District SEL Expertise

Professional learning resources, templates, and models for district leaders.

Also, see the resources section for Strengthen Central Office Expertise.

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Playbook to Leverage the Power of Communities of Practice

Developed with state policy teams, this resource is designed to support anyone who is working to build a community of practice across multiple schools or districts. Describes 6 steps for building a high quality CoP with tools and examples for each step.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS implementation support district SEL expertise SEL leadership

Practices of Promise: Creating a Caring Culture Through SEL in Atlanta Public Schools

How can districts weave social and emotional learning throughout their work to foster a systemwide culture of connection and trust? Atlanta Public Schools saw SEL as a key strategy for rebuilding culture and redefining how to pursue desired outcomes. Learn more about their journey and how SEL is a focus in their offices of safety and security and human resources.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS hiring practices SEL partnerships culture and climate integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise

SEL Talking Points for Superintendents

This set of key messages is intended to support the superintendent and other district leaders in regularly communicating about the importance of SEL both formally and informally.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS communications district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

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Personal SEL Reflection

Principals, administrators, SEL team members, staff members, and other adults can use this tool to assess personal strengths, think about how to model those strengths when interacting with others, and plan strategies to promote growth across areas of social competence.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS Adult SEL paraprofessionals security staff staff onboarding teacher tool SEL competence teacher training professional learning district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

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The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions

Meta-analysis showing that compared to controls, participants in school-based SEL programs demonstrated improved skills and an 11 percentile point gain in achievement.

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS journal article reading lists - staff SEL competence evidence-based programs district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

Strategies and Resources to Support Central Office Expertise

There are a range of approaches you may choose to take when designing professional learning to meet the needs of the various groups you identified as stakeholders. In this document you'll find a few approaches and resources.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS professional learning integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

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This Time, With Feeling: Integrating Social and Emotional Development and College and Career Readiness Standards

Primer on the interconnections of social and emotional development and ambitious academic goals in achieving college and career readiness. Includes examples of how SEL is relevant in ELA, Math, and Science and recommendations for action.

SOURCE: The Aspen Institute

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration Science english/language arts math reading lists - staff research brief CCSS SEL overview college and career readiness PK-12 integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

Pursuing Social and Emotional Development Through a Racial Equity Lens: 5 Strategies for System Leaders to Take Action

The Aspen Education & Society Program's recommended strategies for pursuing social, emotional, and academic development through a racial equity lens.

SOURCE: The Aspen Institute

TAGS cultural competence school board anti-bias board policies equity integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise SEL leadership family and community engagement youth voice

Article: Academic Learning + Social-Emotional Learning = National Priority

A 5 page article that describes social and emotional learning and its impact to a broad audience and makes the case for SEL as a district level, state, and national priority in education.

SOURCE: Magazine/Newsletter

TAGS reading lists - staff SEL competence research brief SEL overview district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

Districtwide Indicators of SEL Implementation

CASEL’s District Framework identifies 16 key activities for
districtwide SEL implementation. When these activities are fully implemented, districts infuse SEL into every aspect of students’
educational experience -- across their classrooms, schools, homes and communities. The indicators below provide evidence of high-quality implementation throughout the district.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS needs and resources assessment implementation evaluation integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise

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