Aligned Resources

Dedicated, long-term funding and staff are key for sustaining SEL implementation and send a strong message that SEL is a priority.

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Funding Case Study: Chicago Public Schools

CASEL's case study of Chicago describes funding sources for their SEL work, budget strategies that other districts can apply, and graphs of SEL expenditures (large budget).

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

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Funding Case Study: Austin Independent School District

CASEL's case study of Austin describes funding sources for their SEL work, budget srategies that other districts can apply, and graphs of SEL expenditures (large budget).

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS budgeting implementation support SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment

Funding Case Study: Washoe County School District

CASEL's case study of Washoe Country describes funding sources for their SEL work, budget strategies that other districts can apply, and graphs of SEL expenditures (mid-sized budget).

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS budgeting implementation support SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment

Funding Case Study: Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unit School District 200

CASEL's case study of Wheaton-Warrenville describes funding sources for their SEL work, budget strategies that other districts can apply, and graphs of SEL expenditures (small budget).

SOURCE: Wheaton-Warrenville Community Unit School District 200

TAGS budgeting implementation support SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment

SEL Trends: Reorganizing District Central Offices

From CASEL's SEL Trends series, this issue highlights ways districts' organizational structure has shifted to house SEL staff within departments dedicated to teaching and learning, as a reflection of the priority to integrate SEL with academics and yield benefits for all schools and students.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration district organizational charts human and financial resource alignment integrate with district priorities

District Summary Progress Report to Funders and Stakeholders

Oakland's SEL progress report for funders and stakeholders shares goals and theory of change, details about how SEL is taking root in schools and throughout central office, and links to sample communications.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment community relations

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SEL Department and Specialist Logic Model to Improve District SEL Implementation

Describes the purpose, goals, and activities of Austin's SEL Specialists -- good tool for a district team that is lobbying for the creation of new SEL-focused positions.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

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CASEL’s Road Map to Financial Sustainability

CASEL's guide to financial sustainability planning includes introductory information, case studies, and a toolkit that includes a cost calculator, a sustainability tool, and a budget planning tool.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS budgeting fundraising toolkit human and financial resource alignment implementation plan planning

SEL Budget Planning Tool

Use this tool to enter data and projections for your district.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS budgeting human and financial resource alignment

SEL District Cost Modeling Discussion Guide

This document includes some activities and questions you can use to analyze the output from the cost modeling you have just performed.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS budgeting human and financial resource alignment

Strengths and Needs Inventory: Vision, Priority, and SEL Alignment

This initial activity walks your team through a high-level inventory of your district’s social and emotional learning (SEL) strengths and needs. The goal is to obtain clarity about your district’s long-term vision, current district priorities and how SEL aligns with them.

SOURCE: CASEL

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The Grantsmanship Center: State Grant Resources

A map of grants that are currently open for application, lists of state funding resources and other helpful organizations in all states.

SOURCE: External website

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Job Interview Questions for a Superintendent Candidate

5 sample interview questions for candidates for an SEL Team Leadership role.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Tracking Sheet for Potential Funders

Sample spreadsheet for managing the outreach process to potential funders.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Job Interview Questions for Teachers and Other Staff

Interview questions for school staff that probe for SEL knowledge and mindset, relationship-building strategies, and the candidate's approach to equity. Includes "listen for" details.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Budget Overview of Selected Collaborating Districts

Summary chart shows budget growth over time, top expenses, funding sources, and budget strategy and projections for 4 districts of varying sizes.

SOURCE: CASEL

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SEL Coaching Coordinator Support Roles

T chart describing what El Paso's SEL coaches do and don't do as they support schools with SEL implementation.

SOURCE: El Paso Independent School District

TAGS job descriptions implementation support SEL coaching for staff human and financial resource alignment

Sample Fundraising Event Invite Featuring Student Work

Poster created for a fundraising event in Sacramento -- The Art of Caring -- featuring student performances and a local artist.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS arts SEL partnerships fundraising communications youth voice

Cleveland Teachers Union Agreement

See article 15, sections 19-24 (beginning on page 70) to see provisions regarding the role of the district’s HumanWare/Social Emotional Learning Committee, the use of Classroom Meetings, and more.

SOURCE: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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Research Analyst Job Description

Job description for a data analyst who can assist an SEL team by developing evaluation designs, managing and overseeing data collection and analysis, and reporting evaluation results.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS job descriptions hiring practices human and financial resource alignment continuous improvement implementation evaluation

Sample Fundraising Event Invite with Outside Expert

Poster created for a fundraising event in Atlanta

SOURCE: Atlanta Public Schools

TAGS SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment communications

Sample Fundraising Event Invite with Multiple Hosts

Poster created for a fundraising event in Sacramento

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment communications

SEL Specialist Job Description

Job description for Austin's SEL specialists

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS job descriptions hiring practices implementation support human and financial resource alignment SEL leadership

SEL Coach Job Description

Job description for Austin's SEL coaches

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS job descriptions hiring practices implementation support SEL coaching for staff human and financial resource alignment SEL leadership

SEL Mindfulness Coach Job Description

Job description for Austin's mindfulness coach

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS job descriptions hiring practices implementation support mindfulness SEL coaching for staff human and financial resource alignment SEL leadership

SEL Assistant Director Job Description

Job description for Austin's assistant director of SEL, managing planning, implementation, and supervision of the SEL department coaches.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS job descriptions hiring practices implementation support human and financial resource alignment SEL leadership

Director of SEL and MTSS Job Description

Job description and required exprience and knowledge for Director of SEL and MTSS, who leads a large SEL team and liaises with other departments and outside partners.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS job descriptions hiring practices implementation support human and financial resource alignment SEL leadership

SEL Coordinator Job Description

Job description and requirements for an SEL Coordinator role that works closely with the Department of Teaching and Learning.

SOURCE: Atlanta Public Schools

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Assistant Superintendent of SEL Job Description

Job description for Assistant Superintendent of SEL and Wellness, which also oversees a range of student support services including health and counseling.

SOURCE: Boston Public Schools

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Executive Director Job Description

Baltimore's job posting for an Executive Director for their Whole Child Services and Support department, including a job summary, essential functions, and qualifications.

SOURCE: Baltimore City Public Schools

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Coordinator SEL Parent Outreach Job Description

El Paso's job posting for a coordinator for SEL-focused family outreach, including key knowledge, skills, and responsibilities.

SOURCE: El Paso Independent School District

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Mid-sized District Organizational Chart

Sacramento City's org chart shows SEL housed within curriculum & instruction.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS district organizational charts human and financial resource alignment integrate with district priorities

SEL and MTSS District Office Organizational Chart

Organizational chart for Austin, showing how the SEL team is situated among other complementary teams.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

District Organizational Chart: SEL within Student Equity and Opportunity

Denver Public Schools' Student Equity and Opportunity Office includes SEL within the larger category of Whole Child Support

SOURCE: Denver Public Schools

TAGS district organizational charts human and financial resource alignment integrate with district priorities

Outline for Fundraising Meeting Presentation

Provides insight into the planning of the agenda for a fundraising event.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Sample Fundraising Event Invite with Multiple Outside Experts

Poster created for a fundraising event in Washoe County.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment communications

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CASEL’s Road Map to Financial Sustainability

CASEL's guide to financial sustainability planning includes introductory information, case studies, and a toolkit that includes a cost calculator, a sustainability tool, and a budget planning tool.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS budgeting fundraising toolkit human and financial resource alignment implementation plan planning

Social and Emotional Learning Interventions under ESSA

This free eBook from RAND discusses the opportunities for supporting SEL under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the standards of evidence under ESSA, and SEL interventions that meet the standards of evidence and might be eligible for federal funds through ESSA.

SOURCE: RAND

TAGS budgeting fundraising human and financial resource alignment

Fund Development Webinar for SEL Leads

SEL Leads and foundation representatives participate in CASEL's webinar about current foundation-funded projects and strategies. Learn 6 steps for pursuing foundation/philanthropic funding.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS SEL partnerships fundraising human and financial resource alignment planning SEL leadership

The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning

A benefit-cost analysis of investments in SEL showing that high-quality, research-validated social and emotional learning programs bring a return of $11 for every $1 invested.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning With Evidence-Based Programs

Annie E. Casey Foundation guide for funding evidence-based SEL programs, for district administrators, funding partners, and providers. Includes real examples/ strategies for funding, implementing, and sustaining.

TAGS budgeting implementation support fundraising implementation plan evidence-based programs

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