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Commitment to Anti-Racism

Racism is rooted deeply in our communities and schools and continuing to wreak havoc on our students of color. As we continue to talk about SEL, we know the fight for equity is inextricably tied to SEL. Our organization is committed to ensuring SEL isn’t used as a tool to police black and brown bodies or create cultures of compliance. Rather, we are seeking to support systems that empower and uplift our students, putting their greatness on full display. This can’t be done by simply being allies. We must use our voices and privilege to be co-conspirators in the effort to dismantle systems of oppression. The old way of “doing school” is not working for far too many of our students. As we think about the future of education we must reimagine our systems and be intentionally anti-racist. We look forward to collaborating with you on this journey. 

 

The SEL4IA leadership team

Upcoming SEL Events

Rising from Challenges to SELutions

Date: September 15, 2021

Location: Online

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Texas’s Inaugural Statewide SEL Conference!

Hosted by SEL4TX, this virtual event provides a full day of high quality sessions presented by SEL thought leaders from around the nation and across the state. At a time when challenges in education have reached an all-time high, the need for SEL in schools has never been greater.
All education professionals are welcome. The conference is perfect for district, school, and classroom educators who are preparing to implement SEL approaches and programs in the coming school year. This unique and timely conference will leave participants feeling inspired and equipped to Rise From Challenges to SELutions!

Early Bird (before August 1, 2021) – $99

After August 1, 2021 – $119

CEs offered for most education professionals!

  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • School/district administrators
  • School psychologists/LSSPs
  • Social Workers

2021 SEL Exchange Virtual Summit

Date: October 14, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm CT

Location: Online

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Beyond Talk: Building Tomorrow Together—SEL and Civic Learning for Empowered Youth

Hosted by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) Exchange is a unique and timely national forum for those who are committed to creating caring, productive, and equitable schools and communities that develop the whole child and ensure that all students can thrive. With demand for SEL at an all-time high, now is the time to come together, share what we know, and anchor ourselves in advancing high-quality research, implementation practice, and policies.

SEL Impact

Educators Value SEL

Teachers are calling for schools to prioritize integrating SEL learning practices and strategies.

Principals Value SEL

Principals say SEL is essential, but want more guidance, training and support to teach these skills effectively.

SEL Yields Returns

On average, for every $1 invested in SEL programming, there is a return of $11.