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Living SEL: Practical PreK–12 Applications for Schools


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Center for the Collaborative Classroom, in partnership with organizations supporting SEL initiatives in Illinois, presents a one-day conference, Living SEL: Practical PreK–12 Applications for Schools. Attendees will discover new ways of supporting social and emotional learning (SEL) for both adults and students.

The conference features keynote presentations, roundtable and panel discussions, and break-out sessions that will equip participants with practical tools and strategies they can use in their own SEL work.

Scheduled Presenters Include:
• Dr. Nick Yoder, Senior Technical Assistance Consultant for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research
• Jill Vialet, Playworks CEO and founder
• Paul Goren, Superintendent of Evanston/Skokie School District 65
• Districts participating in the DuPage Affiliated Districts Partnership
• Content Specialists from Illinois Classrooms in Action

Breakout Session Topics Include:
• Re-examining school discipline through an SEL lens
• Student-centered leadership
• Integrating SEL with academics
• Power of play
• SEL and trauma
• Parent supports for social media and SEL
• Data-informed decision making

Who should attend:
PreK–12 teachers, school and district administrators, coaches, student support services, and education leaders