SEL has the potential to create deep, systemic improvements in a school district, impacting academic achievement, graduation, attendance, and more. This change is a long-term process and most effective when districts have established a strong foundation for implementation. This focus area guides districts in building the support and plan they need to ensure SEL can thrive.
A shared vision and plan helps build commitment and coordinate efforts of all district stakeholders.Key Activity Communication
Clear, ongoing communication helps build awareness, promotes SEL in classrooms and schools, and makes the case for investing in SEL.Key Activity Organizational Structure
When school and district leaders align their efforts around SEL, academics, and equity they support a greater impact in advancing life opportunities and outcomes for all students.Key Activity Aligned Resources
Dedicated, long-term funding and staff are key for sustaining SEL implementation and send a strong message that SEL is a priority.
Engage in a full review of your current level of implementation and your district’s needs and resources. Use your responses to this rubric to inform your goals and implementation plan.View Rubric