The SEL4IA team would like to share our heartfelt condolences to the family of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and to the far too many others who have been targeted by racist systems, policies and actions. 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
KPEC 2020 (Keystone’s Premier Education Conference) attendees will connect with peers, hear keynote addresses from nationally-recognized speakers, and choose from dozens of breakout sessions. The conference will feature hands-on sessions on leadership, technology, curriculum content, special education, and social-emotional behavioral health. Recertification credit is available.
Featuring Keynotes from:
Tricia McKale Skyles
Plus dozens of hands-on sessions
The 10th annual Music City SEL Conference will bring together educators, youth-serving professionals, and other community leaders and stakeholders to share skills, tools, and resources for creating learning evironments that elevate whole-child wellness and empower all members of a community to thrive. This unique conference is designed and led BY practitioners FOR practitioners.
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.