL?
The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines SEL as the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel, and show empathy for others, establish, and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.