Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices in Social & Emotional Learning Public Symposia

By Staff from David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development is offering a free symposia series dedicated to understanding social and emotional learning and its contribution to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps. As part of this series, SEL Challenge partners will present on the research and measures behind the Field Guide.

Presented at the McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, MN

April 6, 2016

9 a.m. - 12 noon

What happens when research questions shift from measuring and replicating program outcomes to distilling and disseminating effective program practice? The SEL Challenge was a collaboration between Susan Crown Exchange (SCE), staff teams from eight exemplary youth programs, the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, and technical consultants. This learning community agreed upon a subset of SEL skills that are observable and relevant, developed practical measures and practice standards to promote them, and created a theory to support the infusion of these practices across programs regardless of content. The resulting field guide shares best practices and collective expertise for equipping youth with the social emotional skills they need to thrive. Come learn more about this innovative project, the six social emotional domains highlighted, as well as how the field guide can support you to be more intentional about social and emotional skill building in your program.

A recording of this event will be online soon here.

Sponsored by the Minnesota 4-H Foundation’s Howland Family Endowment for Youth Leadership Development and co-sponsored by Youthprise.

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Learn more about the best practices for social and emotional learning.

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