Celebrating SEL Day Together

 

The Leaders in SEL Education and Curriculum

National University’s Sanford College of Education, Harmony SEL, and Inspire Teaching & Learning are part of the National University System, a nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of diverse learners and educators. This year, as sponsors of International SEL Day, we’ve teamed up to present an enriching and informative series of panel discussions and webinars focused on social and emotional learning – at no cost to you!

These panel discussions and webinars feature leaders in SEL, award-winning educators, and SEL research and resources you can apply to your context, so you can learn and grow while you celebrate SEL Day. To wrap up the week, join us for an interactive Twitter chat with education experts! See the event schedule below to register for our no-cost events.

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The Sanford College of Education at National University offers on-site and online programs in the area of teacher education, including the Master of Arts in Education, Master of Arts in Social Emotional Learning, and Master of Education with an emphasis in SEL.

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Harmony SEL is a social and emotional learning program for Pre-K-6 grade students, accessible online and at no cost. Harmony fosters the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to develop healthy identities and relationships by providing SEL learning resources, tools, and strategies.

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Based out of the National University System, Inspire celebrates and develops inspirational educators through on-demand courses and resources at no cost. Through teacher training, Inspire supports social and emotional learning and inspirational instruction in the Pre-K-12 classroom and in courses with our partner universities.

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As sponsors of the second annual International SEL Day on March 26, National University’s Sanford College of Education, Inspire, and Harmony are partnering for a spectacular SEL week. All week, we will be hosting events showcasing how SEL changes lives, schools, and communities by preparing young people for long-term academic, professional, and social success and mobility.

Event Calendar

Monday
March 22, 2021
Presenters: Ms. Kristen Miller, Founder, With Heart Project, National University Adjunct Professor

We invite you to join us as we discuss why the world needs Social Emotional Learning (SEL). A global pandemic has physically distanced us but also brought us closer. Discover current research that examines SEL both nationally and internationally to start off the week!
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-sel-essential-for-students-weissberg-durlak-domitrovich-gullotta

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Tuesday
March 23, 2021
Presenters: Ms. Angela Karem, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, National University Adjunct Professor; Ms. Sophia Frost, School Counselor, Silver Strand Elementary; Ms. Jessica Martinez, Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District, National University Adjunct Professor

Come and listen, or dive into our Q&A as we highlight our Harmony and Inspire Showcase School practitioners! Learn some practical tips, more about Harmony’s program offerings, and how to incorporate SEL into your teaching repertoire or workplace!
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Wednesday
March 24, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Patricia (Tish) Jennings, Professor of Education, University of Virginia; Mr. Alejandro Diasgranados, D.C. Teacher of the Year 2020, Top 4 National Teacher of the Year 2021 Finalist; Dr. Lori Piowlski, Acting Associate Dean Chair of the Teacher Education Department at National University; and Mr. Tom Whisinnand, National University Grand Prize Teacher Award Winner 2020

Take some time for yourself to learn about ways you can engage in self-care through SEL. Dr. Jennings will moderate a panel with award-winning teachers who share inspirational stories about how they support their fellow educators and engage their students to cope and connect. You will also hear about an incredible opportunity to pursue a master’s in SEL and continue your own SEL journey at National University.
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Wednesday
March 24, 2021
Presenters: Ms. Julia Francis, Executive Director, Alludo Learning; Ms. Jill McManigal, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kids for Peace and the Home to the Great Kindness Challenge; Ms. Kristen Miller, Founder, With Heart Project, National University Adjunct Professor; Dr. Terri Pieretti, Educational Administrative Leader, National University Associate Faculty

Adding a new strategy could change your entire program! This panel offers important SEL strategies and how to incorporate them. Our panel of experts will guide you through some key take-aways for SEL.
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Thursday
March 25, 2021
Presenters: Dr. Steven Dorsey, Executive Leadership Coach Equity, San Diego County Office of Education; Mr. Karl Mueller, Superintendent, Coronado Unified School District; Mr. Ryan Satterfield, Director of Student Development, Cajon Valley Union School District

By taking the lead in SEL, these administrators know the importance and impact that SEL has on student performance and schools district-wide. Find out why these leaders chose SEL as a much-needed skill to improve academic outcomes.
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Friday
March 26, 2021
Presenters: Ms. Anna Smith, Teacher, Cape Flattery School District; Ms. Sarah Wood, T.R.A.C. Program, Encinitas School District; Ms. Iyana Cones, Teacher, Killeen Independent School District

What does Action Research in SEL look like? Meet a few of National University’s Master in Social Emotional Learning candidates as they share their SEL action research in classrooms and communities. Learn how we can all become agents of change.
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Friday
March 26, 2021
Presenters: Harmony SEL at National University, America Forward, Committee for Children, Learning Policy Institute, and Urban Assembly

How can federal policy support state efforts to foster positive youth skill development and overall mental health? The Pre-K-12 education system has been tested in unprecedented ways over the past year, and educators, leaders, students, and their families have stepped up to the challenge in unique and innovative ways. In this briefing, students, members of Congress, and experts in child development will discuss the importance of SEL concepts and how they can be advanced through federal policy.

Register today to attend the event, or simply livestream the event on SEL Day.
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Friday
March 26, 2021
Join us for an engaging Twitter Chat led by National University’s Sanford College of Education and co-hosted by Inspire Teaching & Learning and Harmony SEL. Education experts and SEL industry partners will discuss advocacy and policy promoting SEL in schools and communities. Follow along (@NatUniv) and join the conversation by using #NUSEL.
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