AM Breakout 3
with Michelle Dunn
Social emotional learning (SEL) is a critical component of any integrated, tiered system that is designed to support a community of learners. Without grounding SEL efforts in the context of equity and justice, however, barriers that prevent students from accessing and benefiting from SEL continue to exist. It is imperative that SEL is communicated and implemented in a way that student strengths, values, and cultural backgrounds are affirmed. In this session, participants will learn how to intentionally, effectively, and across tiers, promote SEL through the lens of equity, thereby dismantling inequities and creating just, equitable learning environments.
This session builds educator capacity to disrupt and dismantle barriers in education by intentionally centering social emotional learning efforts in educational equity, by teaching strategies and practices that promote equity-focused social emotional learning, and by learning how to position SEL as a way to affirm and promote understanding of diverse cultures, identities, strengths, and values.
Participants will be able to define educational equity and describe how it is connected to social emotional learning.
Participants will have the opportunity to examine and reflect upon biases, inequitable practices, and self-awareness that are barriers to equitable education.
Participants will examine strategies and best practices to effectively integrate SEL and equity at the classroom level and school levels, and across all tiers of instruction.