Join our SEL Challenge session at NAA2017!
We are delighted to be presenting in Dallas at the National Afterschool Association Convention: Rising to the Challenge: Game On!
The SEL Challenge session will be led by Kiley Bednar, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 21. We will be giving away two hard copies of the Preparing Youth to Thrive Field Guide to lucky attendees.
Session Description: What are the key youth experiences & staff behaviors that build Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills? How can we ensure that we are building them? Presenters share results of the 18-month SEL Learning Challenge, which studied eight exemplary SEL programs, resulting in a set of SEL standards & tools applicable across multiple youth settings. The session will review the framework for building SEL skills; introduce participants to key youth experiences & staff practices supporting the SEL domains (emotional management, empathy, teamwork, responsibility, initiative, problem solving); help participants begin to assess their program’s strengths & consider how best practice might be integrated into a continuous improvement process.